Letter Hunt: Go on a Letter Cc hunt around your home. Encourage your child to see how many objects he can find with names beginning with the /k/ sound like in cat or the /s/ sound like in city. Support your child’s writing process by encouraging him/her to write the word on an index card. Then have him/her tape it to the object.
Odd Sound Out: Say three words, two beginning with the /k/ sound like in cat and one sound that is different. Have the student repeat which sound does not belong.
cat, dog, cake
can, cupcake, bee
carrot, cauliflower, apple
cantaloupe, egg, candy
Andy, coke, car
/k/ Listening Game: Read the following sentences. Have the students repeat the words that begin with the /k/ sound like in cat.
- Callie Cat eats a cookie.
- I like to drink coke.
- Carrots are orange.
- Cake is yummy.
- Can I eat some candy?
Fill in the Missing Word: All of your guesses should begin with the /k/ sound like in carrot.
- It’s crunchy, orange, a vegetable, and rabbits like to eat it. I am a _______. (carrot)
- I can purr, I like to drink milk, I also chase mice. I am a ________. (cat)
- You can drive it. It has four tires, four doors, and can go very fast. I am a ________. (car)
- It is sweet, you have it for birthdays, you can put candles on it, and it has several layers. I am a ________. (cake)
Circle and Find: Have students practice reading environmental print. Use newspapers, junk mail, and/or sales flyers and have them highlight all of the letter Cc’s using a highlighter.
Songs and Poems
C is for Cookie
C is for cookie
That's good enough for me,
C is for cookie,
That's good enough for me, C is for cookie,
That's good enough for me.
Cookie starts with C!
The Cc Song
(Tune: Skip to my Lou)
(Tune: Skip to my Lou)
Carrots, castles, candy canes,
Cucumbers and clouds with rain.
Cats and cookies, crayons too.
I think C is cool. Don't you?
YouTube.com Educational Links:I have put together a collection of songs and read a-loud books about the Letter C.
All About the Letter C - Letter of the Week SMARTBoard Activities
There are over 25 pages of interactive activities to promote and reinforce letter, critical thinking, and math concepts. All About the Letter C is perfect for whole group, small group, and individual practice on the SMARTBoard or on a computer with the SMARTNotebook software installed.
All About the Letter Cc file contains the following activities:
- Letter C Vocabulary Words
- Where is the letter C? Circle the upper and lowercase letter out of a random group of letters. Then count and write how many uppercase and lowercase C’s you found.
- Direct teacher-led instruction on how to write the uppercase letter C.
- Let’s write the letter C. Individual practice for students.
- Write the missing letter. Students write the missing letter of words beginning with the letter C.
- Help Callie Cat find her cookie. Draw a line from Callie Cat to the cookie following the path of upper and lowercase letter C’s.
- What comes next? Drag the picture and or letter which come next in the pattern.
- What does not belong? Put a C on the letter and or picture that does not belong.
- Sort uppercase and lowercase letter C. Upper and lowercase letters are printed on cookies. Drag the cookies into the matching cups.
- Sort beginning letter /k/ sound. Drag the pictures that begin with the /k/ sound to the cup.
- Find, Graph, and Tally. Find the letters, count the letters, and color in the correct number of squares. Then practice using tally marks to count the letters. Then determine which letter had the most and which had the least.
- Find, Graph, and Tally. Find the picture, count the pictures, and color in the correct number of squares. Then practice using tally marks to count the pictures. Then determine which picture had the most and which had the least.
- Word Puzzles. Drag the puzzle pieces around to make words that begin with the letter C.
- Let’s Build the Letter. Construct the uppercase letter C out of curvy lines.
Directions: It is recommended NOT to save the file once you have downloaded and extracted. This way the game does not have to be re-set.
Georgia Early Learning and Development Standards:
Approaches to Play
APL2.4a Demonstrates eagerness to learn about and discuss new topics, ideas and tasks.
APL1.4a Takes initiative to learn new concepts and try new experiences. Initiates and completes new tasks by himself/herself.
Language and Literacy
CLL1.4a Listens and responds on topic to conversations and group discussions for an extended period.
CLL1.4b Listens to and follows multi-step directions.
CLL1.4c Extends/expands thoughts or ideas expressed.
CLL6.4c Isolates the initial (beginning) sounds in words with adult guidance.
CLL7.4a With prompting and support, recognizes and names some upper/lowercase letters of the alphabet.
CD-MA4.4b Sorts and classifies objects using one or more attributes or relationships.
CD-MA4.4c Creates and extends simple, repeating patterns.
CD-MA2.4b Counts at least 10 objects using one-to-one correspondence.
CD-CP3.4b Uses both familiar and new strategies to solve a problem.
CD-CP3.4c With adult guidance and questioning determines and evaluates solutions prior to attempting to solve a problem.
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