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"O" Activities
 

Art
ORANGE OVALS
Set out orange paint and some brushes.
Give your children oval shaped pieces of paper.
Have your children paint their ovals the color of orange.
 
FINGERPAINTING Os
Set out finger painting paper.
Place a glob of orange (or any color) finger painting paint in the middle of each paper.
Let your children finger paint. Encourage them to make os on their papers.

O PRINTS
Set out painting paper and paint trays (small trays or plates, with paint poured on).
Set out straws, cardboard tubes (or other objects that leave a circle ring).
Show your children how to dip the objects into the paint and then make O prints all over their papers.
 
DECORATING Os
Using the large O pattern, cut out O shapes for your children from heavy paper.
Give each child an O shape and some glue.
Have them glue circular cereal pieces all over their O.
Variations: Let them stick on octopus, ostrich or owl stickers.
Games
HUNTING FOR ORANGE
Have your children go on an orange hunt around your house (or room).
You can have them look for real objects that are colored orange, or you can place small orange paper shapes around for them to find.
 
COUNTING CHERRIOS
Give each child a small bowl of 20 (or so) Cherrios.
Give each child a piece of paper that has been divided into four sections.
Write a numeral in each section 1-4.
Tell your children to find the numeral 1 and place one cherrio on it.
Continue with the other numerals.
 
ESTIMATING CHERRIOS
Again, set out some cherrios for each child in a small bowl.
Have each child take a handful of cherrios from their bowl.
First have them guess how many they have.
Then, one at a time, have them count the number of cherrios they have.

MOVEMENT

MOVEMENT IDEAS
Fly like owls
Move live the ocean
Bend head and neck down like an ostrich
 
GIANT OCTOPUS
Have four children sit down on the floor, back to back.
Have them each spread out their legs.
They have made a giant octopus.
Go around the octopus and count the number of legs.
 
HULA HOOP FUN
Hula hoops are great to use when studying the letter O.
Children can jump in and jump out.
They can lift them up over their heads and lower them down again.
Or two children can lay around the hoop, creating their own letter O.
Language
O RIDDLES
 
I sleep all day and search at night.
I sit in trees and hoot.
Who am I? (An owl)

I live in the ocean.
Sometimes I can make a pearl inside my shell.
Who am I? (An oyster)

I live in the ocean
I have 8 legs.
Who am I? (An octopus)

I have long legs and a long neck.
I like to search for food in the sand.
Who am I? (An ostrich)

 
WRITING OS
Making Os in fingerpaint.
Making Os with playdough.
Making Os with chenilles.
Baking O with bread dough.
Making Os on the sidewalk with chalk.
 

Science

MAKING ORANGE
Give your children some yellow paint and some red paint.
Have them mix them together, what do they get? (Orange)
Variation: Children can also make orange with food coloring and water.
 
OTHER O SCIENCE IDEAS
Study the ocean.

Snacks

O SNACKS
Here are some ideas for snacks while studying the letter O.
Oranges
Oatmeal
Orange juice
Oatmeal cookies
Olives
Omelets
Onion soup
Oyster crackers
Okra