Cody Likes Candy
Recognize and name the uppercase letter C and the lowercase letter c.
- Letter cards (see below)
- Cans or cups
- Word cards (see below)
- Puppet graphics (see below) or picture of a boy
- Paper lunch bag
- C color page (see below)
- Explore for C letter page (see below)
State and model the objective
Tell the children that they will feed a puppet named Cody snacks that start with the letter C.as they recognize and name the uppercase letter C and the lowercase letter c.
Practice the skill within an activity
- 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 distractor letters.
- Using cans or cups have the children search the room for the C letter cards.
- When 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 (see below) or use a picture of a boy.
- Put the word cards of foods that start with C (see below) 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 word card from the can, check to make sure it starts with C, then 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 and let them choose from one or more of the following options:
- draw cakes and cookies on your C
- create a crazy, colorful C 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.
Apply the skill
Find the target letter mixed in with other letters (see below).
- Display the Explore for C page of mixed up letters and have the children find and circle all the uppercase Cs and lowercase cs.
- Have the children say, “I found a C!” every time they circle an uppercase or lowercase letter C.
- If a child misidentifies a distractor 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?”
1. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.1.D: Recognize and name all upper and lower case letters in the alphabet.
Cody Likes Candy