Alphabet Letter C Caterpillar
Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities and Worksheets

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Animals > Insects > Caterpillar
The caterpillar is the larva, or middle life stage of a moth or butterfly.  Caterpillars are round and long like worms, but have six legs. They may be brightly colored.

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Alphabet Activity > Letter C is for Caterpillar

Present and display your option of letter C printable activities in the materials column.

Children Age 3 and under
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Print a letter C coloring page in standard block or D'Nealian font and a caterpillar coloring page 1 or 2 behind it or on a separate page if using finger paints to decorate later.  Discuss other letter C words found on the worksheet.

* Finger Tracing:
Trace letter C's in upper and lower case with your finger as you also sound out the letter.  Invite the children to do the same on their coloring page.

* Children can trace and color the letter C's. After completing coloring the letter, encourage children to color the caterpillar coloring page and write letter C c and the word caterpillar on the margins.

Children Ages 3+ to 6 - Alphabet - beginning letter C (hard C like K)

Present the Letter C Worksheet and Mini Book program.  Read suggested instructions for using the worksheet and mini-book. These materials can be used as part of a Letter C program of activities to reinforce letter recognition, initial handwriting practice and to identify related C words.

Discuss other letter C words and images found in the worksheet. You can also display letter C posters and coloring pages or make a letter C classroom book.  For related images visit:  Letter C Printable Activities.

Finger and Pencil Tracing: Trace letter C's in upper and lower case with your finger as you also sound out the letter. Invite the children to do the same on your worksheet. Encourage the children to trace the dotted letter and explain the direction of the arrows and numbers (on the upper right corner) that help them trace the letter correctly. During the demonstration, you may want to count out loud as you trace so children become aware of how the number order aids them in the writing process.

Find the letter C's: Have the children find all the letter C's in upper and lower case on the page and encourage them to circle them first.

Letter C Word Search & Handwriting Practice > The eight word search game features the caterpillar and letter C words with pictures and handwriting practice.

Advanced independent handwriting practice:
1. Print your choice of printable lined-paper and encourage children to draw a caterpillar behind the page or print a caterpillar coloring page 1 or 2 to color after writing practice. 

2. Drawing and writing paper: Encourage children to draw, color and decorate a caterpillar and write letter C c. Share some images of a real caterpillar to inspire the children.
letter c coloring page
Letter C coloring page
D'Nealian

Standard Block
letter c caterpillar coloring page
 Coloring page
D'Nealian
Standard block
letter c caterpillar handwriting worksheet
Handwriting Worksheet
D'Nealian

Standard block

  Letter C  Worksheet and Mini-Book
Letter C Worksheet & Mini-Book
D'Nealian & Standard font
letter c word search and handwriting
Word Search & Handwriting
(select eight words)

printable lined paper
Printable lined-paper
drawing and writing paper
Drawing & writing paper

caterpillar coloring page
Caterpillar coloring pages
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