Teachers often introduce the letter B early in the letter recognition and writing curriculum since it’s the second letter of the alphabet, and kids usually recognize it easily.
The /b/ sound is also distinct, and most preschoolers can distinguish the sound at the beginning of a word. Some may confuse the /b/ and /p/ sounds, but it’s one of the less common mix-ups.
Free Printable Letter B Worksheets
As the letter B is one of the more challenging letters to write, kids need plenty of exposure and practice. Letter B worksheets are an excellent strategy for helping children with letter recognition and letter writing.
Our free letter B worksheets can help kids at various levels. Be sure to download them all for use with your students. You can also laminate each letter B worksheet for use with dry erase markers.
Letter B Coloring Pages
Coloring is an excellent activity for building the fine motor skills and hand muscle strength needed for writing. These coloring sheets introduce kids to words that start with B.
Each coloring page serves as a letter recognition worksheet for uppercase and lowercase Bb. The color-by-letter sheets allow kids to distinguish between uppercase and lowercase letters.
Letter B Recognition
Younger preschoolers may be unable to write the letter B, but they’re at the perfect age to work on letter recognition. These two worksheets allow them to practice forming the letter B using dot markers or stickers and find the letter B amongst other letters.
Letter B Tracing Worksheets
Tracing is a great method for younger children to practice writing. Each letter B worksheet features uppercase and lowercase Bb with dotted lines to guide students.
The first tracing sheet guides students through letter formation. The second simple worksheet gives kindergarten kids a chance to practice letter identification.
Phonemic Awareness With the Letter B
As kids learn to write and recognize the letter B, they also learn the /b/ sound. It’s a good idea to teach letter shapes and sounds in conjunction with one another so that students can make connections.
This worksheet is an easy way to introduce kids to words that start with B while also practicing their tracing skills. The sheet includes fun pictures to help kids figure out the words.
All-in-One Letter B Worksheet
Once kids have had ample practice recognizing and writing the letter B, you need to assess them for complete understanding. The all-in-one sheet requires kids to trace and identify the letter B while also recognizing the /b/ sound. This sheet is also a good refresher for kids moving on to more challenging letter work.
Letter B Activities
These alphabet worksheets fit perfectly into a more extensive interactive letter-learning curriculum. In addition to pencil-and-paper practice, kids need to experience the letter B in various contexts.
Kids can practice writing in sand or shaving cream. Play-doh is a great option, as kids can note the similarities and differences between the uppercase and lowercase forms.
There are many great B books you can use in your curriculum. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr. is always a hit with preschool and kindergarten students. Not a Box by Antoinette Portis is another good option and encourages creative thinking.
Writing and Recognizing Letters Made Easy
These letter B worksheets are part of our larger set of free printable worksheets for every letter of the alphabet. The worksheets fit nicely into a robust letter-learning curriculum. Be sure to download all of these printable letter worksheets today so that your students get plenty of practice writing and recognizing all of the letters.