Alphabet Letter O Ox
Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities and Worksheets

Themes Activities Materials
Alphabet > Letter O > short sound

Animals > Mammals
Farm > Cattle > Ox

Fairy Tales | LegendsPaul Bunyan

Holidays and Events
Jan or Feb > Chinese New Year
June 28th > Paul Bunyan's Day - Blue Ox Babe
Oct 12th > World Farm Animals Day
Here are printable materials and some suggestions to present letter O > short o sound.

Animals > Mammals > Farm > Working Animal > Transport
An ox is one of a breed of large cattle used mainly in farms to pull heavy loads and other tasks. Oxen is the plural of ox.

Chinese New Year > The ox is one of the twelve animals represented in the Chinese zodiac.

Visit the cattle theme lesson plan activities for ox crafts and other educational resources to incorporate with this alphabet presentation.

Online Jigsaw Puzzle > Ox > Skill:  Problem solving, bilingual English and Spanish
Here is an online puzzle the children will enjoy with a fun ox image. The default puzzle is 6 pieces.  Click on the change cut button to change shape and number of pieces.


Alphabet Activity > Letter O is for Ox
Present and display your option of printable activities in the materials column.

Children age 3 and under
:
*Print a letter O coloring page D'Nealian or Standard Block font and an
ox coloring page behind it or on a separate page if using paints to decorate later. Discuss other letter O words found on the worksheet.

* Finger Tracing: Trace letter O's in upper and lower case with your finger as you also sound out the letter. Invite the children to do the same on their coloring page.

* Children can trace and color the letter O's. After completing coloring the letter, encourage children to color the ox image. Write the word ox on the finished coloring page.

Children Ages 3+: Alphabet - beginning letter O (short sound)
> Present the Letter O Activity Worksheet and Mini Book program. Read suggested instructions for using the worksheet and mini-book. These materials can be used as part of Letter O program of activities to reinforce letter practice and to identify related O words.

Discuss other letter O words (short sound) and images found in the worksheet. If you have illustrated alphabet books you can also use images in them. You can also display letter O posters and coloring pages or make a letter O classroom book.  For related images visit:  Letter O Printable Activities.

*Finger and Pencil Tracing: Trace letter O's in upper and lower case with your finger as you also sound out the letter.  Invite the children to do the same on your worksheet. Encourage the children to trace the dotted letter, and explain the direction of the arrows and numbers (on the upper right corner) that help them trace the letter correctly.  During the demonstration, you may want to count out loud as you trace so children become aware of how the number order aids them in the writing process.

*Find the letter O's: Have the children find all the letter O's in upper and lower case on the page and encourage them to circle them first.

Letter O Word Search & Handwriting Practice (short O sound) > A four word search game features the ox and letter O words with pictures and handwriting practice.

Advanced independent handwriting practice:
1. Print your choice of printable lined-paper and encourage children to draw an ox behind the page or print an ox coloring page.

2. Drawing and writing paperto engage children in making an original drawing of an ox and practice writing letter O in upper and lower case independently.

Ox online jigsaw puzzle


Letter O coloring page
D'Nealian

Standard Block

Letter Activity Worksheet and Mini-Book
Letter O Worksheet & Mini Book

(short O sound)
D'Nealian & Standard block


Word Search & Handwriting


Drawing & writing paper


Printable lined-paper
(various styles)

Ox coloring page


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