If your kids are working on learning the ABC’s, this Letter B is for Birds Sorting Activity is a fun, hands-on way for them to practice identifying and sorting lowercase and capital letter B.
Distinguishing between capital and lowercase letters can be difficult for some children especially when the letters look so much alike. Make sure to check out the rest of my alphabet printables!
Using engaging and entertaining activities like this one will help your kids to practice recognizing the letters by their shapes and make learning fun!
You can add this resource to your letter of the week lesson plans. It can be used as an independent activity in your early elementary classroom or homeschool.
Why Are Letter Sorting Activities Important for Kids?
Letter sorting activities help your kids practice a variety of important developmental skills such as matching, sorting, comparing, and more.
Your preschoolers and kindergarteners will also work on developing their visual discrimination skills as they identify and describe the shapes of the different letters.
Getting Ready to Use The Letter B Sorting Activity:
- Capital Letter B Bird Nest
- Lowercase Letter B Bird Nest
- 12 Capital Letter B Birds
- 12 Lowercase Letter b Birds
What Else Is Needed:
- Card Stock or Copy Paper
- Plastic Container
- Blue Shredded Paper
- Cotton Balls
- Laminator (optional)
- Laminating Pouches (optional)
To get this letter sorting activity ready for your children to use, click on the button at the bottom of this page.
Next, download and print the birds and nests on white card stock or copy paper.
You may also want to laminate the printables so your kids can reuse this activity over and over. Then, cut out the birds and nests.
To prepare the sensory bin for your children, fill a plastic container with blue shredded paper and white cotton balls.
You can also use colored rice, noodles, pom poms, or any other sensory bin filler. Finally, put the birds in the sensory bin.
How To Use The Letter B Sorting Activity:
For this letter sorting activity, your young learners will pick a bird and identify whether it has a lowercase or capital letter B on it.
They will then place the bird in the matching nest.
Your kids will continue selecting birds out of the sensory bin and putting them in the correct nest until they sort all the capital and lowercase letters.
Your preschoolers and kindergarteners are sure to have fun learning the difference between the capital and lowercase letter B in this Letter B Sorting Activity!
How Can I Extend This Learning Activity?
There are many other activities that your children can do during Letter B week. You can share themed books with them such as:
The Berenstains’ B Book by Stan Berenstain
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr.
Bicycle Book by Gail Gibbons
You can also pair this resource with more Letter B activities like these:
- Find the Letter: B is for Butterflies
- B is for Butterfly Craft from Crystal and Comp
- Letter B Printable Book from ABC’s of Literacy
Download The Activity:
To download the letter B sorting activity, click on the button below.