Letter O!

The Plan


I’m Not Cute! by Jonathan Allen
I’m the Biggest Thing in the Ocean by Kevin Sherry
Octopus Opposites by Stella Blackstone and Stephanie Bauer
Old MacDonald Had a Farm by Jane Cabrera
One Love by Cedella and Bob Marley

Extension Activities

Flannelboard Puzzle: “Letter O”

Flannelboard: “Open Up the Barn Door”
Open up the barn door, the spring goes “Boink.”
There’s a pig in the barn, saying, “Oink, oink, oink.”
Open up the barn door before the clock strikes two.
There’s a cow in the barn, saying, “Moo, moo, moo.”
Open up the barn door, it’s a sunny day.
There’s a horse in the barn, saying, “Neigh, neigh, neigh.”
Open up the barn door, singing, “Tra-la-la.”
There’s a sheep in the barn, saying, “Baa, baa, baa.”
Open up the barn door, while the sky is blue.
There’s a rooster in the barn, saying, “Cock-a-doodle-do!”
Open up the barn door and don’t get off the track.
There’s a duck in the barn, saying, “Quack, quack, quack.”
Credit: Addison Public Library

Action Rhyme: “Old Shoes, New Shoes”
Old shoes, new shoes,
(Child) is wearing (description) shoes
One, two, three four,
Now I stomp them on the floor!
Credit: Preschool Education

Action Song: “Owl Hokey Pokey”
You put your right wing in
You put your right wing out
You put your right wing in
And you flap it all about
You do the owl pokey and you fly yourself around
That’s what it’s all about! Hoo, hoo!
(left wing, right claw, left claw, beak, whole self)
Credit: Ms. Hegna’s Storyroom

Song: “One, Two, Three, Four, Five”
Credit: Childhood


This craft idea came from No Time for Flashcards, which I found on Pinterest. I printed out Letter O coloring pages and used some tissue paper scraps from the last time we made windsocks with the grade-school kids.

How It Went

Whenever I am feeling weary of work or summer reading, I am re-energized by my daycare group. These kids are just so genuinely happy to see me and the library — I feel like a rock-star when they come in! I read two of my favorite EVER storytime books: “I’m Not Cute” and “I’m the Biggest Thing in the Ocean,” which of course wound up being their favorites. And I did sing “Old MacDonald” and thought about singing “One Love,” but decided against it at the last minute. They had a lot of fun gluing down the tissue papers and their octopuses turned out beautifully!


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