Create a Crazy Cap
- Baseball cap
- Picture cards
- Optional: /k/ sound items (e.g., confetti, cotton balls, cards, birthday candles, cut out “curls”)
State and Model the Objective
Tell the children that they will make crazy caps as they listen for words that start with the /k/ sound, such as color, cut, and candles.
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.
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