Alphabet Letter C Centipede Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities and Worksheets

Alphabet Letter C Centipede Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities and Worksheets


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The centipede is a small animal with narrow body like a worm. A centipede's body is divided into many segments, each having a pair of legs. The front legs have poison claws. Centipedes are a kind of arthropod, not an insect, and are active at night.

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Visit the centipede theme for additional activities and crafts.

letter c coloring page
Letter C coloring page
Standard Block

Alphabet Letter C Centipede poster
Color Poster

Standard block

Alphabet C Centipede Coloring Page

Coloring page
Standard block

letter c centipede handwriting worksheet

Handwriting Worksheet
Standard block

letter c worksheet and mini book

Letter C Worksheet & Mini-Book
D'Nealian & Standard block

printable lined paper
Printable lined-paper
(various styles)

drawing writing paper

Drawing & writing paper

Activities: Letter C is for Centipede

Present the color poster and select the activities of your choice.

Children Age 3 and under:

Print a letter C coloring page in standard block or D'Nealian font and a centipede coloring page behind it or on a separate page if using finger paints to decorate later. Discuss other letter C words found on the worksheet.

Finger 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.

Children can trace and color the letter C's. After completing coloring the letter, encourage children to color the caterpillar coloring page and write letter C c and the word centipede on the margins.

Handwriting worksheet tips:

Encourage the children to trace the dotted letter, and explain the direction of the arrows and numbers 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 order aids them in the writing process.

Have the children find all the letter C's in upper and lower case on the page and encourage them to circle them.

Other learning activities with the color poster:

Color Practice: The poster features a cartoon centipede featuring many colors. This is a fun opportunity to practice color recognition. Point to the colors and encourage children to name the color and a favorite object or thing in that color.

Counting/Numbers: Count each color section in the centipede's body and/or print the numbers in each section.

Children ages 3+:

Letter C words: Letter C Worksheet Program and Mini-Book (short a sound) can be used as part of program of activities to reinforce letter practice and to identify related words. Read suggested instructions for using the worksheet and mini-book.

You can also display letter posters and coloring pages or make a letter C home or classroom book. For related images visit: Letter C Printable Activities.

Advanced independent handwriting practice:

Print your choice of printable lined-paper and encourage children to draw a centipede behind the page or print a centipede coloring page to color after writing practice.

Drawing and writing paper. Encourage children to draw, color and decorate a centipede and write letter C c. Share some images of a real centipede to inspire the children.

Centipede coloring pages:

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