If you’re working through the letter O for your preschooler’s letter of the week, then you will love these letter O printable do a dot pages. These O is for Octopus dot worksheets come in eight variations including uppercase, lowercase, color, black and white, and a tracing version as well as a version without the tracing option.
Before we get to the download let’s look at a few really fun ways that you can use these letter O do a dot pages with your preschooler. Then you can grab yours at the bottom of this post.
Letter O Do a Dot Printable Pages
Do a dot pages are a great activity to have your preschooler do each week for your letter of the week program. Dot pages like this O is for Octopus worksheet are perfect for re-enforcing letter recognition. They are also great for practicing a variety of important crafting and fine motor skills that your child will need to learn in preschool.
But dot pages aren’t limited to do a dot markers (although those are great). So let’s explore several different ways that you can use these letter O printable do a dot pages to help teach your preschooler about the letter O.
Letter O Printable With Do a Dot Markers
The first way that you can use these letter O dot worksheets is simply with do a dot markers. While you might be looking for something different to try, always remember that this is a good standby because kids love dot markers and they just work great. Plus, if you print out the version of this letter O dot printable with the tracing section then they can also practice their handwriting with markers or pencils too.
Letter O Printable With Play Dough Balls
Kids love play dough! And the great thing about play dough is that it’s a sneaky way to fit in fine motor exercise into playtime. So why not break out the tubs of play dough and have them make little balls to put on each dot. If you don’t want to laminate, remember you can always stick the dot page in one of these handy dry erase pockets to keep it from getting messy from the play dough.
Letter O Printable With Dot Stickers
These are the things childhood is made from: paint, play dough, and stickers! In this case these handy dot stickers are really fun to use with these letter O do a dot pages. They come in a lot of different colors and sizes. Just make sure you get the 3/4″ ones for these dot worksheets. Also if you print out the black and white version of these O is for Octopus dot pages then you can have them color the rest of the page with these great triangular crayons that promote a proper pincher grasp from an early age.
Letter O Printable With Various Manipulatives
If you want to really take these letter O do a dot pages up a notch then print out the version with the handwriting practice area and laminate it. Next let your child first trace the Octopus word with dry erase markers. Then pick out 2-4 different kinds of manipulatives that they can use it with. If you’re using magnets be sure to lay the page on a cookie sheet. In the example below I picked out orange push pin magnets, orange round refrigerator magnets, and orange pom poms of various shades and textures.
Another fun thing you can do here is introduce or practice making patterns. As you can see in the example I made a simple ABC pattern with them around the O. So this can be a really great opportunity to teach about patterning.
Grab Your Letter O Free Printable Do a Dot Pages
Now you have some great ides for how to use these letter O printable dot pages. There are a lot of other great ways that you can use these do a dot pages, but these are just a few ideas. As you consider what to try, think about using things that will allow your child to practice fine motor and one-to-one correspondence skills while you teach them about the letter.
If you need more ideas for teaching the letter O as you plan out your letter of the week, have a look through my other letter O printables and resources here.