O is for Oranges; P is for Penguins

Let’s be adventurous and tackle 2 letters this week.  Letter O  and P.

  • Enjoy oranges, orange juice, and oatmeal.
  • Make a fun O tablescape, with Orange craft paper (for table cloth), and anything orange or that starts with the letter O: oranges, pumpkins, squash, an owl or ox stuffed animal,.
  • Print out a short O phonics worksheet
  • Play letter O games

Do you know the Oval Man?  (Tune of: “The Muffin Man”) This is a perfect time to introduce your child to ovals if you haven’t already.

Do you know the oval man,
the oval man,
the oval man?
Do you know the oval man
who likes to sing with me?

Oh, he loves the letter O,
the letter O,
the letter O,
Oh, he loves the letter O
and likes to sing with me.

*For your letter Opage, create this fun craft and paste it to a piece of construction paper. ( Kiara loved this one!)

What you’ll need:tolga

  •  printer
  •  paper (I prefer construction paper or another heavier paper)
  • scissors
  • glue and 
  • crayons, or markers

Let’s get started:

  1. Print out the template of choice. (Color or B/W)
  2. Color pieces if necessary.
  3. Cut out the pieces.  This step may require adult assistance.
  4. Glue the face, earrings and hat onto the head (the letter O). 

If you have a little boy, and don’t want to make Olga, try this Owl craft (great scissor sshapesowlpractice)



On to our 16th letter of the alphabet, Letter P. Yipee!

Letter P Ideas for the day;

  • Have a Picnic at the park! What a perfect way to enjoy your day. I always find that Journey and Faith eat better when we do have picnic lunches. What to eat: PB & J, Pumpkin bread with cheese and fruit slices, Pasta salad, Popcorn (mix with shredded cheese or chocolate chips!) or make individual Pizza’s using english muffins, sauce, and cheese. Cook until cheese is melted!
  • Pasta Kitchen: Set out a few bowls of dry pasta shapes along with different size spoons…let your child pour and mix freely. (I like to just put a towel on the floor and then their table on top so clean-up will be simple).
  • Play Letter P games!
  • Sing Letter P songs!

One of Faith’s favorite P songs is called “Popcorn”…it goes a little something like this!

Popcorn! Popcorn! (bouncing child on your knee)

Put it in the pot! (still more bouncing!)

Shake it! Shake it! (Now lots of shaking!)

Pop…Pop…Pop!  (We do a bounce on each Pop, ending with the biggest bounce on the last Pop!)

—————————-Let’s get Crafty!—————————————- 

I thought it would be fun to use sugar to make the “snow” for a penguin picture. Then I saw this idea and it sounded a little better because then at least the kid’s won’t want to eat the salt off the picture like they would the sugar! Either way; salt or sugar…it’s up to you.


Salt Penguin (Go here for a printable penguin template)

What You Need:

  • Construction paper
  • Markers or Paint
  • Salt
  • glue

What You Do: 

  • Cut out the shape of a penguin. Let the children cover the center (belly) of the penguin in glue and sprinkle salt on it. Add orange construction paper beak and wiggle eyes.

—————Letter P Alphabet Page

You can use your penguin as part of your alphabet page–just glue him down along side a cut out of the block letter P. Decorate your arctic scene with markers and crayons!

*Have a great day with your little prince and/or princess!* 

Check us out tomorrow to see what’s going on in Reneca’s world.

 Reneca and Kalisha


One Response

  1. I love the “alphabet” posts. And I’ve never heard the song “Do you know the Oval Man?” Too cute! You are very creative indeed! Great post!

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