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! The Free Printable Letter O Worksheets: Tracing, Letter Recognition, Alphabet Sounds has all your bases covered. And the best part is it’s super easy to print and prep.
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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
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!
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.
How to Make the Free Printable Letter O Worksheets
Just print the letter O alphabet printables.
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-free-over and over again!
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.
Laminate the letter tracing worksheets for free and use dry erase markers for easy, repeated practice on letter formation and fine motor skills.
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.
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 that 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.”