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B Words for Kids

Looking for the best B words for kids? Better stick around, because I’ve got a big list of brilliant words that begin with the letter B.

From Bumblebees, bubbles, bananas, and barns to boxes, babies, bears and balloons, there is a bounty of B words for preschool all the way through elementary.

After you find the B words you need, make sure you get the free printable B Words for Kids Activity pack that is also available in this resource.

The Sounds of B

The letter B says /b/ as in: baby, bed, and boy. This /b/ sound is made as you send a quick burst of air through lightly closed lips.

B is a short sound letter, which means that it cannot be held out. (C,K, D, and G are other short sound words).

The Sound of B:

  • /b/ as in: box, bug, and bus

Consonant Letter Blends for B:

There are also consonant letter blends for B which include: ‘Bl’ as in: blank, blunt, and black and ‘Br’ as in: brown, break, and brace.

B Words for Preschool

Discovering new B words will certainly help preschoolers with their letter recognition and letter sounds. The more exposure to words that begin with B, the more familiar they will become with this letter. Here are some easy words that begin with B for Preschool:

Note: See this Preschool Learning Folder and the Preschool Daily Skill Builder for more practice with kindergarten prep including letter recognition and letter sounds.

Words that begin with B for Preschool:

  • Bat – A bat is a nocturnal animal that likes to be awake at night.
  • Box – There is a brown box sitting on our doorstep.
  • Bug – The bug was green and black.
  • Bus – We waited for the bus to arrive.
  • Book – My mom read a book to me.
  • Ball – I played ball with my cousins.
  • Bird – There was a bird in the nest.
  • Baby – I have a baby sister named Sara.
  • Banana – I ate a banana for my afternoon snack.
  • Balloon – There was a green balloon tied to a chair.

B Words for Kindergarten

Kindergarteners can get more practice with this big list of B words for kindergarten! I’ve also included words that end with B for kindergarten for those to are working on beginning and ending sound activities with their students.

Do your kids need more practice with letter recognition, beginning and ending sounds, and early reading? If so, check out the printable Kindergarten Daily Skill Builder.

Easy Words that begin with B for Kindergarten:

  • Bee – The bee buzzed loudly around my piece of watermelon.
  • Big – I ride a big, yellow bus to school.
  • Buzz – I heard a bug buzz past me.
  • Bed – My bed is soft and comfortable.
  • Bell – My grandmother has a bell collection.
  • Barn – The cow is in the barn.
  • Bear – The brown bear made its den in the forest.
  • Bake – I am going to bake a chocolate cake for you.
  • Bubbles – We tried to blow bubbles with our chewing gum.
  • Bread – Janice had wheat bread toast and orange juice for breakfast.
  • Brown – Our dog has brown fur.
  • Bike – I rode my bike to the corner grocery store.
  • Best – My grandma makes the best chocolate chip cookies.
  • Brush – Be sure to brush your teeth and comb your hair.
  • Butterfly – The butterfly landed on the flower.

Easy Words that end with B for Kindergarten:

  • Cab – He took a cab to work.
  • Dab – Mom will dab a little powder on her face.
  • Jab – His words were an unkind jab.
  • Lab – We got the lab results from our bloodwork.
  • Tab – I will pay the tab for our dinner.
  • Cob – We gnawed on the corn cob till all the kernels were gone.
  • Mob – The angry mob shouted in protest.
  • Job – My dad has a new job.
  • Rob – Rob is my uncle.
  • Sob – Sometimes I sob when I am really sad.
  • Cub – The bear cub rolled his mother around the forest.
  • Rub – I will rub some sunscreen on my arms before we head to the pool
  • Tub – I took a soak in the tub.
  • Web – The spider spun a beautiful web.
  • Crab – The red crab moved quickly.
  • Grab – Don’t forget to grab your bags before we go.
  • Crib – Leah slept in her crib all night.

Three Letter B Words

Looking for some common three-letter B words. These three letter B words are important for building phonemic awareness and early reading skills:

Three letter B Words for Kids

  • Bet
  • Bib
  • Bid
  • Big
  • Bus
  • Bug
  • Bin
  • Bit
  • Bun
  • Bow
  • Boo
  • Bee
  • Bob
  • Bop
  • Bot
  • Box
  • Boy
  • Bed

Four letter B Words for Kids

Are your students ready for some common four letter B words? If so, here are some fabulous four letter words that begin with B words to introduce them to.

