15 EASY Letter O Crafts and Activities

Looking for some letter O crafts and activities?

 

I have 15 engaging activities that will help your child learn about the letter O! These activities are perfect to use in the classroom, or you can do them right at home! These play-based learning strategies will have your kids hooked on each activity!

 

Giving your student or child the opportunity to learn one letter at a time will help them remember each letter. By doing these fun activities, your child will create memories of each letter!

 

Let’s dive into my exciting activities to learn the letter O!

 


Activity #1: Letter Collages

 

Letter crafts are a great way to practice letter recognition! Focusing on one specific letter and creating something special will help them recognize and remember the letter.

 

For the letter O, we created an octopus! This will be SO much for the kids because this is a snack activity. Whenever snacks are involved, the kids always go crazy for it!

 

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

B. Set-up

 

Create a bubble letter O on construction paper. We used orange paper for the letter O. Poke a hole in the center of the paper and cut the inside out to make the O shape.

 

Cut strips of orange paper and roll the ends on a pencil to make them curl up like tentacles!

 

C. Activity

 

Glue down the tentacles on the letter O. Then, glue down some Fruit Loops to be the suckers for the tentacles!

 

Create a face for the octopus on white paper using googly eyes and a marker!

 

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Activity #2: Do-A-Dot Letter Search

 

Who doesn’t love mess-free art?! Do-A-Dot paint markers pretty mess-free as long as your little one doesn’t wipe them all over their hand, wishful thinking, right?!

 

This printable is a perfect way to let you know if your little one can differentiate upper and lower case letters! 

 

letter o color match

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • A-Z Letter Do-A-Dot Sheets
  • Do-A-Dot markers

 

A-Z Letter Do-A-Dot Printable

 

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B. Set-up

 

Print off the pages and get the paint markers ready!

 

C. Activity

 

Your little ones with use the paint markers to place specific colored dots on the upper case letter and lower case letters! This is a wonderful way to also work on color-coding skills!

 

If you don’t have do-a-dot markers, you can use crayons to do this activity as well!

 

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Activity #3: Tape Resist Art

 

I love how tape resist art turns out! It’s so cool to see the outline of the object when you are done!

 

Your kids will be amazed to see their letters jump out at them after they are done painting. This is a wonderful way to include both upper and lower case letters into art for kids.

 

tape resist alphabet activity

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

 

painter's tape

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B. Set-up

 

Create an upper and lower case letter O on the piece of cardstock paper with the masking tape! Also, grab some water for the watercolors.

 

C. Activity

Paint around both of the letters. When they are done, they can pull off the tape gently! They can see the outline of the letters! They will love seeing what they created!

 

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Activity #4: Find and Cover

 

A great manipulative to use for hands-on learning activities is counting cubes! There are so many ways these can be used.

 

One of the ways I love to use them is by doing a Find and Cover activity! This is an activity that focuses on one letter at a time. It also focuses on both the upper and lower case letter.

 

letter o counting cubes

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • Find and Cover printable
  • counting cubes

 

Click HERE for your Find had Cover Letter Printables.

 

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B. Set-up

Print off the letter O and any other letter you want to work on with your little one.

 

C. Activity

 

Have your child identify the letter. Then, have them tell you which one is upper case and which one is lower case. Explain to them what a key means. Show them that they are to look at the key to see what color represents the upper and lower case letters.

 

They should place that colored counting cube on the correct letters!

 

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Activity #5: Play-Doh Letter Building

 

Whenever I pull out the Play-Doh, the kids play for it for at least a half-hour. You know, that’s kind of a big deal, right? Most of the time, it’s longer than that, but at least a half-hour!

 

Since Play-Doh is so engaging for kids, it makes for a wonderful learning activity!

 

letter o play doh

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

Click HERE to grab your Letter Play-Doh Mats! (Upper and Lower case letter included)

 

 

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B. Set-up

 

Print off the letters that you want to work on! Then, place them inside a dry-erase folder for your little ones to build on. This way, it won’t get the sheet dirty, and you can save and redo it repeatedly.

 

C. Activity

 

Your little ones should roll and create the letters using Play-Doh. You can have them match the colors that are on the sheet, or you can use whatever color you’d like. They should try to create the letter by following the lines!

