Cody Likes Candy

Objective

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

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • can
  • cake
  • cookie
  • candy
  • color
  • collect

Materials:

  • Letter cards
  • Cans or cups
  • Picture cards
  • Puppet graphics or picture of a boy
  • Paper lunch bag
  • C color page
  • Explore for C letter page

Overview
The children will feed a puppet named Cody snacks that start with the letter as they recognize and name the uppercase letter C and the lowercase letter c.

Literacy Activities
Collect Cs

  • 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.
  • Place uppercase C letter cards and lowercase c letter cards around the room along with other letters.
  • Using cans or cups, have the children search the room for the C letter cards.
  • When the children find a C card have them say, “I found a C! I’ll put the C in a can or cup.”
  • Have the children put all of the C cards in a can or cup.

Feed Cody C foods

  • Before the activity, cut out and assemble the Cody puppet or use a picture of a boy.
  • Put the picture cards that start with C in a can or cup.
  • Show the children the Cody puppet and tell them that Cody only eats foods that start with C.
  • Let the children remove a picture card from the can. Check to make sure it starts with and let them circle the letter C in the word.
  • Have the children feed the C foods to Cody saying, “Cody can crunch on _____.”

Create Colorful Cs

  • Give the children the C color page and crayons. Let them choose from one or more of the following options:
    • Draw cakes and cookies on your C.
    • Create a crazy, colorful by tracing the C with different colors.
    • Write both the uppercase C and the lowercase c in different colors around the edge of the big C.

More Practice
Find the target letter mixed in with other letters

  • Display the Explore for C letter page of mixed up letters and have the children find and circle all the uppercase Cs and lowercase c's.
  • Have the children say, “I found a C!” every time they circle an uppercase or lowercase letter C.
  • If a child misidentifies another letter as the letter C then refer the child to the letter C and c on the whiteboard and ask, “Does this letter look like the letter on the board?”

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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