Create a Crazy Cap
Recognize and produce the /k/ sound in a series of words that all begin with /k/.
- Baseball cap (any hat will work)
- Paper (cut into large circles), one for each child
- Picture cards (see below)
- Optional: /k/ sound items (e.g., confetti, cotton balls, cards, birthday candles, cut out “curls”)
The children will make crazy caps as they listen for words that start with the /k/ sound, such as color, cut, and candles.
Practice the skill within an activity
Create a crazy /k/ cap
- Show the children each of the picture cards (see below) or /k/ sound items, and emphasize the /k/ sound as you help them identify the pictures or items.
- Have the children take turns stating the item name and attaching the item or card to your hat with tape as the whole class says, “We put ___ (e.g., carrots) on the /k/ /k/ /k/ crazy cap!”
Caps for the kids
- Before the activity, cut out circles, then cut a slit in the circles from the edge of the circle to the center of the circle so it can be wrapped to form a shallow cone after it is decorated.
- Give each child one of the paper circles and explain that this circle is going to become their cap.
- Let the children draw, color and cut out /k/ objects for their cap.
- Allow the children to glue confetti, cotton balls, cards, curls and other /k/ objects on their caps (optional).
- Show them how to wrap and tape the paper circle to make a shallow cone (cap).
- Invite the children to show and tell a classmate three things that they have on their cap that start with the /k/ sound.
Apply the skill
Repeat words with the target letter
- Have the children sit in a circle and carefully put their caps on their heads.
- Invite the children to take turns around the circle saying one of the items on their cap and clapping their hands.
- Tell them to carefully carry their hats to their cubbies (optional).
SEEL At Home
Recognize and/or produce the /k/ sound in a series of words that all begin with /k/.
- A baseball cap (any hat will work)
Activity: Create a Crazy Cap
- Walk around the house with your child, collecting items that start with the /k/ sound to attach to a crazy cap (e.g., candles, candy, cotton balls, cards, crayons).
- Tape these items on a baseball cap.
- Have your child draw and cut out more pictures of /k/ sound items to stick on the cap (e.g., clouds, cow, cat, cookies, car, carrot, candy cane, a can)
- Take turns pointing at an item attached to the cap and saying, "I used ___ (e.g., cookies) to cover my crazy cap."
Create a Crazy Cap