Let’s talk about an octopus and an ostrich with letter O!

Let’s talk about an octopus and an ostrich with letter O!

25 Jul 2016 | 3 min Read

Amruta Ramsubramaniam

Author | 37 Articles

Hope you are enjoying our “Letter of the week” series. Click on these to access all the previous letters we have covered so far: Letter ALetter BLetter CLetter DLetter ELetter FLetter G,Letter HLetter ILetter JLetter KLetter LLetter MLetter N

This week, we are delving into our Letter O shelf, so let’s begin!

Here is an overview of our letter O shelf:

We began by tracing our sandpaper letters:

I also like to keep a chalkboard for my son, as he is showing a lot of interest suddenly to doodle & scribble – he tries to write letters with chalk – again it is all driven by his interest, as I do not want to introduce writing to him yet (he is just 3.5 ☺ )

That’s our letter of the week poster.

And this one is our letter of the week folder:

O is for Octopus! For this, I put together some fun cutting work for my son. I pasted some crepe paper on a paper plate, and my son had to cut the paper longitudinally to make it look like an octopus!

Another fun Octopus-themed activity was some fun octopus washing and scrubbing work – I set up a tray with a brush, some soapy water and a washcloth. This was one activity that we enjoyed most!

After that we did our Dot marker printable work. You can even use crayons, stickers, pom poms or flat marbles to fill in the circles!

Next was some play dough fun! We created uppercase and lowercase letter O using clay and our printable clay mat. 

O is also for Octagons – so I set up an open ended basket with different octagon shaped buttons. My son used these to make some fun patterns.

O also stands for opposites! So we went through this simple book of opposites. 

I also created a fun “on” and “off” sorting game for my son – here I gave him picture cards of objects to solve based on their mode (whether on or off)

And lastly O is for Office-goer – for this, I set up a fun office pretend play with his leap pad and a stationery tray. We had so much fun pretending to be busy office-goers ☺

So have fun learning with your toddler. And watch out for next week’s article on the letter P.

You can also catch the entire video on my YouTube channel for more details:

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