Alphabet Letter O Ox - Oxen Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities and Worksheets
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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.
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Alphabet Activities > Letter O is for Ox
Present the color poster and select the activities of your choice.Children age 3 and under:
Print a letter O coloring page in standard block or D'Nealian 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 activity worksheet.
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 image. Write the word ox and oxen (plural) on the finished coloring page.
Handwriting worksheet tips:
Encourage the children to trace the dotted letter, and explain the direction of the arrows and numbers 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.
Have the children find all the letter O's in upper and lower case on the page and encourage them to circle them.
Children ages 3+:
Letter O words: Letter O Worksheet Program and Mini-Book (short o sound) can be used as part of program of activities to reinforce letter practice and to identify related words. Read suggested instructions for using the worksheet and mini-book.
You can also display letter posters and coloring pages or make a letter A home or classroom book. For related images visit: Letter O Printable Activities.
Children Ages 3+:
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 to trace the dotted letter, and explain the direction of the arrows.
Explain the word ox is for singular, just one ox, and oxen is the plural, for naming two or more. The ox are wearing a yoke. A yoke is a wooden crosspiece that is fastened over the necks of two animals and attached to the plow or cart that they are to pull. In the illustration, the oxen are pulling a plow that prepares the soil for planting.
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 paper: to engage children in making an original drawing of an ox and practice writing letter O in upper and lower case independently.
Letter O coloring page
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Letter O Worksheet & Mini Book
(short O sound)
D'Nealian & Standard block
Word Search & Handwriting
Drawing & writing paper