Alphabet Letter O Octopus
Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities and Worksheets

Activities Materials
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Here are printable materials and some suggestions to present letter O.  The presentation ideally should be part of octopus related activities.

Alphabet Activity > Letter O is for Octopus
Present and display the poster and distribute your choice of printble activities.

Prior to alphabet presentation discuss and present images and facts about the octopus.

Finger and Handwriting Tracing: Trace letter O's in upper and lower case with your index finger as you also sound out the letter. Invite the children to do the same on their coloring page or handwriting worksheet. Encourage the children to trace the dotted letter, and explain the direction of the arrows and point to the number 1 with arrow that help them trace the letter correctly in one continuous stroke.

Find the letter O's: Have the children find all the letter O's in upper and lower case on the coloring page or extended tracer. Encourage them to circle or trace/shade the letter O's first.

Coloring the Octopus > "Sea Chameleons" > The octopus presents the opportunity for children to choose any favorite color. Explain that the octopus is the "chameleon" of the sea. Like a chameleon, the octopus can change colors to camouflage itself. Recent studies suggest it may also change colors depending on its mood -- it may turn a bright color when angry, for example. You may want to compare and contrast to a chameleon.

Letter O words: Letter O Worksheet and Mini Book: These materials can be used as part of Letter O program of activities to reinforce letter practice and to identify related O words. Read suggested instructions for using the worksheet and mini-book.

You can also display  letter  posters and coloring pages or even make a letter O classroom book. For related images visit: Letter O Printable Activities.

Letter O Word Search & Handwriting Practice (short O sound) > A four word search game features the octopus 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 an octopus behind the page or print an octopus coloring page to color and decorate after writing practice.

2.  Drawing and writing paper: Encourage children to draw and color an octopus and write letter O.

octopus coloring pages
Octopus coloring pages