Monday, November 8, 2010

Busy As a Bee

~Alex is 32 months~
Tot School

This week we are working on the letter "B"  Potty training is not going so well. I'm not sure he is ready for it :(   Anyway this morning we.....

We read Dr. Seuss's ABC

"Big B, little b. What begins with B? Barber baby bubble and a bumble bee." We love Dr. Suess books around here. This is a great silly alphabet book.

B is for Bumblebee.

Do A Dot "B"
We finally got some Do A Dot markers and they are a hit. I got them at Michael's with a 50% coupon! So we did a Do A Dot letter B that I printed from here

Bee Color Matching
I made a clothes pin color match game with bees for Alexander. He liked it and totally got the idea but he had trouble  pinching the clothes pin open. It was great color identification and a fine motor skill activity. We will have to do more with clothes pins.

To make this game, I made a rainbow colored flower out of construction paper and cardboard. The cardboard was on the back to make it sturdy. I also printed 6 bees with matching flowers on their wings. I found a bee clip art then I added a tiny flower on their wings that would match the color of the flower petal in Photoshop. I glued them to some old clothes pins.

Flight of the Alex Bee
Then Alex pretended he was a bumble bee. He loved this. I made him some construction paper wings and some antenna. For the antenna I used contruction paper and I tapes a straw to the back to make them stick up. We played "Flight of the Bumblebee" by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov and Alex buzzed all over the house. He had a great time and played this for quite a while.
Checking out his antennas in the mirror
I love this one!
B is for Bumblebee
Lastly we made a Letter "B" bumblebee that I got the idea from Totally Tots.

Now Alex is napping and then I have to go to work so that is the end of "B" day.


  1. Very cute! Love that you turned your little guy into a bee. My boys would LOVE that. I think we might also have to get some Do A Dots...

  2. I love all your creative letters so far! And those antenna are just adorable!! I can't wait to see what you come up with for the rest of the alphabet.

  3. That must be the cutest lil bee I have ever seen :)

    Thank you for linking up to We Play this week, would love you to include a link back to the meme if you decide to play again :)