I’ve shared our overall homeschool plan for my 3 yr old and Kindergartener and the mermaid activities from our Ariel week. This week, we’re focusing on B-Belle. We are learning about France, telling time, and making some delicious treats. Here are my easy Preschool at Home Activities for Beauty and the Beast.
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Beauty and the Beast Sensory Bin
We start each day with a sensory tabletop activity. This week, I created Belle bins with yellow dyed rice, red jewels, tea cups/saucers, some puff balls, a Belle toy and of course a few sparkly things. I love the creative play these bins inspire. My girls also come up with lots of awesome activities to do with the supplies they are given. Here are instructions to make your own.
“Enchanted Rose Garden” Sensory Bin
- Plastic or wooden bin (large enough for your child to play comfortably)
- Dyed yellow uncooked rice (colored using food coloring & White Vinegar)
- Artificial rose petals or mini roses (red or pink)
- Red plastic gems or beads
- Miniature Belle doll or figurine
- Small plastic teacup or teapot
- Miniature “enchanted” mirror or frame (optional)
- Small scoops, spoons, and containers for scooping and pouring
- First, prepare the dyed yellow rice: In a Ziplock bag, add uncooked rice, a tablespoon of White Vinegar and a few drops of yellow food coloring. Close the bag and shake until the rice is evenly colored. Allow the rice to dry before using.
- Next, fill the bin: Pour the dyed yellow rice into the plastic bin, creating a vibrant base reminiscent of Belle’s cheerful spirit.
- Rose garden magic: Scatter artificial rose petals across the sensory bin, creating a whimsical garden for Belle to explore.
- Sparkling treasures: Add red plastic gems or beads to the sensory bin, representing the enchanting jewels of the Beast’s castle.
- Belle’s presence: Place a miniature Belle doll or figurine in the sensory bin, allowing your child to guide Belle through her enchanted garden.
- Tea time fun: Include a small plastic teacup or teapot in the sensory bin, inviting your child to host a mini tea party just like Belle.
- Enchanted mirror: If available, add a miniature “enchanted” mirror or frame, symbolizing the magic and transformation in the story.
- Encourage your child to scoop and pour the dyed rice using the small scoops and containers, enhancing their fine motor skills.
- Let your child engage in imaginative play by having Belle interact with the rose petals, gems, and tea party items.
- Explore storytelling by having your child narrate Belle’s adventures in her enchanted rose garden.
The “Enchanted Rose Garden” Sensory Bin will transport your little one into the magical world of Beauty and the Beast, providing hours of sensory play and imaginative storytelling. It’s a charming way to experience the enchantment of Belle’s story!
Learning Parts of a Book
This week we are doing lots of reading, just like Belle. One of our Preschool at Home Activities is learning about the roles of the author and illustrator and what the main parts of a book are. In addition, we are discussing who, where, what, when, where and why for each story we read.
Books we read this week on Amazon FreeTime Unlimited:
Virtual Trip to France
Our cultural lesson for this week takes us to France. This YouTube video is a great age appropriate resource to teach little ones about France, and this one is all about the Eiffel Tower. My girls also love these National Geographic videos for kids.
We also made croissants and even had a special macaroon dessert treat. Eating food themed to another country is such a fun way to integrate our lessons with real life. This is one huge benefit of homeschool. I love that our education isn’t limited to certain times of the day.
Beauty and the Beast Bookmark Printable
This free printable bookmark activity was perfect for practicing fine motor skills. My girls also worked on their scissor skills cutting it out. Plus we were able to use them while reading for the rest of the week.
Counting, Addition & Subtraction
Most of our math lessons thus far have included reviewing numbers, counting practice and introducing simple addition/subtraction. My kindergartener does really well with hands on practice so counting with beads this week is a great way to practice her addition and subtraction skills. She also practiced with little red flowers. They would have been more appropriate if they were mini roses, but we used what we had on hand.