  • Baby
  • Back
  • Bade
  • Bags
  • Bail
  • Bait
  • Bake
  • Bald
  • Bale
  • Ball
  • Balm
  • Boom
  • Boot
  • Bush
  • Buzz
  • Bugs
  • Band
  • Bang
  • Bank
  • Barf
  • Bars
  • Base
  • Bash
  • Bath
  • Bats
  • Butt
  • Bead
  • Book
  • Bowl
  • Burn
  • Bust
  • Busy
  • Beak
  • Beam
  • Bean
  • Bear
  • Beat
  • Beef
  • Beds
  • Bell
  • Belt
  • Best
  • Bike
  • Bonk
  • Brew
  • Bump
  • Bunk
  • Burp
  • Bill
  • Bind
  • Bird
  • Blab
  • Blew
  • Blog
  • Blue
  • Boat
  • Body
  • Bomb
  • Bond
  • Bone
  • Brim
  • Brow
  • Bull
  • Bulb

B Words for Elementary Students

Here are some B words for elementary students that will help to deepen their knowledge of vocabulary. With this list and some creative vocabulary activities, your kids will be able to recall more awesome words that begin with B.

B Words for Elementary Students:

  • Ball – The toddler enjoyed playing with the ball.
  • Bingo – My grandma plays Bingo every night at the recreation hall.
  • Banana – I ate a banana with my lunch.
  • Bloom – The daisies are in full bloom.
  • Big – I have my mom a big hug.
  • Boat – We took a boat across the river.
  • Black – The man wore a tall black hat.
  • Balloon – My sister got a pink balloon at the fair.
  • Bee – A bee landed on my mom’s lavender plant.
  • Berry – We have a large berry patch on our property.
  • Brown – The dog had shaggy, brown fur.
  • Button – I sewed a new button on my shirt.
  • Band – I enjoyed seeing the band play in the parade.
  • Bye – I waved bye.
  • Barn – Our barn is red.
  • Bite – Our dog doesn’t bite.
  • Broccoli – My dad likes to eat melted cheese over his broccoli.
  • Badge – He wore his new junior badge with pride.
  • Bronze – The Olympian won the bronze medal.
  • Brick – The Smith’s have a brick house.
  • Bridge – We have to cross over the stone bridge to get to Grandma’s house.
  • Build – I like to build with blocks.
  • Beauty – Victoria is full of beauty and grace.
  • Bless – Will you bless the food before we eat?
  • Better – I like mom’s brownies better than mine.
  • Bounce – He watched the ball bounce out of bounds.
  • Best – This has been the best day of my life.
  • Bitter – The herbs tasted bitter in my mouth.
  • Bland – The muffins were bland and didn’t have much taste.
  • Bulk – It’s cheaper to buy flour in bulk amounts.
  • Brave – The soldier was brave.
  • Bash – We are planning a big, birthday bash for my best friend.
  • Bright – The morning light made the room feel bright and happy.
  • Belong – I belong with him.
  • Brilliant – She was a brilliant student and will be greatly missed.
  • Burnt – She burnt the hotcakes and it made the fire alarm go off.
  • Brief – We will have a brief meeting after lunch.
  • Bowling – Our bowling league has won two championships.
  • Baboon – The baboon lived in the jungle.
  • Bamboo – Panda Bears like to eat Bamboo.
  • Banjo – My dad plays the banjo and I play the mandolin.
  • Basket – We are taking a basket full of food for our picnic.
  • Bicycle – I ride my bicycle to school every day.
  • Blade – The knife blade was sharp.
  • Bridle – Let’s saddle up the horse and put its bridle on.
  • Bride – The bride and groom looked good together.
  • Blink – It all happened in the blink of an eye.
  • Benefit – You will benefit if you take this class.
  • Believe – I believe there is a God.
  • Breeze – The gentle breeze blew through the trees.
  • Bicker – My siblings and I often bicker with each other.

