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100+ Objects That Start with O

Today I’ve organized a list of objects that start with O for you. This list can be used for writing, lesson planning, activities and more.

From okra and olives to otters and owls, there are an optimum amount of decent O words to choose from. With word options for preschoolers through adults there are plenty of letter O object ideas for all ages.

So, without further ado here is the list of over 100 objects that start with O:

Objects that Start with O List

Foods that start with O:

  • Oat
  • Oatmeal
  • Oatmeal cookies
  • Oat milk
  • Oblea
  • Octopus
  • Ogi
  • Okra
  • Olallieberry
  • Olives
  • Olive oil
  • Omelet
  • Onion
  • Onion rings
  • Oolong tea
  • Orange
  • Orange Juice
  • Oregano
  • Orzo
  • Oyster

Animals that start with O:

  • Oak Toad
  • Old English Sheepdog
  • Octopus
  • Olive Python
  • Opah
  • Opossum
  • Orangutan
  • Organism
  • Orb Spider
  • Orca
  • Oriole
  • Osprey
  • Otter
  • Ostrich
  • Owl
  • Ocelot
  • Oyster
  • Ox
  • Oxen

Household Objects that start with O:

  • Oscillating fan
  • Office desk
  • Oil
  • Oil painting
  • Ointment
  • Opener
  • Ornament
  • Ottoman
  • Outlet
  • Oven
  • Oil
  • Office chair
  • Oven cleaner
  • Organizer
  • Oak furniture
  • Oven mitt
  • Objects
  • Old books


  • Onesie
  • Open toed shoes
  • Overalls
  • Overcoat
  • Opal necklace
  • Outfits
  • Outerwear

Outdoor items that start with O:

  • Oak Tree
  • Obsidian
  • Olive Tree
  • Onyx
  • Orchid
  • Oregon grape
  • Orange Jasmine Tree
  • Oxygen
  • Opal


  • Oar
  • Oasis
  • Odometer
  • Opera glasses


  • Observatory
  • Oberon
  • Orb
  • Orbiter
  • Orbiting plantets
  • Orion
  • Ozone


  • Oboe
  • Octave
  • Opera
  • Opus
  • Oratorio
  • Orchestra
  • Organ
  • Overture

Body parts that start with O:

  • Obliques
  • Organs
  • Oesophagus
  • Optic nerve
  • Olfactory nerve
  • Outer ear

Random objects that start with O:

Objects that Start with O for Kindergarten and Preschool 

Preschoolers and kindergartners are working on recognizing letters and the sounds that go with them. As we teach them the alphabet, it’s very useful to have a list of familiar words and objects you can draw from, that corresponds with each letter.

Having a list of common items to draw from, allows us easy access for activity planning and instructional tools. With that begin said, Here are a few familiar things that start with O that kindergarteners and preschoolers will be able to connect with.

*Note: Check out the printable Preschool Daily Skill Builder OR the  Kindergarten Daily Skill Builder for daily skill-building in six different areas, including letter recognition and early reading.

Objects that start with O for Kindergarten and Preschool:

  • Ox – The ox pulled the cart along the road.
  • Otter – The otter bobbed his head in and out of the water as he swam.
  • Octopus – An octopus as eight legs.
  • Orange – I ate an orange with my breakfast.
  • Oval – I used the oval for the nose.
  • Ostrich – The ostrich is a bird that can run really fast.
  • Ocean – My family like to vacation by the ocean every summer.
  • Owl – We saw a Great Horned Owl sitting up in the tree.
  • Oatmeal – We ate oatmeal with blueberries this morning for breakfast.
  • Oven – My mother tells me to stay away from the oven when it is turned on because it is hot.
  • Onion – My mom chopped up an onion and put it into the soup.
  • Orchard – We went to the apple orchard on our last field trip.
  • Omelet – I like to put sausage and cheese in my omelet.
  • Olives – I always pick the olives off of my pizza because I don’t like them.
  • Oil – My dad changed the oil in our car.
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More Words that Start with Letter O Plus a Free Printable

Want more words that start with O? Like other nouns, verbs, adverbs, and adjectives? If so, be sure to check out the complete O Words for Kids List. As well as, more O words, there is also a free printable activity pack that includes letter tracing cards, vocabulary sheets, handwriting pages, word lists and more! 

Note: See ALL the  Words for Kids by Alphabet Resources! Each alphabet letter comes with a huge list of words for that letter as well as a free learning pack!

Objects that Start with O Vocabulary Activities

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Here are some engaging and creative ways to use the ‘objects that start with O’ list. These fun activities reinforce skills in reading, writing, letter recognition, spelling, and vocabulary.

  • Play The Items that Start with O Ball Pass: To play this game, get a group of kids together and ball (eg. beach ball, foam ball, etc). To play, stand in a circle and begin the toss. With each toss, you have to say a new object that starts with O. The first person to run out of O objects looses the game.
  • Unscramble O Words: Challenge your kids to unscramble the objects that star with O. To play, write an object that begins with O on the board with the letters all mixed up. Next, set a timer and see if your kids can unscramble the letters and figure out the O object is. (For teams, make it a contest to see which team can unscramble the O word the fastest.)
  • Make a Snack Using Only Foods that Start with O: Have fun learning vocabulary in the kitchen by making a snack that uses only foods that start with the letter O. To get started, brainstorm a list of O word foods. Then, see if you can make a snack or meal using those items. Some snack examples might include: oatmeal with oat milk, oranges, or an omelet with oregano.
  • Play Charades with O objects: Choosing from a list of objects that start with O, have your kids pick a word then take turning acting the words out. (The person with the most correct guesses wins the game.)

What other items would you add to the ‘Objects that start with O’ list?

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