Welcome to Letter B Day!
If you haven’t read the Introduction to the Alphabet Activities, you should start there.
And don’t forget to check out the Letter B: Free Alphabet Worksheets for Kids, too!
For our letter sorting activity, I made paper beach balls and cut out the capital and lowercase Bs into the shape of water drops.
The balls were made from 2 circles that I cut like a pizza, and we glued the triangles down in the shape of a ball first, before adding the letters.
The Bubble Painting was an outdoor activity.
I added a few drops of liquid food coloring to some cheap containers of bubbles that I picked up at the dollar store.
Then we blew the bubbles onto sheets of white paper.
Most of the bubbles popped on their own, and a few we popped with our fingers, but – either way – I recommend wearing old clothes for this activity. You may manage to keep it off the clothing, but if you don’t, the food coloring will stain.
My daughter had some fun coloring the animals blue (for B Day) and we played with them as finger puppets for awhile.
When she was no longer interested in them as puppets, we cut off the finger cuff and glued them to some blue paper so we could add it into our Alphabet Activities Binder.
We did a bowling activity with a blue ball (one of those you find in the big bins at Walmart or Target for a buck or two) and some homemade blue bowling pins.
To make the bowling pins, I added some blue paint and a few drops of water to the inside of used water bottles. I replaced the lid and shook them to disperse the paint. Then I let them dry overnight with the lids off.
Okay, I know the noodles look green in the picture. There was just something wrong with the lighting in the kitchen and I couldn’t figure out how to edit the photo at the time to adjust the coloring – but I swear they were blue in person!
Anyway, my girls LOVE “Butterfly” noodles. My oldest has been calling bow tie (farfalle) pasta “butterflies” ever since she started talking, so it seemed natural to make them for Letter B Day.
I added some broccoli in florets, instead of cut up, because my kids like them that way. The noodles themselves have a basic sauce of a little milk, butter, and Parmesan cheese.
To make the pasta blue, add some liquid blue food coloring to the water while the noodles are cooking. When they’re done, rinse them with water in the strainer to get rid of any extra dye.
You know what else B is for? B is for Baking!
So….. we baked. It looks like a lot, but only the banana bread was made from scratch (and it doesn’t take very long, either.)
These muffins were from a box mix. Maybe not the healthiest thing to eat, but easy.
And we made mini muffins, as they’re friendlier for small hands.
The picture’s a little dark, but trust me – the banana bread is amazing!
And my daughter loved making it with me.
And eating it.
Click to get the recipe: Chocolate Chip Cinnamon Banana Bread
Okay, okay… at this point we’re getting a little food-heavy in this post. I know. I couldn’t help it. :)
Anyway, the Banana Split was made with a scoop of each flavor of a Neapolitan ice cream, some whipped cream, chocolate syrup, sprinkles, and a cherry. Plus, of course, some banana.
We shared it, though: this big bowl of ice cream wasn’t meant to be consumed by a single child. Talk about sugar rush!
And here are some of the supplies I’ve mentioned in this post, including the food coloring and muffin mix:
I’d love for you to share if you’ve done any of these projects with your little ones!