cooking caramel cookies

Cooking Caramel Cookies

Cooking Caramel Cookies
Target text


Associate the uppercase letter C and lowercase letter c with the /k/ sound in words such as cookies, candy, and caramel.


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Lesson Plan

Target Words:

  • cook
  • caramel
  • cookies
  • candy


  • Mixing bowl, mixing spoon, and measuring cups 
  • Ingredients for caramel cookies (see recipe below)
  • Plastic bags
  • Cookie graphics*
  • Cook and Clean target text*
  • Letter cards*
  • Circle C design*

*Items included below.

State and Model the Objective
Tell the children that they will search for caramel cookies as they practice saying the /k/ sound in words that begin with the letter C, such as cook, caramel, cookies, and candy.

Literacy Activities
Find caramel cookies

  • Prepare caramel cookies by following the recipe below.
  • Place the cookies in plastic bags, hide them around the classroom, and have the children search to find them.
  • Have the children chant, “/k/, /k/, /k/” as they search the classroom.
  • When the children find a cookie, have them shout, “C for cookie” and allow them to crunch on their cookie.
  • After all the cookies have been found, give each child a cookie graphic and have them write a letter C on the back of each card. 

More Practice
Read Cook and Clean

  • Display the Cook and Clean target text so that the children can see it.
  • Read the text together as a class.
  • Allow the children to take turns pointing to all the Cs in the text while saying, "C says /k/."

Cool the Cookie (Similar to “Hot Potato”)

  • Have the children sit in a circle.
  • Set a timer for a short amount of time (less than 30 seconds).
  • Place a cookie in a plastic bag and pass it around the circle.
  • Each time a child gets the cookie, have him or her say, “/k/, /k/, cookie starts with C.”
  • When the timer goes off, have the child who is holding the cookie step out of the circle.
  • Continue until only one child remains as the winner.

Make a C design

  • Give the children a circle C design page.
  • Have the children place a letter C card on each space along the circle, saying the /k/ sound each time they place a new letter card.
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SEEL Target Texts

Cook and Clean

I can cook.
I can cook a cookie.
I can cook a caramel cookie.
I can clean.
I can clean up.
I can clean up after I cook.
I can clean up after I cook a caramel cookie.
Can you?
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SEEL At Home



Associate the uppercase letter C and lowercase letter c with the /k/ sound in words such as cookie, clean, and caramel.



  • Cookie graphics

Activity: /k/, /k/, Cookies

  • Hide the cookie graphics around the room.
  • Have your child search for the cookies while chanting "/k/, /k/, /k/" as he or she searches.
  • When your child finds a cookie, have him or her say, "C for /k/, /k/, cookie" and write a letter C on the back of the card. 
  • Repeat as desired.


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SEEL lessons align with Common Core Standards. Please see the standards page for the code(s) associated with this lesson.