Letter O Ocean Theme
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Here are printable materials and some suggestions to present letter O > long o sound.
What is the ocean?
1. The vast body of salt water covering about three quarters of the earth's surface.
2. Any of the major divisions of this body of water. The five oceans are: The Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, Arctic, and Southern.
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Alphabet Activity > Letter O is for Ocean
Present and display your option of letter O printable activities in the materials column.
Children Age 3 and under:
* Print a letter O coloring page
D'Nealian or Standard Block font and select and print an ocean theme coloring page behind it or on a separate page if using paints to decorate later. Discuss other letter O words found on the worksheet.
* Finger Tracing:
Trace letter O's in upper and lower case with your finger as you also sound out the letter. Invite the children to do the same on their coloring page.
* Children can trace and color the letter O's. After completing coloring the letter, encourage children to color the ocean theme image. Write the word ocean on the finished coloring page.
Children Ages 3+ to 6:
Alphabet - beginning letter O (short sound)
1. Present the Letter O Activity Worksheet and Mini Book program. Read suggested instructions for using the worksheet and mini-book.
Letter O words: This page and matching mini book can be used as part of Letter O program of activities to reinforce letter practice and to identify related O words.
If you have illustrated alphabet books you can also use images in them. You can also display letter O posters and coloring pages or make a letter O classroom book. For related images visit: Letter O Printable Materials .
* Finger and Pencil Tracing:
Trace letter O's in upper and lower case with your finger as you also sound out the letter. Invite the children to do the same on your worksheet. Encourage the children to trace the dotted letter with your choice of sharpened crayon, fine tip marker, coloring or regular pencil and explain the direction of the arrows and numbers (on the upper right corner) that help them trace the letter correctly. During the demonstration, you may want to count out loud as you trace so children become aware of how the number order aids them in the writing process.
* Find the letter O's: Have the children find all the letter O's in upper and lower case on the page and encourage them to circle them first. Visit each child to make sure they have identified the letter O's and then discuss the locations with the worksheet.
Letter O Word Search & Handwriting Practice (short O sound)
A four word search game features an ocean image and letter O words with pictures and handwriting practice.
Advanced independent handwriting practice:
1. Print your choice of printable lined-paper and encourage children to draw and color an ocean behind the page or print an ocean theme coloring page.
2. Drawing and writing paper to engage children in making an original drawing of an ocean scene and practice writing letter O in upper and lower case independently.
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