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15 SIMPLE Letter C Activities (2021)

Are you looking for activities to practice the letter C?

 

I have 15 engaging activities that will help your child learn about the letter C! These activities are perfect to use in the classroom, or you can do them right at home! These play-based learning strategies will have your kids hooked on each activity!

 

Giving your student or child the opportunity to learn one letter at a time will help them remember each letter. By doing these fun activities, your child will create memories of each letter!

 

Let’s dive into my exciting activities to learn the letter C!

 


Activity #1: Letter Collages

 

Letter collages are a great way to practice letter recognition! Focusing on one specific letter and creating something special will help them recognize and remember the letter.

 

For the letter C, we made a caterpillar! This also goes along well with the book The Hungry Caterpillar.

 

letter C collage

 

There are a lot of different options for the letter C. You can create a C for clouds, a cat, or even cars! You’ll see a way that you can use cars a little later.

 

How to do this activity

 

1. Materials you need:

art tray

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2. Set-up: On a green piece of construction paper, create a bubble letter C. Paste that to a white piece of cardstock.

 

3. Activity: Have your little ones scrunch up the pieces of tissue paper and glue them all over to cover the entire letter. Create a face by creating a circle on red cardstock. Then, glue googly eyes and two black pipe cleaners for the antenna!

 

You can also extend the learning by talking about how many poms it took to create the letter C.

 

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Activity #2: Do-A-Dot Letter Search

 

Who doesn’t love mess-free art?! Do-A-Dot paint markers pretty mess-free as long as your little one doesn’t wipe them all over their hand, wishful thinking, right?!

 

This printable is a perfect way to let you know if your little one can differentiate letters!

 

letter C do a dot

 

How to do this activity

 

1. Materials you need:

 

 

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2. Set-up: Print off the pages and get the paint markers ready!

 

3. Activity: Your little ones with use the paint markers to place a dot on only the letter C. See if they can find all the letter C’s on their own. To extend the learning, have them count how many letter C’s they found on the sheets.

 

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Activity #3: Letter C Search and Match

 

My kids are OBSESSED with search and match activities. Honestly, whenever I create a game using this same set-up, even though they have done it so many times, it’s always their favorite.

 

It’s effortless to set up and takes only a few minutes to prep!

 

search and match

 

How to do this activity:

 

1. Materials you need:

 

sticky notes

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2. Set-up: Draw an upper and lower case letter on cardstock paper. Tape it up on the wall! On post-it’s, write a bunch of upper and lower case letters, then hide them around your house or classroom.

 

3. Activity: Have your kids search for the post-it notes! Once they find one, have them place it on the matching letter they see on the paper. Once all of them are found, hide them again and repeat!

 

I wouldn’t be surprised if you do this activity several times through!

 

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Activity #4: Find and Cover

 

A great manipulative to use for hands-on learning activities are counting cubes! There are so many ways these can be used.

 

One of the ways I love to use them is by doing a Find and Cover activity! This is an activity that focuses on one letter at a time. It also focuses on both the upper and lower case letter.

 

find and cover letter C

 

How to do this activity

 

1. Materials you need:

  • Find and Cover printable
  • counting cubes

 

Click HERE for your Find had Cover Letter Printables.

 

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2. Set-up: Print off the letter C and any other letter you want to work on with your little one.

 

3. Activity: Have your child identify the letter. Then, have them tell you which one is upper case and which one is lower case. Explain to them what a key means. Show them that they are to look at the key to see what color represents the upper and lower case letters.

 

They should place that colored counting cube on the correct letters!

 

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Activity #5: Letter Fill

 

Letter fill activities are quickly becoming one of my favorite activities to do with the kids.

 

They love using loose parts to be able to make the letters look beautiful! I like this process too because there are so many possibilities with the objects you can use!

 

Letter C letter fill

 

How to do this activity:

 

1. Materials you need:

 

pom poms for crafts

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There could be other materials that you could use, but the list would go on forever!

 

2. Set-up: On a piece of cardboard, draw a bubble letter C with a sharpie. Either you or your little one can squirt glue on the entire letter. This is one circumstance where they can add a bunch of glue and not have a disaster :).

