Looking for letter C activities for preschool? Take a peek at our week!
My three-year-old and I are having so much fun doing alphabet activities together! After putting together a giant resource for the alphabet with my two older boys, I’m choosing a small selection to do with my just-turned-Three. Each week, I’ll be sharing those with you so you.
We’re doing just the right amount of activities to keep him learning without losing his interest!
Letter C Activities
My Three isn’t ready for handwriting practice yet, but I like to reinforce the shape of the letters by having him fill them with objects that start with the letter’s sound. He filled a giant letter C with carrot slices. (And my little boy who cries when we have carrots at dinner ate a whole handful!)
I always print three little books for each letter. This is one of my simple alphabet books that you can print for free. He also loves my little book of rhymes and songs. Last, I always print the letter book that comes with Learning the Alphabet, our favorite letter of the week curriculum.
I printed our letter C dot sticker page, and he covered the white circles with office stickers.
I printed this block C and pictures from Learning the Alphabet. As he glued them onto the C, we talked about each picture and reinforced the sound. “/c/ /c/ camel! /c/ /c/ cat!”
For our math connection we did a few activities with coins. Here he sorted the coins in our dish. So simple – but he loved this!
Next, he graphed the coins. He had a harder time with this one and asked for help.
I labeled a blank die with the numbers 1,2,3,1,2 and 3. Then he rolled the die and put that many coins in the piggy bank. When I could see he had no trouble with this, I took another die and labeled it with the numbers 1-6. I couldn’t believe how long he kept at this! (For other fun ways to learn with coins, check out this post.)
For arts and crafts, he did his favorite activity: car painting. He asks to do this at least once a week. I just squirt washable tempera paint on the paper, and he drives his cars around while I get a little work done. 😉
He also enjoyed cotton ball painting with a clothespin. For more arts and crafts ideas for letter C, visit this post.
I couldn’t leave out his favorite Learning the Alphabet activity. He rolled the die and put a lowercase or uppercase C on the correct ladder. Big C won!
Of course, we are always, always reading. Here were some of our favorite letter C books. For lots more, check out our letter C book list.
We’re always bringing it back to the whole alphabet! This time I buried our letters and cards in a container of colored alphabet pasta. He dug out the letters and matched them to the cards. It’s always fun to see how many letter names he’s picking up just by our play. We’re only “officially” on letter C, but he can identify at least a third of the alphabet.
I’d had plans to make some cloud dough as our sensory play for the week, but that is way better as an outside activity. Since we’re covered in snow here, digging in the colored pasta was a nice substitute.
I also like to do a name activity when we have the time. Of course, this marshmallow name building activity from Fun-a-Day was a big hit!
All your links in one spot!
- Little Letter C Book (songs and rhymes)
- Letter C Dot Sticker Page
- My Letter C Book (with photos)
- Letter C Crafts
- Learning the Alphabet: get the whole series for just $10 or get Letter C for free
- Letter C Book List
- Giant Letter C to print
Is your child ready for more of a challenge?
My little guy just turned 3. If you have an older child or one who’s simply ready for the next step, try some of these!
- Try more coin activities.
- Do some letter C handwriting pages.
- Try Beginning Sound Cover with poker chips.
- Clip the pictures on our beginning sound clip cards.
- Practice beginning sounds with our match mats.
- Do a beginning sound coloring page.
See the whole series!
Have you seen our curriculum?
These are handy, too!
We recommend this fun letter sounds app.
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