Alphabet Letter C Centipede
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Alphabet > Letter C | Animals > Insects & Bugs > Centipede

Here are printable materials and some suggestions to present letter C 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 at Wikipedia.org

Alphabet Activity:  Letter C is for Centipede

Present and display your option of alphabet letter C is for Centipede printable materials listed in the materials column.

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 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.

Letter C words (soft C sound):  Letter C Worksheet and Mini Book These materials worksheet 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). Read suggested instructions for using the worksheet and mini-book.

Discuss other letter C words and images found in the worksheet. 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 Activities.

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 color.

2.  Counting/Numbers: Count each color section in the centipede's body and/or print the numbers in each section.

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. 

2. Drawing 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.
Alphabet Letter C Centipede poster
Color Poster
D'Nealian

Standard block
Alphabet C Centipede Coloring Page
Coloring page
D'Nealian
Standard block

letter c centipede handwriting worksheet
Handwriting Worksheet
D'Nealian

Standard block
letter c worksheet and mini book
Letter C Worksheet & Mini-Book
D'Nealian & Standard block
printable lined paper
Printable lined-paper
(various styles)
drawing writing paper

Drawing & writing paper
centipede coloring page
Centipede coloring page