Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Pre-School Letter "C" Lesson Ideas

I've been rotating with three other moms to teach our 3 year-olds all sorts of fun things. We base our lessons around the alphabet, and I thought I'd share the fun stuff I recently did for the letter 'C'. I did the following activities over a 2-day period. We met for 2 hours each day. Enjoy!

Ideas for teaching the letter 'C' to pre-schoolers:

1. Introduce 3 sounds of 'C' using this : Chocolate Chip Cookies are Circles

Give each child an I Spy Coloring Page and have them identify and color 3 things that they spy on the page that start with the letter 'C.'

2. Craft

 Give each child the "c" from the Letter "C" Crab craft. Let them move it around and ask them what it looks like. (ex. rainbow, bridge, bowl). Then make the crab craft.

3. Music Time

*If You're Happy and You Know it Clap Your Hands

*'C' is for Cookie

* Chattanooga Choo Choo - The first minute and a half of this are fantastic. It is awesome how the instruments sounds like a choo choo train in the beginning. I didn't show the whole video clip. Just the first couple minutes. Then we had fun saying "Chattanooga Choo Choo" several times.

4. Story Time

Goldilocks and the 3 Bears

Surprisingly, none of the four girls that I was teaching had ever heard the story of Goldilocks. So I had a lot of fun telling this one to them. I used a blond doll I had to be Goldilocks and sort of acted it out with the doll while I told the story. They loved it. After the story, I had them color a scene from the story (Goldilocks coloring page) and we talked about some letter 'C' words from the story-- like the chairs Goldilocks sits in and how she eats the bears cereal and one of the bowls of cereal is too cold.

5. Outside/Nature Time

Look at the clouds in the sky and talk about the different types of 'C' clouds: Cumulus, Cirrus, & Cumulonimbus. Let them trace the letter 'C' and make their own clouds with cotton balls.

6. Baking (Tactile) 

Have some sugar cookie dough ready to go and let them roll out and cut out cookies. (I had a letter 'c' cookie cutter and several other shapes that start with 'c' like car, cat, and circle.)

If you want to get fancy, you can even make some chef hats with them.

Chef Hats

7. Math Time

Make some clocks beforehand that you can give out and introduce how to tell time.

8. Sign Language

Teach them 3 sign language words that start with 'C'. I taught them how to make the letter 'C', and how to sign "cereal" and "cat."

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