 

3. Activity: Your child will put the object that you chose all over the letter! So if you chose pom-poms, for example, have them try to cover all the glue lines up with the pom-poms. To extend the learning, count how many items were placed inside the letter.

 


Activity #6: Salt Painting

 

Have you ever tried salt painting? It always turns out SO pretty!

 

Kids love watching the paint flow throughout the salt. It’s a relaxing way to paint, and the kids will love trying a new way to create art.

 

letter C salt painting

 

How to do this activity

 

1. Materials you need:

 

watercolor set

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2. Set-up: On your piece of cardboard, draw the letter A with a pencil. Then, outline the letter in glue. Make sure to place the cardboard on an art tray for the next part! Shake a whole bunch of salt all over the glue, then dump the access in the trash.

 

*You have to let the glue dry before you start painting, or else it will be REALLY messy!*

 

3. Activity: Have your little ones use the watercolor paints to paint the salt! It looks terrific, too, when you mix different colors throughout the letter.

 


Activity #7: Secret Letters

 

Kids love the element of surprise! Who doesn’t? I still do!

 

Secret letter activities are really engaging for kids because they can’t see the letters on the paper, so when they paint over the piece of paper, they will see letters magically pop up!

 

secret letters letter c

 

How to do this activity

 

1. Materials you need:

 

2. Set-up: On a white piece of cardstock, use a white crayon to write the letter C all over the paper. You can do upper and lower case or just focus on one.

 

3. Activity: Your kiddo will use watercolors to paint all over the paper. They will see the letters start to pop up! If you mixed upper and lower case letters, make sure to ask them which kind they found.

 

When you are all done, ask them how many they found! Also, you can talk about the colors that they used for color recognition.

 

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Activity #8: Beginning Sounds

 

Talking about animals or objects that start with the letter C will help bring the letter to life for your little one.

 

These beginning letter worksheets are a perfect way to show your little one some fun things that start with the letter C!

 

beginning letter C

 

How to do this activity:

 

1. Materials you need:

 

crayons

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2. Set-up: Print off the worksheet and grab your crayons!

 

3. Activity: Go through each of the objects or animals that are inside the letter C. Say the name of each thing and make each object’s beginning sound before saying the whole word. This will help your little one understand the starting sound of each picture they see.

 

They will color each thing that starts with the letter C! 

 

I have beginning sound sheets for each letter of the alphabet! Create a booklet to go over each of the sounds that the letters make. This will make for a great resource to use repeatedly.

 

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Activity #9: Painting with Cars

 

Have you ever used cars to paint with? It’s really fun! The kids get really into this new way of painting.

 

It’s not a perfect way to paint, but it’s a blast and it’ll be a memorable activity for your children to learn the letter C.

 

painting with cars

 

How to do this activity

 

1. Materials you need:

 

washable paint

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2. Set-up:  Write out a letter C on a piece of paper. I made a bubble letter so they could make the tracks inside the letter C.

 

3. Activity: Have the kids dip their cars into the paint. Then, they will create markings to cover the entire letter C. Have them use one color or mix colors!

 


Activity #10: Letter C Scavenger Hunt

 

Do you kids like to sit and learn all the time, or do you think they would love to move and learn?

 

I was a physical education teacher for 10 years, so I know in most cases, kids love movement and want to be active while they learn and not just sit!

 

letter C scavenger hunt

 

How to do this activity:

 

1. Materials you need:

 

painters tape

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2. Set-up: With painter’s tape, make the letter C on the floor. Then, place a hula hoop over that letter!

 

3. Activity: Have your little ones go around the house and find objects that start with the letter C. If you have a younger one, place the objects out around the house so it’ll be easier for them to find. If you have an older one, challenge them to search for these objects and figure out which things would start with the letter C.

 

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Activity #11: Funfetti Cake Sorting

 

Have you ever used food for a sensory bin? Once you do, you’re going to be HOOKED. I’m telling you.

 

I’m always trying to come up with fun ways to incorporate food into learning. Why? Well, because it’s always engaging.

