Category Archives: Letter B

B is for Buttons

I picked up a bag of colorful buttons at Wal-Mart last year, just knowing I’d find SOMETHING to do with them.  Haven’t sewn a bit since them, but here’s the next best thing:

Button sorting!

This time I just put one different colored button in each tin and let Noah sort them.  I had seen some pre-printed labels for muffin tins for different basic activities, but then I realized they were charging for the downloads, so last night I made my own.  To start with I traced around a cup onto construction paper and then cut out the circles.  I also cut circles from white construction paper and wrote numbers 0 through 6 so we can do some counting activities.  The muffin tins are another great way to practice basic skills.

Pinned it, Did It – B is for Butterflies

Ah, what letter B week would be complete without clothespin butterflies.

I showed my children last year how to tie dye coffee filters, and they’ve done it several times since then.  The only problem is, once they dry, we don’t know what to do with them.  Solution:   Five of the children participated (on their own initiative) in this, between the ages of 10 and 3.

We made these butterflies using three coffee filters for each one, then stuck a magnet on the back.

Yes, one of the many luxiouries of living in a converted mobile home (as she rolls her eyes) are the metal doors which are perfect for magnetic butterflies.