Still Gearing up for Preschool at Home here, and I wanted to share some of the lesson planning I have been doing. We will be starting with learning the letters of the alphabet. Last week I shared our lesson plans for learning the letter B. In this post, I will be sharing the lesson plan I have created for learning the letter C. This post contains the resources, activities, and books I have gotten together for teaching my preschooler the letter C.
Where to Begin
Then we will focus on learning the letter C.
There are tons and tons of resources online, both Free and Paid. You can follow my preschool board on Pinterest, as I have been saving tons of ideas and resources. Click here to FOLLOW.
Books & Themes
There are many, many “C” things that you can find books on for learning the letter C. I recommend visiting your local library’s children’s section to stock up on some books. My favorite part about teaching preschool at home is that you can tailor your plans specifically to your child and their interests.
I will be spending a couple of days initially on each letter of the alphabet. Therefore, I have chosen a couple of books.
I have also included fun little craft projects to go with these books and help with learning the letter C.
C is for Caterpillar
I chose the classic book “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle for our first book for learning the letter C. This adorable children’s book is so colorful and fun. It also gives them a little bit of science as the caterpillar goes through its life cycle.
I have a fun math activity that involves counting and using fingerprints to make a caterpillar. Also, we have a craft project where we will be making the letter C into our very own caterpillar. (See Below)
Here is what you will need for this simple craft:
- Colored Construction Paper (Any Colors!)
- A Printed Block Letter C
My son isn’t very good with using scissors yet, so I pre-cut the pieces so he will be able to just glue them and draw the face on the worm.
C is for Cat
Another book I have chosen to read for learning the letter C is the Dr. Seuss classic, “The Cat in the Hat”. My son really loves the character of the Cat in the Hat. When he was small, and teething, the show “The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That” on PBS got us through a lot of rough, sleepless nights.
To correspond with this book, we will be making a cat out of the letter C. (See Below)
What you need for this project:
- Orange Construction Paper
- Black Construction Paper
- Googly Eyes
C is for Cookies!
Another big-time favorite in our house is “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” by Laura Numeroff. I like to try and include life skills into our preschool lessons, when possible, so I chose this book for one simple reason:
As an activity, we can bake cookies!!!
This activity is good for teaching children how to follow instructions, measure ingredients (with help), and at the end, they get to enjoy the delicious treats they made.
More Resources for Learning the Letter C
As I mentioned before, there are tons of resources available online. Being a frugal mom, I gravitate toward the free resources. Some of the free worksheets I have found include the following:
- Upper Case Letter C Coloring Page (This Reading Mama)
- Lower Case Letter C Coloring Page (This Reading Mama)
- Learn to Write Letter C Tracing Page (This Reading Mama)
- The Letter C Coloring Book (This Reading Mama)
- Find the Letter C Page (The Measured Mom)
- Little Letter “C” Book (The Measured Mom)
That’s Learning the Letter C
That is how we will begin learning the letter C as we continue on our preschool at home journey. Make sure to subscribe or check back weekly for more lesson plans, resources, books, ideas, and free printables. Have fun!
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In case you missed it, you can find the lesson plan for Learning the Letter A HERE!
In case you missed it, you can find the lesson plan for Learning the Letter B HERE!