Cody Likes Candy
- 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
The children 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.
- 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 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.
- If they find a C card, have them say, “I found a C! I’ll put the C in a can (or cup).”
- If the card they find is not a C, have them place it in a discard pile.
- After all of the letter cards have been found, shuffle the cards back together.
- Review the cards with the children and have them clap each time you show them a letter C card.
Feed Cody C foods
- Cut out and assemble the Cody puppet per the instructions or use a picture of a boy.
- Put the picture cards 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 C 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 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.
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 cs (support as needed).
- 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 letters C and c on the whiteboard and ask, “Does this letter look like the letter on the board?”
SEEL lessons align with Common Core Standards. Please see the standards page for the code(s) associated with this lesson.
Cody Likes Candy