 

letter C sensory bin

 

How to do this activity

 

1. Materials you need:

 

Click HERE to grab your FREE Letter C Cupcake Sorting

 

2. Set-up: Make the Funfetti cake by following the directions on the box. Let it cool, then mash up and put it in a sensory bin. Print off the cupcakes and the sorting cards and place them inside the bin. If you have a laminator, I would laminate the cards!

 

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3. Activity: Have the kids sort the upper and lower case letters onto the correct mats. After they sort the letters, they can play and eat the cake!

 

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Activity #12: Letter Sprinkle Sweep

 

When are sprinkles not a good idea?

 

When you mention that sprinkles are involved in a learning activity, I promise your kids are going to come bounding in ready to see what’s going on.

 

sprinkle sweep letter C

 

How to do this activity:

 

1. Materials you need:

 

cardstock paper

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2. Set-up: On a piece of cardstock paper, write a big bubble letter B. Place a tray underneath the paper to help with the mess.

 

3. Activity: Dump a bunch of cookie sprinkles onto the tray. Ask your little one to use the paintbrush to “sweep” the sprinkles into the letter. They will use as many sprinkles as they need to to try to fill in as much of the letter as they can!

 

This is an excellent activity to work on fine motor skills and letter recognition, and pre-writing skills!

 

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Activity #13: LEGO Letters

 

Got a kiddo who loves to use building with blocks? This activity will be right up their alley!

 

LEGO’s are an open-ended toy that I absolutely love using for learning activities. The possibilities are endless when it comes to using them!

 

lego letters

 

Building letters is just one way that they can be used! This is a wonderful hands-on learning activity that helps kids understand how each letter shape is formed!

 

How to do this activity:

 

1. Materials you need:

 

DUPLO LEGOs

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2. Set-up: Print off the sheets and grab your LEGO’s

 

3. Activity: Your child will use the blocks that you have to create the letter A. You can have them use little or DUPLO blocks for this activity. This activity asks them to identify what each letter is they create and how many blocks it took for them to create the letter. If you decide to do more letters than just B, they can see the letters’ differences!

 

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Activity #14: Popsicle Stick Letter Building

 

Building letters with popsicle sticks work on SO many different learning skills.

 

This specific activity works on letter recognition, counting skills, STEM skills, and pre-writing skills! It’s perfect for school centers or just for home learning!

 

popiscle stick letter B

 

How to do this activity:

 

1. Materials you need:

 

popsicle sticks

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2. Set-up: Print off the letter cards and grab the popsicle sticks!

 

3. Activity: Your kids will use the cards to help them know how to create each letter! Count how many popsicle sticks it takes to create the letters.

 

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Activity #15: Read Letter C Books

 

Reading is one of my favorite things to do with my kids. It’s such a special time just to sit and spend time teaching them. They really enjoy it as well!

 

By reading to your child at least once a day, it will help them learn so many crucial skills. They will build their vocabulary, understand sentence structure and start to recognize words themselves to be able to start to read.

 

letter C books

 

There aren’t any specific instructions on how to do this activity, I am just going to give you a list of the BEST C books out there for you to read to your little ones.

 

My Favorite C Book List

 

a. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

 

b. The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Suess

 

c. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr.

 

d. Cats Colors by Jane Cabrera

 

e. A Color of His Own by Leo Lionni

 

There are SO many other choices out there but these ones are great for working on the letter C and words that start with the letter.

 

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Final Thoughts and Conclusion

 

Individual letter activities are a fantastic way for kids to really grasp letter recognition of each letter of the alphabet! Doing some of these activities will help your little ones remember each letter of the alphabet.

 

To go along with these activities, I suggest reviewing the alphabet letters once a day for at least 5 minutes. That’s it! 5 minutes is all it takes if you consistently go over the information with them; you’re going to see how they can pick up the information if repeated daily.

 

Do you have a favorite activity that you do in your classroom or at home with your kids for the letter C? Our community would love to hear about it! We all benefit from sharing our teaching strategies and activities. Leave a comment below to let us know about some ways you like to teach the letter C.

 

Happy Learning!

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