Letter B: Alphabet Activities for Kids

Letter B:  Alphabet Activities for Kids

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!

Letter Sorting:  B is for Beach Balls {Alphabet Activities at RoamingRosie.com}

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.

B is for Bubble Painting {Alphabet Activities at RoamingRosie.com}

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.

B is for Bear and Bison Finger Puppets  {Alphabet Activities at RoamingRosie.com}

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.

You can find the printout here:  Bison Finger Puppet and Black Bear Finger Puppet.

B is for Blue Bowling {Alphabet Activities at RoamingRosie.com}

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.

B is for Blue Bowtie Noodles with Broccoli {Alphabet Activities at RoamingRosie.com}

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.

B is for Blueberry Muffins {Alphabet Activities at RoamingRosie.com}

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.

B is for Banana Bread {Alphabet Activities at RoamingRosie.com}

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

B is for Banana Split {Alphabet Activities at RoamingRosie.com}

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:

food coloring bubbles mini farfalle blueberry muffin mix

I’d love for you to share if you’ve done any of these projects with your little ones!

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Have fun!

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Chocolate Chip Cinnamon Banana Bread

Chocolate Chip Cinnamon Banana Bread

This is some awesome bread.

I came up with this recipe to get a bread that was moist and soft and very, very chocolatey.

It’s kinda rich, too.

If you prefer to have a little crunch in the middle, though, you could substitute half of the chocolate chips with chopped walnuts.

Chocolate Chip Cinnamon Banana Bread

It’s a pretty basic banana bread recipe.

All the usual suspects.

Plus the chocolate chips, and a little cinnamon for an extra layer of flavor.  I love cinnamon.

Chocolate Chip Cinnamon Banana Bread

It will look pretty wet as you’re mixing it, but that’s okay.

Chocolate Chip Cinnamon Banana Bread

Here’s the dough in the pan.

The little bit of moisture around the edge is from the baking spray I used.  I don’t usually have the patience to butter and flour a pan, so I use the baking nonstick spray that has flour in it.  Maybe not the healthiest thing in the world, but it’s easy.

I did add a piece of parchment paper to the bottom of the pan, as well, just in case.  Better safe than sorry.

Chocolate Chip Cinnamon Banana Bread

Doesn’t that look amazing?

And it smells even better than it looks.

Chocolate Chip Cinnamon Banana Bread

Like I said:  very, very chocolatey.

That chocolate in every bite is what I think makes the smoothness of the bananas and the spice of the cinnamon extra awesome.

Sometimes I eat it just like that, and sometimes with butter.  Sometimes for breakfast, and sometimes for dessert.

Either way, it’s pretty filling.

And awesome.

Chocolate Chip Cinnamon Banana Bread

Chocolate Chip Cinnamon Banana Bread


3 large, ripe bananas
1/3 cup butter, melted
1 cup sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup miniature chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350°F and prepare a 9×5 inch loaf pan.

In a large bowl, smash the bananas with a fork until mostly smooth. Mix the melted butter into the bananas. Mix in the sugar, egg, and vanilla until combined. Then mix in the cinnamon, baking soda, and salt. Stir in the flour, 1/2 cup at a time. Stir in the chocolate chips.

Pour the batter into the loaf pan. Bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour, until browned. Cool in pan for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack and cool completely.

[Note: This is a moist bread with chocolate in every bite. If you want less chocolate, and a little crunch, you could substitute half of the chocolate chips for chopped walnuts.]


For the printable PDF version of the recipe, click here:  Chocolate Chip Cinnamon Banana Bread


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