 

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Activity #6: Salt Painting

 

Have you ever tried salt painting? It always turns out SO pretty!

 

Kids love watching the paint flow throughout the salt. It’s a relaxing way to paint, and the kids will love trying a new way to create art.

 

letter o salt painting

 

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

watercolor set

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B. Set-up

 

On your piece of cardboard, draw the letter O with a pencil. Then, outline the letter in glue. Make sure to place the cardboard on an art tray for the next part! Shake a whole bunch of salt all over the glue, then dump the access in the trash.

 

*You have to let the glue dry before you start painting, or else it will be REALLY messy!*

 

C. Activity

 

Have your little ones use watercolor paints to paint the salt! It looks terrific, too, when you mix different colors throughout the letter.

 

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Activity #7: Ocean Jell-O Sensory

 

Jell-O digs are a fan favorite around here. I love them because they are taste safe for the kids it helps work on their fine motor skills.

 

This ocean-themed bin is perfect for your letter O lesson.

 

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • sensory bin
  • Jell-O (2 packs)
  • ocean themed animals
  • kid-friendly tweezers

 

B. Set-up

 

Make the blue Jell-O by following the directions on the box. I recommend grabbing two packs to have enough Jell-O to cover the animals.

 

Put the Jell-O inside the sensory bin then, place the animals in the Jell-O before putting it in the fridge.

 

C. Activity

 

Once the Jell-O is ready, have the kids use tweezers to grab each of the animals out! Talk about what each animal is when they are attempting to grab it out.

 

Once they are all done, enjoy a little snack 🙂

 

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Activity #8: Beginning Sounds

 

Talking about animals or objects that start with the letter will help bring the letter to life for your little one.

 

These beginning letter worksheets are a perfect way to show your little one some fun things that start with the letter O!

 

letter o beginning sounds

 

How to do this activity:

 

A. Materials you need

  • Beginning Sound Letter Sheets
  • crayons

 

Click HERE to grab your Beginning Sound Letter Sheets.

 

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2. Set-up

 

Print off the worksheet and grab your crayons!

 

3. Activity

 

Go through each of the objects or animals inside the letter O. Say each thing’s name and make each object’s beginning sound before saying the whole word. This will help your little one understand the starting sound of each picture they see.

 

They will color each thing that starts with the letter O!

 

I have beginning sound sheets for each letter of the alphabet! Create a booklet to go over each of the sounds that the letters make. This will make for a great resource to use repeatedly.

 

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Activity #9: Geoboard Letters

 

Do you remember using these boards as kids? I remember loving when my teacher pulled them out so we could play and create with them!

 

Work on creating letters with the geoboard! This is not only a wonderful way to work on letter-building skills, but it’s a great fine motor activity for kids!

 

letter o geoboards

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • geoboard letter printable
  • rubberbands
  • geoboards

 

Click HERE to grab your Geoboard Lower Case Letter Printable.

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B. Set-up

 

Use my geoboard letter worksheets to help your little ones build the letters! Print off the letter O and any other letter you want to work on.

 

C. Activity

 

Your little one will use the rubber bands to build the letter O. Younger ones can use the worksheets to help guide them on building the letter. Older children can be challenged by trying to do it on their own!

 

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Activity #10: Oil and Water Science Activity

 

Looking for a fun and simple science experiment to try?

 

Kids love experimenting with oil and water. It’s perfect for the letter O.

 

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

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B. Set-up

 

In a baking pan, add some oil and lay it down on a flat surface. Then, in cups, add some water and food coloring (mix it up with a spoon).

 

C. Activity

 

Have the kids use droppers to suck up the colored water mixture and squirt it into the oil. Make observations about what happened when the two mixed together!

 

Try this with multiple colors for even more fun.

 

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Activity #11: Owl TP Craft

 

Toilet paper roll crafts always turn out so cute. What I love most about them is, is that we always have them on hand, so it’s always something that’s easy to do right at home.

 

This owl craft is a perfect letter O activity for kids and even adults!

 

TP Owl craft

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

colored yarn

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B. Set-up

 

You can paint the tubes with acrylic paint or you can leave them the way they are. Cut two small slits at the bottom of the TP roll in the back to stick the yarn through.

