Alphabet Letter C Caterpillar Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities and Worksheets

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, and have six legs. and appendages similar to legs. They may be hairy, and brightly colored (warning coloration) or be colored to resemble their environment (camouflage).

Visit the caterpillar theme lesson plan for learning resources, crafts and other activities to incorporate with this alphabet presentation.

Alphabet Activities > Letter C is for Caterpillar

Present the color poster and select your option of letter C printable activities.

Children Age 3 and under:

Print a letter C coloring page in standard block or D'Nealian font and a caterpillar coloring page 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.

Handwriting worksheet tips:

Encourage the children to trace the dotted letter, and explain the direction of the arrows and numbers 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.

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

Children ages 3+:

Letter C words: Letter C Worksheet Program and Mini-Book (short a sound) can be used as part of program of activities to reinforce letter practice and to identify related words. Read suggested instructions for using the worksheet and mini-book.

You can also display letter posters and coloring pages or make a letter C home or classroom book. For related images visit: Letter C Printable Activities.

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:

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

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.

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