Alphabet Letter C Centipede
Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities and Worksheets
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
Letter C coloring page
Letter C Worksheet & Mini-Book
D'Nealian & Standard block
Drawing & writing paper
- coloring & writing supplies
Children Age 3 and under:
a letter C coloring page in standard
block or D'Nealian font
and a centipede 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 centipede on the margins.
Children Ages 3+ to 6 - beginning letter C (soft C like S)
Letter C words (soft C sound): Letter
C Worksheet and Mini Book These materials can be used as part of program of activities
to reinforce letter practice and to identify related C words. 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.
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.
Other learning activities with the color poster:
- 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.
- Counting/Numbers: Count each color section in the centipede's body and/or print the numbers in each section.
Advanced independent handwriting practice:
- 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.
- 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.