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We’ve been having fun doing Letter of the Week activities for quite some time now – have you seen all of our fun?
The older my daughter gets (she’s almost three), the more likely it is that she knows the letter’s name before we’ve “studied” it. If that’s the case, I focus on things that are more challenging – like letter formation or whole alphabet activities.
“O” is one of those letters that’s pretty easy to remember, so it wasn’t a surprise that my daughter has known it for at least a month. Because of that, we kept this week’s activities short and sweet. Take a peek!
We’ve just started doing these picture puzzles, also from Learning the Alphabet.
Since my daughter likes to draw O’s all by herself, I thought she could trace them on a sheet of paper. As it turned out, she wanted to watch me trace them instead. Just two of the pictured O’s (the yellow ones) were ones she traced herself.
This letter tracing page from Learning the Alphabet was more her speed.
I thought we’d focus on fine motor this week, so we printed this play dough page and practiced making balls of play dough so we could fill the basket with oranges. After watching me make a few, she was getting the hang of it.
Crafts can be another great way to practice fine motor skills. My Two had fun putting Cheerios on the glue dots for this cute octopus from I Heart Crafty Things.
I remember using this octopus fine motor craft from A Little Pinch of Perfect with my Two’s older brother. I showed her how to dot the circles with a Q-tip, but she preferred the “smear it” approach. 🙂 One rule of doing Letter of a Week with a 2-year-old is to let them make their own rules. 😉
I printed a double set of our letter O photo cards. Then my Two turned over the cards one a time until she found matches. We named the pictures as she flipped them. Get these cards in the free download at the end of this post.
Finally, my Two “read” her letter O book to me. She loves to look at our collection of alphabet books during her afternoon rest time – such a great way to promote letter recognition and vocabulary building!
I’d intended to do some whole alphabet activities and some more process art (lid printing and orange stamping), but I’ve been decluttering my house and have been a little preoccupied. 😉 Oh well! The fun thing about Letter of the Week is that it’s completely flexible. Do as much as you have time for – and only what interests your child. If you were hoping for more activities, check out our Letter O Activities for Preschoolers.
Stay tuned for letter P!
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