Last week, NJoy worked on his favorite letter…O! It has been a favorite letter of his for over a year. I think it was the first letter he recognized. We did O is for Octopus (and ocean) and had FUN, FUN, FUN!
Letter O Fun
O Cut & Paste Alphabet Sheet–(I added the octagon to his)
Octopus Numbers 10-20 (FREE DOWNLOAD-2 pages)
To prepare this game, I printed off numbers 10-20 (on 2nd page of download) and paper clipped them to the fish template from 2 Teaching Mommies. I put them in a bowl.
He fished out a number using a fishing pole from our ABSeas game,
Octopus Print Awareness Activity (FREE DOWNLOAD)
Octopus Play Dough Mat (FREE DOWNLOAD)
The boy loves to play play dough. We do it each Friday after taking ALuv to a homeschool co-cop. It’s our ritual. I usually don’t plan out anything for him to do with the play dough, but I saw a play dough activity online the other day with toothpicks and I adapted it for our octopus purposes. (I honestly can’t remember where I saw the idea. I guess I do need Pinterest after all…just to keep me better organized.)
He balled up the play dough, put in on the matching color, then stuck 8 toothpicks in each ball (for the octopus’ tentacles). He really enjoyed this and stuck with it much longer than I thought he would.
This gave me an idea. I’ve been saving the smaller Play-doh tops for over a year and have done nothing with them.
Octopus Coloring Page (color by number)
Octopus Coloring Page (from COAH)
Octopus Puzzle-He’s doing SO much better with these! He can now do them independently.
O is for Ocean (and some fishing, too!)
ABSeas (Discovery Toys)
Wooden Fishing Puzzle (similar to this one)
We enjoyed our O week! Hopefully, I’ll soon get caught up on the Word Wall pictures and I’ll get it posted here! 🙂
This post was linked to Show and Share Saturday @ I Can Teach My Child.
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