Prek Letter C

Hi everyone, I’m excited to post my next letter, Letter C, we will be having fun with Caterpillars! We had a lot of fun with this one, hopefully you all will too 🙂

Letter C Memory Verse:
Children obey your parents in the Lord; for this is right. Ephesians 6:1

Read Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and put up the letter C on our Alphabet Tree! You can download my small alphabet letters here.


Song time:
Hide ‘Em in Your Heart Vol 1
Hide ‘Em In Your Heart Songs – Vol 2

A fun caterpillar puzzle. I laminated and cut into as many pieces as my prek can handle!

Letter C Scavenger Hunt: Have your child take one of their workboxes, or a basket and fill it with objects that begin with the letter “C”.

Letter C Tracing: I laminate this then use with Expo Dry Erase Markers for pre-writing practice skills.

Caterpillar Dice Game: You can either use a number die, or a dot die. I made 2 boards also, one without numbers and one with. The one without numbers, I will have her roll the die and move that many spots. The ones with numbers I’ll have her roll the die and move to the next spot with that number on it. I included small disks for game pieces, but you could also use bingo markers, beans, or whatever you have. Also, instead of using this game with dice, you can just ask questions like what does the “A” say, and if they are right they get to move one space. Its a fun way to review phonics too!

Note: To get all of the games in my Letter of the Week curriculum, please check out the curriculum in my store!

Letter C lacing Caterpillar, I printed him, laminated it, cut it out and hole punched him!

Color matching and upper/lowercase matching caterpillar puzzles. Since the capital C and lowercase c are basically the same, I just added them to the color puzzles. I printed it, laminated it then cut the caterpillars out then cut them in half.

Caterpillar magnet page. I love these magnets from Amazon, they stick well, but are not too strong, and they have a little lip that makes for easy grabbing. I use these magnets from Amazon: 100 Pcs Power Magnets.

Caterpillar Clip Cards:  I got the mini-clips from Wal-mart craft section, but she also has colorful paperclips she uses as well. Really you could use anything, even bingo markers or beans, etc. Just put the correct amount on the card based on the number.

A fun size sorting game, I have her put the correct size caterpillar on the game board, but you could also have them put the sizes in order from big to small, or small to big.

Caterpillar pattern activity, my husband informed me that I really needed to put on another yellow caterpillar and another red one on the bottom two grids to show that the pattern repeats at that point, so I apologize, you may have to help your child with this one…I’ll do better next time LOL!

I love these letter matching disks. Using my letter disks, match the correct letters to the caterpillar worksheet. For more of a challenge have students match lowercase disks to the upper case letters.

C Do A Dot Page: I made this worksheet to be used with Dot-A-Dot Markers, or you could also color this in, or even glue cotton balls to it!

Graphing cards : they cards go from 1-10. You can have your kids put bingo dots on the squares, beans, cheerios, m&ms;, whatever. I usually laminate it then have her color the boxes in with a dry erase marker.

Counting Caterpillars, Put the number cards in the box, then have them count that many caterpillars to place on the leaf.

Caterpillar number order! I laminated then cut out the circles, and will have her put the caterpillar pieces in numerical order. Per reader request, (I updated this file to include numbers 1-20.)

Letter C lacing cards, I print these on cardstock then laminate for durability, then use shoe laces or yarn for lacing.

A Simple Crab Maze from Kumon’s Easy Maze book. They also have harder mazes.

Letter Collage Worksheets: The download includes letters A-Z as well as a collage idea sheet. We use the collage items as objects to decorate our letters for an alphabet book. We also color, paint, and stamp them. Since we use both upper and lowercase, I have provided both for you! Click here to download the Letter Collages:

Gigantic Floor Caterpillar: I put them all out on the floor and call out numbers and she has to hop to the correct number. I printed this on cardstock and then laminated for durability! If you prefer the traditional 1-10 rectangle cards, I have those included as well.

Letter C Coloring Page: You can paint or color this with markers, crayons, colored pencils, anything you like!

Finally some literature that will be fun:

And of course we have to finish off with The Very Hungry Caterpillar. I made a fun graphing sheet that they can fill out as you read the story, you can download the graph sheet here.

I also made lacing cards for the story as well. I punched holes in all the pieces then tied a piece of yarn to the caterpillar. As you read the story they lace on the items he eats. At the end they lace on the cocoon. I have them put the whole thing in a bag that I say is the cocoon, I put it behind my back and switch the bag out for another one containing the butterfly. After we discuss what happens to the caterpillar, I give them back their bag and let them reach inside and pull out the butterfly. They LOVE this! You can download the Hungry Caterpillar cards here!

We finished up with an caterpillar craft for fun. Did you know Caterpillars have 12 eyes? We were planning on an egg carton caterpillar, but did these instead. Use large popsicle sticks and glue pom-poms to it, pipe cleaner antennae, eyes and sparkles!

We glued cotton balls onto a letter C to make it into a Caterpillar:

Family Fun Night: I’m sure for our fun food we’ll have to do something like Cookies and watch Clifford or Care Bears. I suggested Chicken and Math Circus, but that didn’t go over so well LOL!

50 Comments

  • Jolanthe October 12, 2009 at 7:27 am

    Wow.That pretty much sums it up. Amazing job!!!! :)Jolanthe

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  • Denise October 12, 2009 at 8:15 am

    Wow! Tons of great resources! Thanks for sharing.

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  • blessedbygod October 12, 2009 at 9:33 am

    These are so cute! You did a marvelous job…What a wonderfully gifted lady you are.BlessingsLori

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  • Christine October 12, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    Wow! Great work! Can't wait to use them!

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  • Momma Snail October 12, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    Just speechless. Genius! Pure genius! Keep your wonderful ideas coming, I love it!

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  • Confessions of a Homeschooler October 12, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    Thanks everyone, your comments are encouraging!

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  • kelbel October 13, 2009 at 10:17 am

    just curious…does it work better to print those magnet expo pages on plain paper or cardstock?

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  • Confessions of a Homeschooler October 13, 2009 at 11:50 am

    I print the magnet pages on card-stock then laminate for durability. I did run out of card-stock and laminated plain copy paper and it works okay too. I wouldn't necessarily print on plain paper without laminating though, as I think it would tear too easily…well if you care about keeping it for any length of time!

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  • Raising a Happy Child October 13, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    Your caterpillar unit is pretty amazing. Thanks so much for sharing your work.

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  • Counting Coconuts October 13, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    You are amazing. SO MANY great ideas, thank you so much for sharing them with us! I'll be sure to link back to you when I re-create some of them myself!

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