Your students have played ABC memory match, been through the set of flashcards 802 times, and they’ve dug through the sensory bin searching for the alphabet. What now?! You know they need more practice on letter names, sounds, and handwriting. So I made this awesome worksheet packet for you! These free printable letter O worksheets for kids have all your bases covered. As an early childhood educator, I know that developing a strong foundation for reading starts with the alphabet. These alphabet worksheets cover tracing, letter recognition, alphabet sounds and so much more. And the best part is it’s super easy to print and prep for morning work or any other time you need a quick activity.

– Life Over C's Free printable Letter O Alphabet worksheets for preschool and kindergarten

Recommended Grade Level:

Printable Letter O Worksheet Supplies:

  • Printer/Ink
  • Laminating Supplies (optional)
  • Scissors
  • Glue Stick
  • Crayon/Pencil
  • Dot Marker
  • Dice

Learning About Letters of the Alphabet:

LETTER RECOGNITION AND LETTER FORMATION IN PRESCHOOL
LEARNING LETTERS AND SOUNDS IS AN IMPORTANT COMPONENT OF PRE-READING KNOWLEDGE. PROPER LETTER FORMATION ALSO HELPS STUDENTS GAIN HANDWRITING FLUENCY.

Teaching the alphabet involves much more than letter naming. Children need to learn to discern between uppercase and lowercase letters, they need to be introduced to the sounds each letter makes, and on top of all of that they need to begin learning the best way to form each letter.

That is why letter knowledge takes a few years to develop and it requires lots of hands-on exploration, activities, and practice.

I love the diversity of the Letter O worksheets for preschool and kindergarten because you can pick and choose what you want your students to practice. You can adapt as necessary, and even provide hands-on manipulatives to use instead of just pencil and paper.

The preschool letter worksheets packet for Letter O includes:

  • Letter Tracing: THREE different versions, depending on abilities/motor skill development
  • Cut and Sort: Uppercase vs. Lowercase and First Sound Pictures
  • Read and Color: Sight Words/First Sound/CVC and CVCC Words
  • Find the Letter Worksheets: I Spy and Grid formats
  • Roll and Write: A fun dice game to practice writing Letter O
  • Rainbow Writing: A colorful way to complete a tracing letter worksheet
  • First Sound: Pictures and words to help children hear the /o/ sound at the beginning of words
  • Do-a-dot Marker: Large letter shapes to help young learners explore Letter O
– Life Over C's Letter O Free printable alphabet worksheets

What Can Preschoolers Learn From Printable Activities?

practicing the alphabet with preschoolers and kindergarteners
EVERY OPPORTUNITY FOR KIDS TO LEARN LETTER NAMES, SOUNDS, OR HANDWRITING IS VALUABLE LEARNING TIME. THEY NEED LOTS OF REPETITION AND SUCCESS TO FEEL CONFIDENT IN LEARNING.

Consider thoughtful questions as you encourage your students to learn each letter of the week:

  • What are the letters in your name?
  • How many sounds do you have in your name?
  • What other words start with the /o/ sound?
  • Does letter O have curvy lines, straight lines, or both?
  • O is a special letter called a vowel!
– Life Over C's Free printable alphabet coloring worksheet and beginning sounds cut and paste worksheet

Why Is It Important For Kids To Do Kindergarten Letter Worksheets?

Besides the fact that kids love to search, find, and color, there are many other reasons to encourage exploration of letters and sounds with interactive worksheets.

Visual Discrimination

Identifying letters (both lower and uppercase) encourages kids to use visual cues to discern between them. This is an important skill when later discerning letters to decode words.

Automaticity

The goal is for children to effortlessly recognize letter names and sounds interchangeably before they begin to put the pieces together to learn to read. If recalling sounds is too laborious, it will be difficult for a child to read with fluency.

Improve Understanding

As children learn to name letters and sounds, it helps them connect to what “reading” really means and gives them valuable insight and background to the idea that they, too, will soon learn to read!

Confidence

Kids need lots of time and repetition to accurately name all of the letters and sounds. Imagine how proud they feel when they accomplish such a lofty goal!

How to Use the Worksheets:

To Prep:


Print the letter O alphabet printables.

To Use:

Kids can use these to write the letter O, sort sounds, and sort uppercase letters and lowercase letters.

Once the worksheets are laminated, use the traceable letter worksheets over and over again.

Extend the Activity:

First Sound Cards

If you download my whole set of free letter sound worksheets, you can use the Find and Color pages for each letter at the literacy center to help build first sound fluency.

Reusable Pages

Laminate the letter tracing worksheets for free and use dry erase markers for easy, repeated practice on letter formation and fine motor skills.

Playdough Mats

The do-a-dot Letter O page lends itself to a nice playdough mat. Protect the page with laminating film or pockets, and allow students to roll, squish, and sculpt playdough letters.

Sensory Bin

Hide letters in the sensory bin and ask students to search for uppercase and lowercase O. Use one of the activity pages to place the Os on when found.

Make an O Book

Students who are ready for sight word reading can staple the letter formation worksheets Read and Color pages together to make a Letter O book for practice.

Play a Game

Many of the letter recognition worksheets in the Letter O packet can easily be converted into simple games where students get practice rolling dice, taking turns, and placing or moving objects onto a “gameboard.”

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– Life Over C's Free printable Letter O Alphabet worksheets for preschool and kindergarten
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Kim Staten Owner and Curriculum Designer
Kim Staten is a mother of four children ages 20, 19, 16, and 12. Kim has taught at the preschool, kindergarten and early elementary levels for 16 years. With extensive experience working with special needs children, including her own children with special needs (Rett Syndrome, autism, anxiety, and ADHD), she creates hands-on curricula and activities that are great for working with children of all abilities in the classroom and at home. Hands-on, accessible activities are her passion. 

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