Preschool at Home ~ Letter O

Each week I share 2-3 posts sharing our home preschool learning.  This post is only sharing our letter focused work. If we have a theme of the week, it will be a separate post too.  All of our general play based learning will be in a final weekly wrap up post called, “Learning with Ladybug.”  I am separating out the posts to make them easier for people to find down the road when searching for specific letter/theme activities.  See our entire home preschool plan here!

Home Preschool Letter O

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Her Letter O ABC Basket… 

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CRAFTS

She loves the paint cut and glue crafts from Learn, Create, Love.  This week we made the ostrich!

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PRINTABLES

Using tiny magnets {from Target} to follow the letter maze

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Putting tiny letter O stickers on the dot fun printable

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Painting the letter O dots on the animal dot fun printable, see more ideas for using Dot Fun Printables here!

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Below she was putting magnets on the words that begin with O from the Letter O  pack which is available here. This printable pack was given to us from a kind blog reader who also creates printables!

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ABC Find It! is a favorite still, so we had fun with that of course!

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Working on her lowercase Animal ABCs letter o is for otter craft…

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Our All About Reading Pre lesson for lowercase was an otter on a mudslide, here she was painting the mud on.  She wanted me to color the otter. 

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She also did a printable from the same lesson to focus on painting the letter O gray and the letter R blue, to make a dolphin which she loved!

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Our finished Letter O work

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See more Letter O ideas on our O is for Pinterest board, and even more ABC ideas on my ABC Ideas board!

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See more theme based printables to go with the Letter O here!

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Visit Preschool Corner to see more home preschool families!

Theme Printables K-O

Theme Printables K through O

Other Posts in this Series…

Theme Printables A-E

Theme Printables F-J

Theme Printables P-T

Theme Printables U-Z


I wrote about my views on using themes with young kids, and there are certainly a LOT of early childhood themes to choose from! When you begin planning, Pinterest and Google can be a bit overwhelming! I am creating this series to help you with your planning. I have gathered all FREE theme based printable packs {mainly early childhood focused, tots-1st grade} that I am aware of and sorted them by letter so you can browse through and get ideas all in one place! I did NOT include holiday based packs, simply because there are so many and they are pretty easy to find when holidays roll around.

I have included free printable theme packs from bloggers around the web including; Homeschool Creations, 2 Teaching Mommies, Spell Outloud, 3 Dinosaurs, Confessions of a Homeschooler, Me & Marie Learning, Ooopsey Daisy, All Our Days, Creative Learning Fun, Royal Baloo, 123 Homeschool 4 Me, Lawteedah, Our Little Monkeys, Creative Preschool Resources, Our Country Road, Homeschool Share, Gift of Curiosity, This Reading Mama, and Over the Big Moon. {if any of you ladies notice an error/edit please let me know!}

If the pack was created by another blogger, I listed their {blog name} in the brackets. If there aren’t any brackets, I made it!

Letter KTheme Printables K through O

Letter LTheme Printables K through O

Letter MTheme Printables K through O

Letter NTheme Printables K through O

Letter OTheme Printables K through O


Looking for more printables?

 Theme-Printables-A-through-E5  Theme Printables F through J  Theme Printables P through T  Theme Printables U through Z

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Other posts about using THEMES with young kiddos…

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Tot School ~ Letter O

~Ladybug is currently 38 months old~Tot School


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I have been forgetting to take pictures of her desk set-up, but I remembered this week!  I added some letter fun also, featuring the letter O using our Letter Construction set, our alphabet peg set, our foam floor puzzle alphabet, and letter bean bags.  She loved this!

The printable items are all available here on the Animal ABCs webpage. {files are released for free when they are posted on the Totally Tots blog for the ABC feature, letter O is not free yet, but it will be once it is posted on Totally Tots!}.

Letter O Week

Here are some Letter O and Octopus ideas for you…

 

She did tons of her octopus stuff, I only have 1 picture to show for it!  Here she is coloring…

Octopus Coloring

Special Note: Please read my post about Following the Child’s Lead if you have a tot and need info about this.  All tots are different and what Ladybug is doing may not be appropriate for your child, even if s/he is the same age!


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Octonauts Tot Pack

O week seemed perfect for an Octonauts theme!

I put magnets on the back of the heads and tails matching and had them with our cookie sheet, she loved this!Octonauts Matching

3 part cards in the mini pocket chart, she did this several times, minus the word matching-I helped or she ignored it for the most part!Octonauts Matching

Octonauts graphing with dot paint!Octonauts Graphing

I cut, she chose, glued and counted!

