The objective of this lesson is to teach your child to recognize and write the capital letter O.


At the end of the lesson your child will be able to recognize the letter O and say its name.

Download the capital letter O worksheet

Time requirement

20 minutes.

Grade level

Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten.

Introductory activity

What you will need:

  • A wipe board
  • A dry erase (not permanent) marker
  • A mirror

What to do:

  1. Draw the letter O on the wipe board and ask your child to repeat its sound (‘oh’).
  2. Ask them to try to draw the capital letter O on the wipe board. Guide their hand to help them write it. You can show them how the O is like a circle.
  3. Show your child his or her reflection in the mirror, and ask them to say the letter O with you. They can see that when they say ‘O’ their mouth makes the shape of the O when they look in the mirror.


If your child learns the capital letter O right away, introduce the lower case letter o.

Reinforcement activity

Print out the attached worksheet. Ask your child to complete the worksheet by themselves. Feel free to help them if they get stuck or ask any questions.


In order to see if your child has achieved the goal of this lesson, write a few different letters, including O, on the wipe board and have them circle the letter O. You can also show them that their circle looks like an O, and that together they look like a donut.