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Alphabet Letter C Cat Theme
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Letter C >
C is for Cat

Animals > Mammals > Pets > Cat

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Here are printable materials and some suggestions to present letter C.  Review related topics in the themes column. 

Visit the cat themed activities and crafts, online learning resources, crafts and other activities to incorporate with this alphabet presentation

Animals > Mammals > Cat
1.  A cat is a small, furry mammal with-whiskers, short ear, and a long tail.  Cats, also called house cats, are often kept as pets or to catch mice and rats.  Cats are carnivorous, this means they primarily eat meat. 

2. Any of the larger wild animals related to cats, such as the leopard, lion, tiger, cheetah, etc.


Alphabet Activity:  Letter C is for Cat
Present and display your option of alphabet materials listed in the materials column.  Present and display the poster and and distribute the coloring page or handwriting practice worksheet. 

*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 with your choice of sharpened crayon, fine tip marker, coloring or regular pencil  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 sequence 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. 

Advanced Handwriting Practice:
1.  Print your choice of printable lined-paper. Have children draw a cat behind the lined paper or select and print a cat coloring page to color after writing practice.

2.  Drawing and writing paper: encourage children to draw and color a cat and practice writing letter C c.

Letter C wordsLetter C Worksheet and Mini-Book
This worksheet and matching mini book can be used as part of Letter C program of activities to reinforce letter practice and to identify related C words (hard C as in letter K).  Read suggested instructions for using the worksheet and mini-book

Discuss other letter C words and images (refer to letter activity worksheet above):  First 'brainstorm' and ask the children about other words that have that beginning sound and write them on a board (dry erase board) as the children come up with example.  You can print letter C in a different bright color to make it stand out.  If you have illustrated alphabet books you can also use images in them. 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 Materials.

Letter C Word Search & Handwriting Practice
The word search game features the cat and letter C words with pictures and handwriting practice. 

Other learning and fun activities: 
Matching printable craft and Letter C practice: 
The cat image featured in the poster has a matching printable craft in orange, dark gray or coloring format.  The four legs are Letter C's!

Coloring, Drawing and/or Craft Activity:  

1.  Encourage the children to color, draw or assemble a craft with cat theme with a variety of materials.

Alphabet Online Jigsaw Puzzle:  Alphabet C Cat
Skills:  Problem solving skills and alphabet letter recognition

Here is an online online jigsaw puzzle the children will enjoy featuring a letter C is for Cat.  The default puzzle is 6 pieces.  Click on the Change Cut button to change shape and number of pieces.
  

*coloring and writing materials

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