Cody Likes Candy


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


  • 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 they recognize and name the uppercase letter C and the lowercase letter c.

Practice the skill within an activity

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 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 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?”



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