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Friday, October 2, 2009

Preschool Corner: All About the Letter Cc

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This week we talked about the letter 'Cc' during our co-op preschool class and that involved caterpillars, crabs, counting, 'clouds, and cookies.

Alphabet Book

Last year we made a clock for our alphabet book and I really wanted to do some patterns with the kids this year. Really, that was easier said than done, because glue, tiny dots and a limited amount of time means there is little patterning done.

This was great for some fine motor skills too, since the kids helped out and used a hole punch to make their own teeny tiny caterpillar pieces from black, white and yellow construction paper.



You'll Need:
  • Hole punch
  • Green, black, yellow, and white construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Thin black marker
  • 8 1/2 x 11 piece of paper {you can print off the alphabet book if you'd like!}
To Make:

{Note: I cut out all the pieces ahead of time since we have a short amount of time and a lot to do ~ otherwise I would recommend letting the kids cut out their own pieces as much as possible!}

1. Draw some leave shapes and have your child cut them out.

2. Cut out a 'stem' for your milkweed plant and some grass for the ground.

3. Let your child use the hole punch to make circles from the black, yellow and white construction paper. Punching holes in the leaves to make them look 'chewed on' is fun too!

4. Glue the milkweed plant and grass to the paper.

5. Glue the black, white, and yellow hole pieces for caterpillars ~ try to make patterns with the colors!

6. Add little eyes and antennae with a marker if you'd like.

Art




Chocolate Chip Cookies

We used small paper plates, shaving cream paint, and felt 'chocolate chips' to make puffy paint chocolate chip cookies. No Time for Flashcards has a recipe for puffy shaving cream paint {which I had to totally fudge since I didn't print it off}, but it worked great.

The kids painted their plates and then rolled a number die to see how many 'chips' they needed to add to their cookie and they had to count them out. If they wanted too, they rolled it again and added that many more to their cookies.

C is for Crab



Keeping up with our crafts that are shaped like the letters we're learning, we make a cute little crab for the letter 'Cc'. You can read more about the craft in my 'Cc is for Crab' post.

Book Activities

During our circle time we read the story The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle and then played some games together that related to the book.



Story Sequencing: DLTK Kids has a great printable that you can use to sequence the events of the story and have the kids recall what the caterpillar ate in the book.

Size Sequencing: Carisa at 1+1+1=1 has a great tot book for the Very Hungry Caterpillar including bunches of great printables. We used the butterflies and caterpillars to practice sequencing from smallest to largest.

Games



Cloud Blowing ~ I wanted to do blowing for the letter B, but we ran out of time. This week we called it 'Cloud Blowing' and the kids had fun getting down on the floor and blowing cotton balls across the classroom {thanks so much to Four Little Penguins for the idea to use it for the letter C!}.



I Spy ~ We pulled out everything in the classroom {and our show & tell things} that we could find, starting with the letter 'C' and made a big pile on the floor. Do you see them in our pile?

Math




During our circle time we also had fun counting coins. The kids each took turn rolling the number die, identifying the number and then counting out 1:1 that amount of pennies.

Songs and Rhymes


We used the book Who Took the Cookies From the Cookie Jar by Bonnie Lass. The kids loved being a part of the rhyme and we went through all the kids.


Additional Resources

Be sure to check out another one of my posts for some more ideas on teaching the letter C. There are some different activities and printables in that post too!

Stories & Books We Used



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