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Preschool Homeschool Curriculum: Letter C Lesson Plan

Letter C Preschool Activities

Objective: To learn about the letter C


  • Carmen and the Letter C by Cynthia Amoroso
  • C Is for Celebrate by Vicki Rakestraw
  • Spot’s ABC: A First Alphabet Book by Eric Hill
  • A Black Cat: An ABC Book by Bernette Ford

Music: “The Letter People – Meet Mr. C” (

Fine Motor Skills:

  • CCBS pages 242-247
  • BPW pages 88-91
  • Language Arts page 6
  • LLA pages 8-9
  • PALAW page 3
  • Uppercase page 5
  • Lowercase page 3

American Sign Language: Form the fingers and thumb into the shape of the letter C. (


Craft/Activity 1: Little Letter C Book


  • Little Letter C Book template (
  • Blank paper
  • Stapler


  1. Print the Little Letter C Book template onto the blank paper.
  2. Cut an even line across the center of the page.
  3. Fold the two sheets to make a book.
  4. Staple the book together.
  5. Read the Little Letter C Book.

Craft/Activity 2: Paper Plate Cat


  • Brown, blue, pink, and white nontoxic paint
  • White paper plate
  • Scrap cardboard
  • Craft glue
  • Paintbrushes
  • Scissors
  • Black marker
  • Small binder clips


  1. Pour some brown paint onto the cardboard.
  2. Paint the front of the paper plate with the brown paint.
  3. Allow the brown paint to dry thoroughly.
  4. Turn the plate over.
  5. Using the black marker, trace the center circle of the plate and then outline three triangles on one edge. (See image for template.)
  6. Cut out the circle and three triangles using the scissors.
  7. Pour a small amount of blue paint onto the cardboard.
  8. Press two blue fingertip print eyes onto the black circle.
  9. Wash the paint off your child’s finger.
  10. Pour a small amount of pink paint onto the cardboard.
  11. Press one pink fingertip print nose into the center of the black circle.
  12. Wash the paint off your child’s finger.
  13. Use a paintbrush to paint a cat’s mouth under the nose.
  14. Pour a small amount of white paint onto the cardboard.
  15. Use a paintbrush to paint whiskers onto the cheeks on both sides of the nose.
  16. Use craft glue to glue the black circle and one triangle onto the remaining paper plate as well as the two remaining triangles onto the black circle. Use the small binder clips to hold the pieces in place while the glue dries.

Craft/Activity 3: Cotton Ball Painting


  • Letter C template (
  • Blank paper
  • Cotton balls
  • Paint
  • Scrap cardboard


  1. Print the letter C template onto the blank paper.
  2. Pour some paint onto the scrap cardboard.
  3. Use the cotton balls to paint the letter Cs.

Optional: Set the finished C craft aside to bind into a book at the end of the alphabet lesson.

Letter Review: CCBS pages 248-249


Big Preschool Workbook (P). 2014. School Zone Publishing Company. ISBN 978-0887431456
Comprehensive Curriculum of Basic Skills (Grade P). 2011. American Education Publishing. ISBN 978-1-60996-328-6
DK Workbooks: Language Arts, Pre-K. 2014. DK Publishing. 978-4654-1736-7
Let’s Learn the Alphabet (2+). 2011. Spectrum Early Years. ISBN 978-1-60996202-9
Lowercase Alphabet (Grade P). 2012. School Zone Publishing Company. ISBN 978-0-938256-66-6
Pre-K Alphabet Learning Aid Workbook. 2014. Let’s Grow Smart. ASIN 1453076883
Uppercase Alphabet (Grade P). 2013. School Zone Publishing Company. ISBN 978-0-938256-65-6

Image Credits

Letter C Preschool Activities © 2015 Heather Johnson

Written by Heather Johnson

Heather is a writer, librarian, linguist, wife, and mother who loves her husband, children, dogs, and cats. She has a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in creative writing and master's degrees in library and information science and English studies with a concentration in linguistics.

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