Letter B Collage
M is getting really good with his letter sounds. He breezed through our first activity, which was making a collage out of pictures from store flyers of things that start with the letter B.
The next day I got out our collection of buttons and had M sort them, by colour and size, using a muffin tin.
Tactile Letter B
As M was busy sorting buttons, I cut out a letter B from cardstock so he could glue his buttons onto it. M’s button B will be joining the other tactile letters he has made for his word wall in his room.
The following morning I set out a button-snake and observed as M tried to get the felt shapes onto the ribbon. To make our button-snake I sewed a button onto either end of a ribbon I already had, and then cut out different shapes from pieces of felt. I made a slit in the middle of each shape so the buttons could slip through them easily. M actually struggled quite a bit with this activity and was becoming pretty frustrated. This will be a fine-motor activity we will have to keep revisiting until his finger dexterity, and overall patience, improves.
And that’s how I kept my oldest bug busy with buttons and the letter B!