Letter Of The Week o

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Letter Of The Week O

I like to eat almost every fruit and vegetable but ewwww not olives! I do think it’s fun to make them out of paper and paint though.  When I asked my son what we could do for the letter of the week this week he suggested Owl, we’d finally left the house after being sick and went to the zoo this morning where he declared the Owls to be his favorite animal. I reminded him we’d already made an owl so we settled on olive instead. What I like is that even though this is supposed to be a lowercase project  the O looks more like an uppercase one – but the red pimento looks like a lowercase so it’s both!

  1. Gather your materials. You will need 2 pieces of construction paper, some green, brown and red paint, 2 paint brushes, scissors, a marker and glue.Letter Of The Week O
  2. Start by writing an two o’s on your paper, a large and small one.  I didn’t write and inner circle because I wanted my son to paint all over it, and if there are more lines he isn’t usually as inclined to paint as much. Letter Of The Week O
  3. Mix some brown and green paint together and paint the large O.Letter Of The Week O
  4. Get a fresh brush and red paint.
  5. Paint the small o .Letter Of The Week O
  6. Let dry.
  7. Cut out.Letter Of The Week O
  8. Add glue.Letter Of The Week O
  9. Glue the large O on the 2nd piece of paper and the small o in the upper right hand side.Letter Of The Week O

Alphabet Books

Alligator Alphabet by Stella Blackstone and Stephanie Bauer. I was so excited to find this book because just this week my son started pointing out lower case letters in text. This book is a beautifully illustrated book with each letter represented on it’s own page. Pretty standard right? Wrong, although the text below the illustration had both upper and lower case letters, the main illustration is only the lower case letter. This is perfect for children like my son who are just starting to learn their lowercase letters.

T is for Touchdown: A Football Alphabet by Brad Herzog is a beautiful book that will delight even those of us who are never happy to see football season start. I admit even being an anti fan this book was fun and really full of information that even a football scrooge like myself can appreciate. Also it’s easy to read simply the letters and look at the pictures for little ones and has genuinely interesting blurbs for each page for older children.

Museum ABC by the Metropolitan Museum Of Art is a book that was first loved at our house because of the “C is for Cat” page , an early interest of my sons. I loved it because for each letter there are 4 usually very cropped pieces of paintings, showing only that part that fits the subject of each letter. In my nerdy love of identifying paintings I play a game with myself trying to figure out which are which as my son is identifying the letter, and finding the subject matter in each. The book is so beautiful, it’s hard to do it justice in a simple review. A wonderful concept and a great intro to art books for even the tiniest patrons.

Letter Of The Week O!

Owl O !

When teaching I always did octopus O, but we’ve already done that here at No Time For Flash Cards. After a few flips through the kids dictionary for ideas for the letter O I laughed at myself for never doing an owl before! I was more excited when my son was eager to do a craft after such a busy day. When it was all done we both couldn’t wait to show it off , my son to his dad and me to all of you! .
  1. Gather your materials. You will need 3 different colors of construction paper, 1 sheet of white paper, some brown paint, 2 googly eyes, glue, a marker and scissors.
  2. Start by drawing a large uppercase O on the white paper.
  3. Have your child paint it. I had to include this picture he was just starting to paint but was ecstatic that he made a happy face .
  4. While your child paints, cut out a large triangle and 2 feet from one color.
  5. Cut out 2 circles with the other paper. Scrap paper would work great for these pieces.
  6. Cut out the painted O and glue onto the 3rd piece of paper.
  7. Add glue to the top of the O ( you can see the smears where he added extra glue, just wipe any spills with a paper towel ) .
  8. Add the triangle
  9. Add more glue
  10. Add the circles
  11. Add the googly eyes.
  12. Add the feet- we stuck them under the O but over is fine too. Let dry.

Song!

The Little Brown Owl

Hoo Hoo
Went the little brown owl one night
Hoo Hoo
Went the little brown owl,
Hoo Hoo
Went the little brown owl one night ,
And they all went hoo hoo hoot!

But we all know owls go ,
la di da di da!
la di da di da!
la di da di da!
We all know owls go
la di da di da
they don’t go hoo hoo hoot!

Books!

“White Owl , Barn Owl” by Nicola Davies is a really informative sweet book. Although the story is fiction this book is packed with information on every page. The book follows a little girl and her grandpa as they put a nesting box high in a tree for the elusive Barn Owl. They wait and wait and their patience is worth it when they catch a glimpse of the beautiful bird. My son sat for this whole book, listening as I read the facts along with the story. The simple but magical illustrations by Michael Forman were a perfect compliment to the text.


” The Owl And The Pussy Cat”
by Edward Lear and Stephane Jorisch . The classic poem is brought to life with whimsical but pretty illustrations. The story of true love sailing off on a beautiful pea green boat is a classic for a reason, it’s melodic and will appeal to children in many age groups. I had to memorize this in grade 3 for Madame Griffin and still hold it dear to my heart!

“Owl Babies” by Martin Waddell was an instant hit with my son. I knew it would be, much like little Bill the smallest of the three baby owls my son is fond of saying “I want my mommy”. The three birds are distraught when they discover mama owl is not there. I love how they huddle together, and think a lot before mama Owl returns non- challant about the fact that she’d returned. The illustrations of the owls are so expressive , which with very few facial features is impressive. Patrick Benson did a wonderful job bringing all three owl’s personalities out visually as well as making the setting ominous without being frightening to young readers. Great book!

Octopus O – Letter Of The Week Craft

letter crafts

Have fun exploring the letter O for letter of the week and the subject of octopuses with this simple craft.

 

  1. Gather your materials. You will need some construction paper, some paint , crayons or markers, scissors, glue and some tissue paper, or ribbon for the tentacles.octopus letter recognition craft
  2. Draw a big FAT O, it needs to be fat so when you cut it out it is strong enough .octopus o crfat for preschool
  3. Have your child paint / color the O. Ask them about the letter while they do this or if they are younger you can name it a few times and see if they will mimic you. We are using paint dobbers, they dry fast and are not very messy. octopus o letter of the week
  4. While your child is painting cut our 8-10 ( some may rip) tentacles, we are using tissue paper but ribbon or regular construction paper would do in a pinch.octopus crafts for kids
  5. Cut out the O.
  6. Put 8 dots of glue on the back side of the O.octopus letter o
  7. Glue on the tentacles.octopus O Letter craft
  8. Let dry! octopus letter of the week craft for kids