 

C. Activity

 

Stick the first colored yarn through the slits and wrap it around the tube a few times. Then, if you want to add another color, repeat that process.

 

Once you’re done with wrapping, bring the yarn to the bottom slits again and cut.

 

Use hot-glue to stick the googly eyes, beak, and wings on!

 

Check out this video below for a snapshot of how to do each step!

 

 


Activity #12: Colored Oats Sensory Play

 

I have actually never dyed oats until this activity right here! Let me tell you, it was a MAJOR hit with the kids!

 

Colored oats is a wonderful sensory activity for kids and goes along great for a letter O-themed activity.

 

colored oats sensory play

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

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B. Set-up

 

Dump 1 cup of oats into a ziplock bag. Then, add a bunch of liquid watercolors inside the bag and shake it up.

 

On an art tray, place a piece of parchment paper (easier clean up). Dump the oats onto the parchment paper to dry.

 

C. Activity

 

Give it about an hour to sit to make sure it’s all dry!

 

Place the oats into the sensory bin. Give the kids some fun sensory items like scoops and cups to play with!

 

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Activity #13: LEGO Letters

 

Got a kiddo who loves to use building with blocks? This activity will be right up their alley!

 

LEGO’s are an open-ended toy that I absolutely love using for learning activities. The possibilities are endless when it comes to using them!

 

letter O lego

 

Building letters is just one way that they can be used! This is a wonderful hands-on learning activity that helps kids understand how each letter shape is formed!

 

How to do this activity:

 

A. Materials you need

  • LEGO Letter Building Mats
  • LEGO’s

 

Click HERE for your LEGO Letter Mats

 

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B. Set-up

 

Print off the sheets and grab your LEGO’s.

 

C. Activity

 

Your child will use the blocks to create the letter O. You can have them use little or DUPLO blocks for this activity. This activity asks them to identify each letter is they create and how many blocks it took for them to create the letter.

 

If you decide to do more letters than just O, they can see the letters’ differences!

 

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Activity #14: Popsicle Stick Letter Building

 

Building letters with popsicle sticks work on SO many different learning skills.

 

This specific activity works on letter recognition, counting skills, STEM skills, and pre-writing skills! It’s perfect for school centers or just for home learning!

 

letter o popsicle sticks

 

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • Popsicle stick letter cards
  • popsicle sticks
  • pencil

 

Click HERE for your Popsicle Stick Letter Cards

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B. Set-up

 

Print off the letter cards and grab the popsicle sticks!

 

C. Activity

 

Your kids will use the cards to help them know how to create each letter! Count how many popsicle sticks it takes to create the letters.

 

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Activity #15: Color Coding Letters

 

Want to try a beginner color-coding activity that’s perfect for preschoolers? I love that it works on several skills with just 1 easy setup as well! 

 

This activity works on color recognition, color matching, number recognition, and letter building! Wow, that’s pretty amazing if you ask me.

 

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

 

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B. Set-up

 

Inside the bottle caps, place a dot sticker with the numbers 1-3 written on them. Older children can have more numbers and colors!

 

Create the letter O on the cardboard with the bottle caps in a mixed-up order. Write what each number signifies on the side; you can use a pom too for younger ones. Older kiddos can work on color sight word recognition.

 

C. Activity

 

Have your child use the key to place the correct colored pom in each bottle cap to create the letter O! This works on letter building, color recognition, and number recognition!

 

Want to add in some fine motor skills? Have them use tweezers to pick up and place the poms inside the caps! 

 

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Final Thoughts and Conclusion

 

Individual letter activities are a fantastic way for kids to really grasp letter recognition of each letter of the alphabet! Doing some of these activities will help your little ones remember each letter of the alphabet.

 

To go along with these activities, I suggest reviewing the alphabet letters once a day for at least 5 minutes. That’s it! 5 minutes is all it takes if you consistently go over the information with them; you’re going to see how they can pick up the information if repeated daily.

 

Do you have a favorite activity that you do in your classroom or at home with your kids for the letter O? Our community would love to hear about it! We all benefit from sharing our teaching strategies and activities. Leave a comment below to let us know about some ways you like to teach the letter.

 

Happy Learning!

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