Welcome to our Letter O preschool activities! We are having fun with Octopus activities this week, and I hope you enjoy them. So let’s get started shall we?
Octopus Coloring Page: We color this, paint it, or use markers. I found some that fit my 3 year old well, they’re called Pip-Squeaks Washable Markers. They’re shorter and easier for her to use. These pictured are chubby markers, they also make a skinny version. I got mine at Wal-mart.
Letter Oo Do-A-Dot Page: We use Do-a-Dot Art Markers with this!
Octopus cut and paste page: I have the Teeny Tot cut out the items on this printable and then glue them to a colorful piece of construction paper.
Octopus Cutting Practice: Simply print and let your child try cutting along the lines!
Octopus Puzzle: Cut along the guides for a fun 6 piece beginner’s puzzle!
Calendar Counting: Each day the Teeny Tot counts our calendar up to the current date. It’s great practice for counting skills as well as number recognition. It also helps get started with left to right reading order.
Color matching puzzles: You can download them here, I printed, laminated then cut the octopus in half to make them into puzzles.
Alphabet Pattern Block Printables: Here she is working on her letter O alphabet pattern block activity. She simply matches up the colored pattern blocks to the template to create the letter O.
Number Clip Cards: The clip cards are to either put in order 1-10, or clip the correct amount of paper clips on, or mini-clothes pins, or cheerios, whatever you can use to get them counting! Here are the links! Click here to download the Octopus Number Clip Cards
Octopus Size Sort game: Organize game pieces by size, then discuss what Small, Medium and Large mean. You can download it here.
11 x 11 Pin Geoboard: We use these to make letters, numbers, shapes etc!
Foam Letter Builders: I cut the shapes from foam and let her use them to make the letters. You could also use my Magnetic Letter Builders as well!
Finger Tracing Paint Bag: This is simple and fun, I filled a bag with tempura paint, you could also use cheap shaving cream. Then I’ll tape it to her desk for her to practice writing her letter on using her finger. You could also skip the bag and put shaving cream on your counter if you’re feeling brave ;o) After we do the letters we do numbers, shapes, and whatever else we can think of!
Letter Collage Worksheets: The download includes letters A-Z as well as a collage idea sheet. We use the collage items as objects to decorate our letters for an alphabet book. We also color, paint, and stamp them. Since we use both upper and lowercase, I have provided both for you! Click here to download the Letter Collages:
Play Balloon Volleyball: A good friend of mine over at 7renfros suggested a fun game called “Balloon volleyball”, its basically a toddler-friendly version of regular volleyball. Kids take turns batting a balloon up in the air, with the goal of trying to keep it off the ground as it floats downward. You can shout out words that start with the letter “O” each time you hit the balloon! Thanks Melissa, great idea!
Family Fun Night: Have some oranges or orange juice and read Owl Babies
Or watch the animated online version: Owl Babies by Martin Waddell
Here are some more Letter O reading ideas!
So those are just some of what I managed to capture via photos this week, but you can click here to download all of the Letter O preschool activities, or check out my Letter of the Week preschool curriculum to get the entire alphabet all at once!
Have some preschool fun you’d like to share? Make sure to leave a comment below!