Alphabet Letter C Caterpillar
Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities and Worksheets
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.
Letter C coloring page
Letter C Worksheet & Mini-Book
D'Nealian & Standard font
Word Search & Handwriting
(select eight words)
Drawing & writing paper
Caterpillar coloring pages
- coloring & writing supplies
Present and display your option of letter C printable activities in the materials column.Children Age 3 and under:
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.
Ages 3+ to 6 -
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:
- 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.