Build a (“Cc”)

  • blocks
  • castanets (optional)
  • masking tape
  • radio or CD player
  • curved
  • letter
  • lowercase
  • uppercase

MA Standards:

Language/L.PK.MA.6: Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, listening to books read aloud, activities, and play.

Head Start Outcomes:

Literacy Knowledge/Early Writing: Copies, traces, or independently writes letters or words.

PreK Learning Guidelines:

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

EEC Infant and Toddler Guidelines:

PW50: The older toddler engages in a variety of physical activities.

Build a (“Cc”)

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Skill Focus: Fine Motor Skills, Gross Motor Skills, Letter Formation, Letter Recognition, Vocabulary

Make a large uppercase letter “C” on the floor with masking tape.

  • Invite children to build a “C” with blocks using the tape as a guide. Be available to assist in helping children build the curves of the letter if needed.
  • Encourage children to describe the letter as they build it. Encourage the use of the words uppercase and curved

Once children have built the letter, play music and have them dance around the “C.” Encourage them to shape their bodies into a “Cc” shape as part of their dance. You may want to encourage them to use their castanets in their dance.

Repeat with a lowercase "c."

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