- Letter cards
- Plastic Easter eggs
- Octopus picture
- Frying pan
- O letter-finding page
The children will make an omelet for an octopus as they recognize and name the uppercase letter O and the lowercase letter o.
Make an O omelet
- Place letter cards inside the plastic Easter eggs.
- Write the uppercase letter O and the lowercase letter o on a whiteboard (pointing out that size is the only difference between the two), name the letters, and have the children write the letter O and o in the air with their fingers.
- Show the children the octopus picture and tell them that Oliver Octopus wants to make an odd omelet with Os not eggs. Explain that odd means strange.
- Demonstrate cracking open one of the plastic eggs, pointing out that instead of egg yolks, the eggs have letters inside them.
- Have the children take turns pretending to crack open the plastic eggs, and decide together whether the letter is an O or o, or not.
- If the letter in the egg is an O, have the child drop it into the frying pan.
- If the letter is not an O, have the child drop it into a discard pile.
- If a child misidentifies a distractor letter as an O or an o, have him or her look at the O and o on the whiteboard and compare them to the letter he or she picked.
- Have the children take turns stirring the omelet, making a large O shape as they stir.
- Let the children pretend to serve the omelet to Oliver Octopus, saying, "Here is an O omelet for Oliver Octopus!"
Find the target letter mixed in with other letters
- Tell the children that Oliver Octopus wants them to find more O letters.
- Display the page of mixed-up letters and have the children find and circle the letter O.
- If a child misidentifies a distractor letter as the letter O, then refer the child to the letter O on the whiteboard and ask, “Does this letter look like the letter on the board?”
Write the letter O
- Have the children write the uppercase letter O and the lowercase letter o on small pieces of paper to add to the odd omelet, pointing out that size is the only difference between the two forms of the letter.
SEEL lessons align with Common Core Standards. Please see the standards page for the code(s) associated with this lesson.