BooBoo Baby: Making Letter Recognition Fun activity is sure to be a HIT in your classroom, or in your home!!This is probably my 4 year olds most favorite activity we have done to date. She loved every aspect of this letter B activity. She loved the fact that she could use a TON of band-aids, that she got to put the band-aids all over a baby doll, and that she got to pretend to be a doctor and fix up baby!
The Only Things You Will Need:
- An all plastic baby doll (The bigger the better)
- Dry Erase Marker
- Permanent Marker
The first thing you will need to do is write capital letters all over your plastic baby, make sure you are using the DRY ERASE marker, so the letters will come off after you are finished with this activity!
As you can see, my baby is rather small and I was only able to fit 15 letters on my baby. You need to make sure you space out your letters (or whatever you decide to do) so that when the band-aids go on, they will not cover up any other letters along with it!
You then need to write the cosponsoring skill on your band-aids with the permanent maker , for example I wrote lowercase letters on my band-aids (and uppercase on the baby).
Make sure to leave to backs on the band-aids. If you don’t you will obviously have band-aids sticking everywhere and by leaving the backs on you are providing great fine motor practice!
I find it a bit hard to find a full plastic baby, most seem to have soft bellies. Keep an eye out at garage sales and thrift stores for the biggest plastic baby you can find!! If you can’t find one you could always just fit all the letters on a few little babies. I could only find this small plastic baby in the 20 babies that we have!
BooBoo Baby is all better!!
To get the dry erase marker off the baby, use a little rubbing alcohol, it should take it off pretty easily!
If you want to work on a different skill you could write really anything on the baby for the kids to match up, numbers, dots, capital to capital or lowercase to lowercase letters, colors to color words. It really all depends on what your child is ready for! We did matching upper case letters to lowercase letters!
Check out the video below to see this activity in action!!
Looking for more Letter B Activities? Check out some ideas below!
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