Mumsnet, help me!!

(40 Posts)
RudolphLovesoftplay Fri 15-Feb-13 07:55:55

My DS broke up from school last Friday and brought home some homework. He has to fill a takeaway style tub with non perishable objects beginning with "O". I have had a total mind blank all week. He is back on Monday and this blardy box needs filling. HELP, I need some mumsnet inspiration smile

Fill it with lots of 'objects' grin.
Or some tights ('ose).


Get a dictionary, start at O, scan through.

RudolphLovesoftplay Fri 15-Feb-13 07:59:26

I considered the "objects" idea too grin my DH said it wouldn't do <you bloody well do the homework then, stop moaning, grumble grumble under breath>

NotInMyDay Fri 15-Feb-13 08:00:12

Orange (from a play kitchen)
Orange sticks

whattodoo Fri 15-Feb-13 08:01:24

Orange crayon.
Oblong piece of card.
Odd sock
Odeon cinema ticket.
Ostrich photo

FiveGoMadInDorset Fri 15-Feb-13 08:01:50

Olbas oil.

missmapp Fri 15-Feb-13 08:04:37

Octopus, old socks, one eyed pirate !

amistillsexy Fri 15-Feb-13 08:07:27

Erm...shouldn't it be the child who scours the house for 'o' objects?

RudolphLovesoftplay Fri 15-Feb-13 08:07:47

Thanks guys smile

What I am finding is there are very few objects that actually start with O. You have to add a word e.g odd sock, open door etc! Stupid homework, why couldn't we have got S or T or something?!?

whattodoo Fri 15-Feb-13 08:08:36

Olly Murs
O Come All Ye Faithful lyrics

ApplesinmyPocket Fri 15-Feb-13 08:08:39


Any good?

RudolphLovesoftplay Fri 15-Feb-13 08:09:17

Amistillsexy, I agree, but he is 3 and can only come up with Octonauts!!

ApplesinmyPocket Fri 15-Feb-13 08:10:01

oh and Oats

RudolphLovesoftplay Fri 15-Feb-13 08:11:02

Good suggestions, but have to be non-perishable confused

ApplesinmyPocket Fri 15-Feb-13 08:11:56

Oh yes sad


ItsOkayItsJustMyBreath Fri 15-Feb-13 08:15:54

Change his name to Oliver and let him wear it?


adeucalione Fri 15-Feb-13 08:18:53

leaflet for 'opticians'?

adeucalione Fri 15-Feb-13 08:21:03

toy owl, otter or orang utan?

MummyDoIt Fri 15-Feb-13 08:21:11

Could you get away with pictures of things? That would give you a lot more scope, eg oak tree, octopus, plus all the perishables already suggested.

BrigitBigKnickers Fri 15-Feb-13 08:21:21

Homework... for a three year old... sad

Chopsypie Fri 15-Feb-13 08:21:53


GirlOutNumbered Fri 15-Feb-13 08:21:53

He is 3 and has homework?

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Fri 15-Feb-13 08:22:26

oak leaves
orbs ( anything ball-shaped)
opener (as in bottle or can)

adeucalione Fri 15-Feb-13 08:22:37

simple paper 'origami' shape?

Chopsypie Fri 15-Feb-13 08:22:39

Or get him to draw various O things and put the pictures in?

adeucalione Fri 15-Feb-13 08:23:44

anything 'oval'

perhaps not an item of 'opal' jewellery...

RudolphLovesoftplay Fri 15-Feb-13 08:24:16

Mummydolt, that it brilliant!! I don't care if he isn't supposed to have photos, that is what I am doing smile thank you!! Genius <grovel grovel, forever in your debt etc etc>

Thanks everyone, you're lifesavers smile

RudolphLovesoftplay Fri 15-Feb-13 08:25:19

Yeh, homework from preschool. He is 4 soon, is this not normal? He had to make a Christmas collage over the last school holidays.

adeucalione Fri 15-Feb-13 08:25:58

Star Wars figure of Obi Wan Kenobi

Tin of oxtail soup


adeucalione Fri 15-Feb-13 08:26:35

Oh sorry, see that you're sorted.

Littleturkish Fri 15-Feb-13 08:26:38

Ah as he is just three, I'll give you a hand ;)

Picture of the OCEAN
OAK leaf
Bottle of OIL
Chinese/Japanese patterns ORIENTAL
an OAR

Does that help?!

BalloonSlayer Fri 15-Feb-13 08:27:23

Toy bus - Omnibus
Oliver the Engine from Thomas the Tank Engine
Orangutang - Pic of King Louie from Jungle Book
Oxo cube
Olympic souvenir

CelticPromise Fri 15-Feb-13 08:33:02

Homework from pre school???shock I've never heard of such a thing. DS doesn't get any, think I'd object if he did.

olive stone
order form

GirlOutNumbered Fri 15-Feb-13 08:34:46

In would object too, he's got enough us of homework to come. Can't he just do some playing!

Lego blocks are oblong.

mrz Fri 15-Feb-13 15:31:14

Is there some point to this stupid homework?

ChristmasJubilee Fri 15-Feb-13 16:16:33

Opal fruits, are they non perishable? I can't believe they have homework at 3!

DS goes to a Montessori nursery and a term-time only local one. Neither of them would be so ridiculous as to set homework. Ignore.

Sokmonsta Fri 15-Feb-13 21:16:33

My niece's preschool did something similar as a sponsored activity. Thankfully we only had to jam as many specific coloured objects in as possible. After the first one we got much more devious better. Pictures sounds like a great idea.

LeeCoakley Fri 15-Feb-13 21:20:06

But filling a box with pictures you're going to need hundreds! grin

Since he is only 3, they are probably looking for the sound 'o', not the letter 'o'. So yes to orange crayon, octonaught and olive, no to onions and oil.

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