Alphabet Letter O Otter Theme
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> Letter O >
O is for Otter

Animals >
Mammals >
Forest >
Ocean | Aquatic
River otter
Marine otter

Crafts > Printable Otter craft

Holidays and Events >
April > Int'l Week of the Ocean

Online jigsaw puzzles

Online Story time >
Animals > Pup's Supper

Here are printable materials and some suggestions to present letter O > short o sound.

1.  Animals > Mammals > Aquatic > Otter
An otter is an aquatic or marine mammal with brown fur, a long body, short legs, and webbed feet.  Otters live in the water where they eat fish, frogs, and other water animals.  Different kinds of otters are found in most parts of the world.   They live in groups and are very playful.  Otters are related to skunks, badgers and other kinds of weasels.  Some kinds of otters such as the giant otter, marine otter and southern river otter are endangered.

Online resource > National Geographic's Creature Feature > River Otter

2.  Alphabet Activity > Letter O is for Otter
Present the letter O otter six-piece online jigsaw puzzle to practice problem solving and view letter O in upper and lower case.  Adjust number or pieces using the Change Cut button on the left.

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 an
otter 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 otter image.  Write the word otter on the finished coloring page.

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 worksheet 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.

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 the otter 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 otter behind the page or print an otter coloring page.

2.  Drawing and writing paper  to engage children in making an original drawing of an otter and practice writing letter O in upper and lower case independently. 

3.  Crafts > DLTK's Printable Otter Craft
A cute otter craft available in coloring format and color using a toilet paper tube.

4.  Online Story > Pup's Supper

Read and listen to this delightful interactive bilingual story book of an sea otter mother an pup as the enjoy supper.  Learn about their favorite foods.  Courtesy of the Monterey Bay Aquarium

Online jigsaw puzzle bilingual

Letter O Otter Online Jigsaw Puzzle

Letter O Otter
Printable Activities
[in Spanish]

Letter O coloring page

Standard Block
Print an otter coloring page  behind the letter O

Color Poster
D'Nealian | Standard

Coloring Page
D'Nealian | Standard

Handwriting Worksheet

| Standard

Letter Activity Worksheet and Mini-Book
Letter O Worksheet & Mini Book

(short O sound)
D'Nealian and Standard block

Letter O Word Search & Writing

Drawing & writing paper: draw an otter & write letter O o

Printable lined-paper
(various styles)

Otter coloring pages

External links:
Printable craft

Otter tube craft

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