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Play Dough in the dry erase center!Octonauts Play Dough

ABC tracing…Octonauts Alphabet Tracing

I said, “Who is in the crescent?” she loved yelling out their names!Octonauts Tracing Shapes

She wanted to color the insides of the O’s on her maze!Octonauts Letter Maze


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I brought out our ocean sensory bin for the week, she loved it!  We haven’t had sensory bins as much, so they are special when they appear!Ocean Sensory Bin

Ocean Sensory Bin

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Play Dough with the boys…play dough busy box

Big brother letting her use his spin art…spin art


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We have a herd of caterpillars around here, collected by my sons from the backyard.  Pac is keeping his stash in our butterfly house, and they are doing well.  Ladybug has her own set in a glass jar and carries the poor things around with her everywhere!  Here, she was observing one of them as it played outside of it’s cage.

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Only one photo of my bug and her iPad this week, from Instagram, as she was doing her 3 letters before bed.  She will ask if she can do just 3 letters before we read books!Letter School App

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See all of our iPad app recommendations and other iPad info here!


Insta TotLadybug’s week on Instagram, since we are using Instagram more, I am switching the Mom’s Favorite category to “Insta-Tot” .  {I am using Printsgram to make the layout for the week!}

Featuring: her last night in her crib, new big girl bed, snuggles with Mommy, swimming with Daddy, fancy hair, and more!  We are 1plus1plus1, follow us or see all of our photos here!

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More Tot School Links…

Tot-Books Tot-School-Printables Tot-Trays Tot-School-Ideas Totally Tots

  • Tot School 2011/2012 Blog Roll 
  • Behind the Scenes ~ Where Do I Begin with Tot School?
  • Tot School Webpage {including links of all participants}
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  • Tot School ~ Letter Oo {part 2}

    ~Ladybug is currently 27.5 months old~

     

    Again, we have had a very low key school week, without any sort of schedule.  Ladybug was content playing outside mostly so we actually did very little school work! Our power was out all day yesterday and just came back on this morning so the post is late!

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    Tot School Printables O is for Ostrich

    Letter: Oo

    Object: Ostrich

    Vocabulary Development Theme: African Animals

    You can find the printables for this unit here on the Tot School Printables webpage.

    See Part One of Letter O here!

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    Coloring ostriches…IMG_0899

    MUCH more interested in the kitty we had just diapered with a tissue, rather than her tracing sheet.IMG_0903

    Letter Oo printables here!

    Fun Books & Toys for this unit here!Tot School Printables Toys and Books Letter O

     

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    Working on her ABC puzzle

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    She enjoyed “playing” the pond graphing game with the boys…IMG_0884

    Matching up the pond pictures from our Pond Nomenclature set, in our mini pocket chart.  Krash matched up the words after she did the pictures.IMG_0951

    She had some time with our Grasshopper Kits, especially enjoying Mr. Crunch…IMG_0963

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    Tot School ~ Letter Oo {part 1}

    ~Ladybug is currently 27.5 months old~

    Again, we have had a very low key school week, without any sort of schedule.  Ladybug was content playing outside mostly so we actually did very little school work!

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    Tot School Printables O is for Ostrich

    Letter: Oo

    Object: Ostrich

    Vocabulary Development Theme: African Animals

    You can find the printables for this unit here on the Tot School Printables webpage.

     See Part 2 of Letter O here!

    Coloring her Oo and the ostrich, using her dry erase activity centerIMG_0863

    Pom Pom Magnets on the letters…IMG_0869

    Gluing shapes…IMG_0872

    We still have a lot more to do for our letter Oo unit so we will carry on next week! {edited to add ~ see part 2 here}

    Letter Oo printables here!

    Fun Books & Toys for this unit here!Tot School Printables Toys and Books Letter O

     

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    The set-up for her shelves was based around our summer theme: POND LIFE, I did a simple set-up with some fun pond items for all 3 kiddos…IMG_0659

    I always set up a theme book shelf which ends up occupying Ladybug for hours each week.

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    Our bean bag chairs are still a big favorite!IMG_0673

     

    On her other shelves I set out a new batch of toys.  We mixed up her nesting blocks and her “Who Lives Where?” game pieces…IMG_0689

    She played with the beach felt board setIMG_9974

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    She had tons of fun with our Pond Life Sensory BinIMG_0682

     

     

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    My girl tried out the Strider Bike for the first time!  It freaked her out a bit but we’ll keep working on it!IMG_0785

    Fun at the playground…

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    She is learning how to jump, what better place than a puddle outside?IMG_0822

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