Letter C >
C is for Centipede
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& Bugs > Centipede
Here are printable materials and some
suggestions to present letter C. Review related topics
in the themes column and visit the centipede
themed activities and/or crafts.
Animals > Arthropod > Insects & Bugs > Centipede
The centipede is a small animal with narrow body like a worm. A
centipede's body is divided into many segments, each having a pair of
legs. The front legs have poison claws. Centipedes are a
kind of arthropod, not an insect, and are active at night.
Online resource > Centipede
Letter C is for Centipede
Present and display your option of alphabet letter C is for
materials listed in the materials column. Present and display the poster and
and distribute the coloring page or handwriting practice worksheet.
*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 their coloring
page. Encourage the children to trace the dotted letter
with your choice of sharpened crayon, fine tip marker, coloring or regular pencil
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
or trace/shade them first. Visit each child to make sure they
have identified the letter C's and then discuss the locations with the poster.
Advanced independent handwriting practice:
1. Print your choice of printable
lined-paper and encourage children to draw a centipede behind
the page or print a centipede coloring page
to color after writing practice.
and writing paper Encourage children to draw, color and
decorate a centipede and
write letter C c. Share some images of a real centipede to inspire the children.
Letter C words: Letter
C Activity Worksheet and Mini Book This worksheet and matching mini
book can be used as part of Letter C program of activities
to reinforce letter practice and to identify related C words (soft C
as in letter S). Suggested instructions for use here.
Discuss other letter C words and images (refer to letter activity
worksheet above): First 'brainstorm' and
ask the children about other words that have that beginning sound and
write them on a board (dry erase board) as the children come up with
example. You can print letter C in a different bright color to
make it stand out. If you have illustrated alphabet books you
can also use images in them. You can also display letter C posters and
coloring pages or even make a letter C classroom book. For
related images visit: Letter
C Printable Materials
Other learning activities with the color poster:
1. Color Practice: The poster features a cartoon
centipede featuring many colors. This is a fun opportunity to
practice color recognition. Point to the colors and encourage
children to name the color and a favorite object or thing in that
2. Counting/Numbers: Count each color section in
the centipede's body and/or print the numbers in each section.
Coloring and/or Craft Activity:
1. Encourage the children to color the centipede image with a variety of materials.
*coloring and writing materials