Introducing Clocks and Time
We introduced clocks this week and are learning about the hours, minutes and how to tell time. We sing this song each morning. I also remember learning this song in elementary school. It made things so much easier and more fun. I try to find songs for nearly every topic we cover to help my girls learn remember the concepts easily.
Cogsworth Clock Craft
Our big art project this week is making a Cogsworth clock face. We used gold paper plates, tan paint, craft foam, and glue to make these clocks come to life. This tied in so perfectly with our clock lesson too.
Letter “B” – Belle Week Lesson Plan
Here’s a week-long lesson plan filled with creativity, educational activities, and the magic of Belle’s world:
Introduction to Letter “B” and Belle (Day 1)
- Craft Activity: Create a “B” is for Belle bookmark using construction paper, stickers, and ribbon.
- Educational Activity: Practice tracing the letter “B” and write down “Belle” and other “B” words like Beast, Beauty, Book, Bake, etc.
- Snack Idea: Enjoy blueberries and banana slices while discussing how both start with “B.”
Tale as Old as Time (Day 2)
- Movie Time: Watch Beauty and the Beast together and discuss the enchanting story of Belle and the Beast.
- Craft Activity: Design enchanted rose crafts using red construction paper and green pipe cleaners. For added fun, cover with a clear plastic cup to look like the rose in the movie.
- Educational Activity: Talk about different types of roses and their colors.
- Snack Idea: Serve rose-shaped cookies or red velvet cupcakes.
Belle’s Book Adventures (Day 3)
- Craft Activity: Create a mini book for your child to draw their favorite stories or characters.
- Educational Activity: Read a storybook together and discuss the joy of reading, just like Belle.
- Snack Idea: Have a book-themed snack with alphabet crackers and cheese.
Castle Crafts and Tea Party (Day 4)
- Craft Activity: Build a cardboard castle using boxes and decorate it with paper and markers.
- Educational Activity: Host a mini tea party and introduce basic table manners.
- Snack Idea: Enjoy tea with “beastly” brownies or “beauty” fruit kabobs.
Dress-Up and Dance Day (Day 5)
- Indoor Activity: Have a dress-up and dance party with Belle’s music playing in the background.
- Craft Activity: Decorate paper crowns or create paper roses.
- Snack Idea: Make “The Grey Stuff” (it’s delicious!)
Throughout the week, read Beauty and the Beast storybooks and discuss the importance of kindness and embracing individuality, just like Belle does in the movie. Encourage imaginative play where your child can act out scenes from the story using their crafted items.
I hope this “Belle’s Beauty Week” fills your home with joy and enchantment! If you need further adjustments or more ideas, check out these additional Beauty and the Beast Crafts for Kids.
B-Belle Week Preschool Printable Worksheets
Don’t forget to download the Belle inspired educational preschool printables to help your little one practice the letter “B”, hone their fine motor skills via cutting and learn numbers 1 through 5!
Disney Preschool at Home
C – Cinderella
D – Dumbo
E – Eva (Wall-E)
F – Fairies
G – Genie
H – Hei Hei (Moana)
I – Inside Out
J – Jack Skellington
K – Kevin (Up)
L – Lilo or Lightning McQueen
M – Monster’s Inc
N – Nemo (Finding Nemo)
O – Olaf (Frozen)
P – Pascal (Tangled)
Q – Queen of Hearts (Alice in Wonderland)
R – Raya
S – Snow White
T – Tiana (The Princess and the Frog)
U – Ursula
V – Vanellope von Schweetz (Wreck-It Ralph)
W – Woody
X – Rex (Toy Story)
Y – Yzma (The Emperor’s New Groove)
Z – Zootopia
***All copyrights and trademarks of the character images and references used belong to their respective owners. This is not a licensed product. I do not claim ownership to any of the characters/graphics used in this free printable download. I do not claim ownership of any of the movies or characters mentioned in my preschool at home activities.