This is an activity that is used for children in preschool who are in the beginning stage of learning the alphabet and the sound each letter makes. It helps because the child has an object to associate the letter/letter sound to alhamdulillah - in this case, 'ba' for bayt. This activity is used in circle time but can be used in homeschool settings as well insha'Allah.
Take a box and decorate it to look like a house (bayt in Arabic). Make sure the top part of the box is open to allow the child(ren) to drop the letter cards inside of the box insha'Allah. Take several index cards and cut them in half. Write the letter 'ba' on most of the cards. On the remaining cards write other letters from the Arabic alphabet that are very dissimilar to the letter ba - like 'saad' for example. This is to, insha'Allah, avoid any visual confussion that may arise.
In circle time, and after you have introduced and taught the letter 'ba' and its sound, place the box and the letter cards face down on the floor. One at a time, invite a child to pick a card, say the letter (and its sound) that they see on the card. If the letter is the letter 'ba', that is above the door of the bayt, the child gets to get up and put the card into the box. If the card does not have the letter 'ba' the child places the letter back on the floor. It is a good idea to have enough cards with the letter 'ba' so that all children have a chance to get up and put a card in the bayt insha'Allah.
This is a fun game to reinforce the letter 'ba' for children who are beginning to learn the Arabic alphabet. This idea came from the book:
Many of the activities in this book can easily be converted for use with the Arabic alphabet. You can download sample pages from this book here insha'Allah.