Big B Words for Kids

Don’t be afraid to introduce your kids to big B words. Many times, kids are intrigued with challenging vocabulary. Here are some big B words to share with your kids:

Big B Words for Upper Elementary Students:

  • Brighten – That paint color will brighten up the room.
  • Brilliance – His brilliance landed him the job he always wanted.
  • Breakthrough – The detectives had a breakthrough on the case.
  • Blissful – She felt blissful and light as she meandered along the path.
  • Baffle – That test question baffled me and I didn’t know how to answer it.
  • Balk – I balk at the idea of moving.
  • Ballad – My heart soared as the moving ballad rang through the speakers.
  • Ban – We are under a burn ban when we are at higher risk for fires.
  • Beckon – I heard the male bird beckon to his mate.
  • Befuddle – Do not befuddle me with your circular reasoning.
  • Beguile – The wolf was clever enough to beguile the little girl into thinking he was her grandmother.
  • Belittle – It is unkind to belittle someone.
  • Benevolent – The dog had a kind and benevolent master.
  • Benefactor – I am a benefactor of the late Mr. Jones.
  • Benign – The cancer cells were benign.
  • Bequeath – When I die, I bequeath you all of my earthly possessions.
  • Bereavement – The widow was in a state of bereavement.

Nouns That Start with B

Have your kids brainstorm some nouns that start with B. To get you started, here is a list of familiar foods, animals, places, and objects that start with the B. What other B word nouns can you come up with?

Foods that start with B:

  • Bacon
  • Baking Powder
  • Baking Soda
  • Bagel
  • Bell Pepper
  • Banana
  • Barbecue
  • Barley
  • Basil
  • Beans
  • Beets
  • Berries
  • Biscuits
  • Bok Choy
  • Bread
  • Broccoli
  • Burrito
  • Buttermilk

Animals that start with B:

  • Baboon
  • Badger
  • Bear
  • Bunny
  • Beaver
  • Bat
  • Beetle
  • Butterfly
  • Bee
  • Bird
  • Bison
  • Brown Bear
  • Buffalo
  • Bug
  • Bullfrog
  • Blue Whale

Places that start with B:

  • Boston
  • Bahamas
  • Burma
  • Baltimore
  • Belize
  • Belgium
  • Bermuda
  • Brazil
  • Barbados
  • Bergen
  • Bulgaria
  • Bali

Objects that start with B:

  • Bottle
  • Backhoe
  • Backpack
  • Balerina
  • Balloon
  • Bag
  • Bark
  • Bucket
  • Bubbles
  • Bracelet
  • Barn
  • Barnacle
  • Baseball
  • Basket
  • Battery
  • Beads
  • Bell
  • Button
  • Brush
  • Blade
  • Belt
  • Bib
  • Bike
  • Bin
  • Butter
  • Binoculars
  • Blanket
  • Blazer
  • Bulldozer
  • Bird
  • Blocks
  • Boat
  • Bone
  • Bonnet
  • Book
  • Boot
  • Bow
  • Bowl
  • Bus
  • Bush

Activities That Teach B Words

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  • Make a Few B Word Crafts – Colorful crafts are a fun break from the mundane. Switch things up for the day and make a B word craft. Try a paper plate butterfly or let your kids try their hand at bubble painting. While your kid’s hands are busy, talk about the letter B, the sound it makes, and then brainstorm other words that begin with B.
  • Make Use of B Word Printable Resources- First of all, get the free B words for kids activity pack that is available in this post. Then, download your favorite free B word coloring pages, or other B word activity sheets. B word printables can be great for independent work, incorporated into your school time, used as morning time seat work, or just for a little afternoon fun.
  • Read Lots of B Word Books – Find a list of B word books that feature repeating B words throughout the story. As you read, point these words out to your kids or even have them read all the B words out loud when you come to them. Two B word books that our kids enjoy are: We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen and Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey
  • Spell B Words With Letter Tiles – Get your favorite B words list and grab a handful of letter tiles. To begin, call a B word off of the list, then have your student find the letters and spell it with their alphabet squares. If you have preschoolers who are working on letter recognition, or kids that are not reading yet, give them a word card, or a written B word for them to copy.

Free Letter B Words for Kids Activity Pack 

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