Letter "Bb" Week

Are you ready to buzz into busy "Bb" week?  We are, too! Go to https://www.facebook.com/pages/Smartypants/184737734925189 and post pictures of what you do!  We'd love to see your smartypants in action!

Toilet Paper Roll Bee
What you'll need...
  • black and yellow construction paper or paint or markers or crayons
  • wax paper
  • toilet paper roll
We used construction paper and cut into strips of yellow and black. You can also paint or color the stripes, too.  Tape or glue them on, add a black triangle with paper for the stinger, and cut out circles for the wings with wax paper. 

Letter Hunt:  Your Letter Hunt bucket should be filled with so many fun things!  Bee, bus, block, baby, bunny, banana, blueberry, bubbles, bear...please no boogers, boys.
Also, why don't you go...
  • blow bubbles
  • visit the zoo and find the bears
  • go on a walk and find butterflies, bees and bugs
  • take a bath with lots of bubbles!

You'll need...
  • white construction paper
  • marker or crayon
  • old magazines
  • scissors
  • glue or tape
  • hole punch and ribbon or stapler
Cut out several pages of white paper to make a book.  You can do any size you want.  Either staple the ends together or hole punch and tie together with yarn or ribbon.  Flip through old magazines and find pictures of things that begin with the letter B.  Cut out and tape or glue onto your book.  Sit down and read your new book together!

Banana Pops

Our mom got us each this really cute recipe book called Silly Snacks, Classroom Treats, and Cookie Dough Fun where we found this tasty treat!
 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk (NOT evaporated milk)
1 container vanilla yogurt
2 ripe bananas
1/2 cup orange juice

Blend ingredients and pour into (5-ounce) paper cups.  Let freeze for about 30 minutes and then stick popsicle sticks in the center of each cup; freeze until firm.  Peel the paper cup off when frozen and enjoy! FYI ~ this is really sweet!  Next time we might try leaving out the condensed milk and adding a little more OJ.  With that being said, the boys devoured those sweet little banana pops!

Fine Motor:  fill a cookie sheet with rice, sugar or sand and let your child draw.  After you're finished with the rice, make stir-fry. ;)

Coloring PagePrint off the Bb is for butterfly coloring sheet on the Fisher-Price website. Click on the link below.http://www.fisher-price.com/us/ms7/alphabet-coloring-pages.asp

Books:  Below are a few suggested readings for your little ones.  You should be able to find most of these books at your local library or even around your house.
  • Brown Bear, Brown Bear by Eric Carle
  • The Berenstain Bears' Bedtime Battle by Stan and Jan Berenstain
  • The Three Little Bears by Byron Barton
  • BIG Little by Patricia Patricelli

"LITTLE" TIP OF THE WEEK:  Make a habit of reading books as often as you can.  If you don't already have a bedtime and naptime ritual of reading to your little smartypants, it's not too late!  Reading to your children from birth on, will not only help to create earlier readers, but will have a positive impact on their success in school for the future.  Point out the colors, shapes, and letters and ask questions before, during and after the book.

Now go buzz off, little bees!


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