Saturday, November 20, 2010

Preschool Activities: The Letter C

Here are some ideas for learning about the letter C with your preschooler.

Supplies Needed:
-Samples of white, dark, milk chocolate
-Colored marshmallows
-Pipe cleaner

Books Needed:
-The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss
-Carrot Soup by John Segal*
-Do You Have Any Carrots? by Leonard Kessler*
-Just Enough Carrots by Stuart J. Murphy*
-Max's Chocolate Chicken by Rosemary Wells*
-The Story Behind Chocolate by Sean Stewart Price*
-Percy's Chocolate Crunch*
-Curious George Goes to a Chocolate Factory by Margret and H.A. Rey's*
-A Day with No Crayons by Elizabeth Rusch
-Crayons from Start to Finish by Samuel G. Woods*
-What Happens at a Crayon Factory? by Lisa M. Guidone*
-My Crayons Talk by Patricia Hubbard
-The Green Caterpillar by Lo Coccinella
-It's a Caterpillar! by Elisa Peters*
-Houdini The Amazing Caterpillar by Janet Pedersen
-Arabella Miller's Tiny Caterpillar by Clare Jarrett
-The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle (we also wathed the DVD The Very Hungry Caterpillar and other stories)*
-The Mixed-Up Chameleon by Eric Carle (also watch the DVD)*
-Do you still love me? by Charlotte Middleton
*These were our favorites and the ones I recommend. You may find some other great books on these topics when you look at your local library.

Carrot Day:
-Read The Carrot Seed, Carrot Soup, Do You Have Any Carrots?, and Just Enough Carrots.

-We snacked on carrots that day. Mom son loved all of the books. Carrot day was a huge hit.

Chocolate Day:
-Read Max's Chocolate Chicken, The Story Behind Chocolate, Curious George Goes to a Chocolate Factory, and Percy's Chocolate Crunch.
-That is all we did that day. It would have been nice to have samples of different types of chocolate.

Crayon Day:
-Read A Day with No Crayons, Crayons from Start to Finish, What Happens at a Crayon Factory?, My Crayons Talk

-Made a crayon train (my son's idea)

-Of course, you can color a picture using crayons

Caterpillar Day:
-Read The Green Caterpillar, It's a Caterpillar!, Houdini The Amazing Caterpillar, The Very Hungry Caterpillar
-Watched The Very Hungry Caterpillar and other stories dvd, which also had to other books that began with the letter C on it.

-Made caterpillars out of colored marshmallows and pipe cleaner and used marker to dot the eyes. My son loved this. We made a family of caterpillars representing each person in our family.

Chameleon Day:
-Read The Mixed-Up Chameleon, Do you still love me?
-Watched Watched The Very Hungry Caterpillar and other stories dvd

1 comment:

  1. Where do you get your ideas from? I have to teach preschool this week and I love all of the activities you do.