Recognize and name the uppercase letter C and the lowercase letter c.
- 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)
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).
1. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.1.D: Recognize and name all upper and lower case letters in the alphabet.