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Alphabet Letter O Octopus Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities and Worksheets

Alphabet Letter O Octopus Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities and Worksheets


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An octopus is an ocean cephalopod mollusc with eight sucker-bearing arms, a soft body, strong beaklike jaws, and no internal shell. It is closely related to the squid, nautilus and cuttlefish.

Review the octopus theme for addictional activities and crafts.

Alphabet Activities > Letter O is for Octopus

Present the letter O octopus six-piece online jigsaw puzzle to practice problem solving and view the letter in upper and lower case.

Present and display the poster and distribute your choice of printable activities.

Children ages 3 and under:

Print this toddler coloring page with large bubble font, color, paint or decorate or,

Print a letter O coloring page D'Nealian or Standard Block font and select and print an octopus 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 octopus image. Write the word octopus on the finished coloring page.

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.

Handwriting worksheet tips:

Encourage the children to trace the dotted letter, and explain the direction of the arrows and numbers 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.

Have the children find all the letter O's in upper and lower case on the page and encourage them to circle them.

Children ages 3+:

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

You can also display letter posters and coloring pages or make a letter A home or 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

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