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Alphabet Activities

Letter "Aa"

Letter "Bb"

Letter "Cc"

Letter "Dd"

Letter “Ee"

Letter "Ff"

Letter "Gg"

Letter "Hh"

Letter "Ii"

Letter "Jj"

Letter "Kk"

Letter "Ll"

Letter "Mm"

Letter "Nn"

Letter "Oo"

Letter "Pp"

Letter "Qq"

Letter "Rr"

Letter "Ss"

Letter "Tt"

Letter "Uu"

Letter "Vv"

Letter "Ww"

Letter "Xx"

Letter "Yy"

Letter "Zz"

Circle Time

Handprint Calendar

Winter Theme Crafts

Valentines Day



St Patrick's Day


Astrology & Space

Gardening and Flowers


Mother's Day

Father's Day

Teddy Bears

Independence Day

Dental Health


Fire Safety

Personal Safety

Name Recognition

Simple Science



Numbers and Quantities



Gingerbread Theme

Craft Recipes

Boredom Busters & Rainy Day Activities

Brain Development in Early Childcare

Marketing your Childcare / Home Business

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Letter "Oo" Recognition Craft Projects

We spend one week reinforcing each letter with crafts and activities.
Schedule of Activities

"Oo" Octopus Hats
Paint child's hand and four fingers and make two prints together to make an Octopus. I love these sticker eyes we got from Discount School Supply. We have previously used wiggle eyes but you can also just have the children draw them on.

"Oo" is for Owl

For this cute little owl we used 3 different sized circles in 3 different shades of brown. The children cut out the circles and glued them together as shown with precut ears and feet. We used real feathers for wings but you could make the feathers out of paper if you don't have them.

Owl Babies

Fold different colored cupcake liners into the shape of owls as shown. Glue onto a branch drawn onto a sheet of construction paper. Decorate with eyes and beaks.

Artistic "Oo"
Pour different colors of tempera paint into pie tins or paper plates. Set out construction or art paper and several round objects that can be dipped in paint (example:cups, mugs, paper towel tubes, straws, plastic bottles and caps). Invite children to carefully dip the objects into the paint and press them onto their papers to create prints. They can overlap the O's, spread them around the page, use complimentary colors, make "O" creatures, or do anything they wish to create their own original works of art.

Alphabet Collage Books

During the school year we will make a page for every letter, number, shape, and color we are learning. Each week children will put their new collage pages into a binder kept at home. Parents are encouraged to use the binder to review the pages with their child regularly. At the end of the year the children will have a nice memento of their preschool year as well a a complete alphabet, number, color, and shape book. See below for ideas for collage letter pages.
”Oo" is for Orange Ovals Collage
We cut these ovals out of orange construction paper but you can also have the children draw them on.


Print the Letter Page:

Letter O Template

Cut small ovals out of orange construction paper and glue them all around the letter.
More Collage Ideas for Letter Oo


Magazine Cutouts


Artistic Os (See activity above).

Blank Letter Template:

Blank Letter O Template
Letter O Sponge Painting
For our sponge painted collage we use light colored construction paper. These Alphabet and misc. sponges are available from school supply stores, hobby stores, $1 store, or Walmart. Cut down the construction paper if you want to put them into a binder.

O is for Octopus in the Ocean Sponge Painting
Use a letter O sponge to make a row across the bottom of the page. Paint child's hand and four fingers and make two upside down handprints together to make an Octopus in the ocean.

Group Time Activity

Long or Short? O

Invite children to listen for the sounds of long and short o. Tell children you will be saying several words and they will tell you whether it begins with the short o sound, as in otter, or the long o sound, as in ocean. For short o, have children clap their hands; for long o, have them stomp their feet. Say words such as often, oval, over, olive, octopus, oak, open, on, ocean and office.

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