Decorate (“C”)

  • "c" objects (small) (for decorating: clips, crayon pieces, cubes,"c" stamps and stickers, pipe cleaner pieces, etc.)
  • crayons
  • glue
  • lowercase letter “c” cutout (posterboard; large)
  • markers
  • paint

MA Standards:

Foundational Skills/RF.PK.MA.1.d: Recognize and name some uppercase letters of the alphabet and the lowercase letters in one’s own name.

Head Start Outcomes:

Literacy Knowledge/Alphabet Knowledge: Recognizes that the letters of the alphabet are a special category of visual graphics that can be individually named.

PreK Learning Guidelines:

English Language Arts/Reading and Literature 7: Develop familiarity with the forms of alphabet letters, awareness of print, and letter forms.

Decorate (“C”)

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Skill Focus: Creative Expression, Fine Motor Skills, Letter Recognition, Vocabulary

Educator Prep: Cut out a small letter “c” for each child to decorate. Place a star at the place children will begin to trace.

Give each child a cutout "c." Model as you encourage children to place a finger on the star. Then have them trace the curved letter a few times.  

  • Draw attention to the art materials and have them decorate their “c.”  Encourage them to trace the curve of the letter as they work and any other curves in the materials they use (e.g., "c" stamps/stickers, pipe cleaners, etc.)
  • Hang all the decorated letters on a “Wall of ‘Cc’s.’”
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