Since I became a SAHM, I decided I would let E pick out our topics and not go in ABC order, but just do whatever "theme" each week that he wanted to do! So far, we have learned about:
Ee - elephant
Gg - giraffe
Ll - lion
Dd - dog
Vv - Valentine's
Aa - ant
Bb - bear
Last week we learned about Aa for ants and this week are continuing our learning of Bb for bears. E realized these two were in ABC order and now he says we HAVE to go in ABC order! He's all about having things in order, matching, or sorted correctly so I'm not too surprised. I told him we can go in ANY order and it doesn't matter if it's ABC, but he's set on going in ABC order so next week, the letter C it is!
Anyway, let's look at some more of our Letter Bb fun. I ordered counting bears on Amazon and E has LOVED playing with them!
We used Do-a-Dot markers to mark the letter Bb on this chart! He did great with this activity.
We used the counting bears to play the game "Help the Bear get to his Cave". We each picked a bear and rolled the dice. The goal was to get to your bear to the cave first. E may or may not have had a complete meltdown when my bear got their first. Oops. He won one round, too!
We also used counting bears to add bears to the cave. Super simple - just roll the dice and add that number of bears to the cave.
One of our favorite activity was working with gummy bears!! First, we did this Great Gummy Bear Sort, which was SUPER cute and fun! Then, we graphed our gummy bears and talked about which one we had the most of, the least of, etc.
We also did a bear alphabet recognition activity where I would call out a letter and E would color the bear with that letter. What a great way to assess alphabet recognition.
We also practiced tracing the letter Bb!