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Alphabet Letter O Otter Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities and Worksheets

Alphabet Letter O Otter Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities and Worksheets


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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 otters are endangered.

Online resource > Giant river otter and Marine otter @

Alphabet Activities > Letter O is for Otter

Present the color poster and select the activities of your choice.

Children age 3 and under:

Print a letter O coloring page in standard block or D'Nealian 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 activity worksheet.

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

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 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.

Complementary activities:

otter online jigsaw puzzle
Otter online jigsaw puzzle

otter coloring pages
Otter coloring pages

otter craft at dltk

> DLTK's Printable Otter Craft > A cute otter craft available in coloring and color format using a toilet paper tube.
letter o coloring page
Letter O coloring page
Standard Block

letter o otter color poster

Color Poster

letter o otter coloring page

Coloring Page

letter handwrtiting worksheet

Handwriting Worksheet

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

(short O sound)
D'Nealian & Standard block

letter o word search and handwriting

Word Search & Writing

drawing and writing paper
Drawing & writing paper

pritnable lined paper

Printable lined-paper
(various styles)

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