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  • Cristi Wuenschel

Button On Os I Spy Activity

Updated: May 12, 2020

As an Experience Early Learning Blog Ambassador, we receive the Experience Early Learning preschool curriculum in exchange for sharing our honest and authentic stories resulting from our personal experiences. As always, our opinions on amazing things for children are 100% our own. Keep in mind that all preschoolers do things in their own time and on their own terms. What one is ready for, another might not be. Please use your best judgement when planning activities for your children.

collage of worksheets with text title

We are getting ready to wrap up our first month of Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time) and one of the activities this month that the children have really enjoyed have been the I Spy activity sheets that we've been getting for each letter.

This month we've learned B, P, and O and I wanted to focus a bit today on the Button On Os that we did on day 14.

letter O coloring page with paper magnifying glass over the letter O

Our topic for the day was Coat, so this activity was especially fitting, but that's to be expected with this amazing preschool curriculum.

Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time) is wonderful about coordinating everything and the children have come to expect and look forward to these types of activities just about every week.

child coloring an orange

For the most part, we've been able to do the I Spy activity sheets as one large group and it's been great!

The children love them and, as a preschool teacher, I think they're just one more thing that makes this curriculum so perfect!

child's colored owl on O coloring page

The skills listed in the Teacher Guide that was included with our preschool curriculum for Button On Os included shapes, phonological awareness, and of course fine motor.

Language & literacy skills are so important for children at this age because letters and letter sounds form the basis of pre-reading.

child's artwork including lots of traced circles on white paper

The discussion included questions such as What shape is the letter O? And the Teacher Guide encouraged us to give each child an I Spy coloring page and turn it over to the blank side.

We set out buttons and the preschoolers traced them on their papers to create Os.

O coloring page with owl, octopus, orange, and the letter O colored

When everyone was finished with that, we turned over the I Spy game pages and placed buttons on each picture that began with the /o/ sound.

Each child then had the opportunity to remove the buttons and color those letters and pictures.

child's O coloring page

As a preschool teacher, I love that the I Spy activity sheets we receive from Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time) include both the capital and lowercase letter as well as a few (but not so many that it becomes overwhelming) pictures that begin with the letter sound we're learning that week.

white paper with several traced circles, paper magnifying glass, and buttons

Let's not forget that it's exciting for the children to see the different activities for each letter. Last week we painted Ps with paintbrushes and the week before we colored things that started with the letter B including bears.

Did I mention that bears were one of the woodland animals that we had learned about that week?

I can't wait to see what fun I Spy activities will be included with our January Baby Animals preschool curriculum kit!

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