Create a Crazy Cap


Recognize and produce the /k/ sound in a series of words that all begin with /k/.

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • cap
  • crazy
  • color
  • cut


  • Baseball cap 
  • Paper 
  • Picture cards 
  • 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

Literacy Activities
Create a crazy /k/ cap

  • Show the children each of the picture cards 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

  • 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.

More Practice
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

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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."


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