C Caterpillar

Objective

Recognize and name the uppercase letter and the lowercase letter c.

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • caterpillar
  • crawl
  • climb
  • creep

Materials:

  • Caterpillar graphic (see below)
  • Letter C die cuts or Letter C cutout graphics (see below)
  • Letter tracing page (see below)
  • Cookies and napkins (optional)
  • Book: The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle (optional)

Overview

The children will create caterpillars using the letter C as they recognize and name the uppercase C and the lowercase c.

Practice the skill within an activity

Create a caterpillar

  • Write the uppercase letter C and lowercase letter c on a whiteboard, name the letters, and have the children write the C and c in the air with their fingers.
  • Read the book The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle (optional).
  • Make a caterpillar by having the children trace the letter C on the body of the caterpillar graphic using different colored markers or crayons.
  • Let the children explore putting C die cuts or letter C cutout graphics (see below) together to make their own caterpillar.

Apply the skill

Write the target letter

  • Distribute the letter tracing page (see below) and have the children trace the letter C using different colored markers or crayons.
  • Have the children write the letter C on a piece of paper using a pencil or different colored crayons.
  • Read the book The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, and let the children pretend to be the caterpillar from the story by nibbling a bite of cookie each time they write the letter C (optional).

Printouts

Standards

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1. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.1.D: Recognize and name all upper and lower case letters in the alphabet.

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