I was in charge of teaching the letter "b" this week in our rotating preschool. We first learned about what sound the letter "b" makes and had a sensory bucket filled with beans and a bunch of little things that started with "b." The kids took turns searching for things that started with "b" like a bow, bell, block, ball, button, bead and balloon. There were some things that didn't start with "b" like a marble, dice, paperclip, etc. The kids really liked putting their hands in the beans and digging around.
As a reinforcer at home, I made an "I Spy" jar with baby food jars (stage 3 size). The kids get to roll and shake the jar to find the things that start with "b." I didn't glue the lids shut but you could.
We had a blast today.