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Fun Things to Do With the
Letter Cc

Activities & Crafts
Songs, Finger Plays, Nursery Rhymes
Recipes


Activities & Crafts:

Prints with the Letter "Cc" 
Choose items for the children to use as "stamps" for printing with paint.  Cut fruits & vegies (carrots, celery, corn cobs, cucumbers, ) in various shapes & sizes.  Purchase or make your own sponge shapes in the animals that begin with the letter "Cc".

Recognizing the Letter "Cc" 
Introduce the letter "C" to the children by showing them the written word "cat" and helping them to see that it begins with an "C".  Cut a large cat shape out of paper and write the letter "C" on it.  Have the children tear or cut out magazine pictures beginning with the letter "C" and then glue the pictures on the cat shape.

Cat and Mouse Game
Turn a shoebox into a mouse house with a 3 inch cutout door.  Put large paper clips on 2 inch square letter cards, 10 C's and 10 other letters.  Turn shoebox upside down with cards inside.  Attach a strong magnet to the ends of two rulers.  Have the children take turns catching C's as the  Cat.  The player who catches the most C's wins.

See the C's
Provide each child with a large letter C.  Encourage them to create a drawing that includes the letter C.  Display the drawings with the caption "Can you See the C?"

C Safari
Keep ten objects that begin with the letter C in a shoe box or other type of container.  Let the children explore the objects all week.  On Friday, hide the items, and ask the children to name them from memory.  Once they are all named, go on a C Safari to find them!

Magic Sand "Castles"
6 cups magic sand (recipe)
1 cup paper paste (recipe)
water

Mix until clay like consistency.  Use any plastic containers for molds i.e. small yogurt containers, sour cream containers to build and shape your castles!


Songs, Finger Plays, Nursery Rhymes:




Cobbler Cobbler
Cobbler, cobbler, mend my shoe,
   Pound fists together in rhythm.
Get it done by half past two.
   Let arms indicate half past two on the clock.
'Cos my toe is peeping through,
   Push your thumb up through left hand and wiggle.
Cobbler, Cobbler, mend my shoe.
   Pound fists together again.

Verse 2
Cobbler, Cobbler, mend my shoe.
   Pound fists together in rhythm.
Get it done by half past two.
   Let arms indicate half past two on the clock.
Stitch it up and stitch it down,
  Hands up, and hands down.
Then I'll give you half a crown.
   Pretend to give away money.

This Little Clown
   Hold up five fingers one at a time
This little clown is fat and gay;
This litle clown does tricks all day;
This little clown is tall and strong;
This little clown sings a funny song;
This little clown is wee and small,
But he can do anything at all!


Recipes:

Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 cup butter/margarine
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips (or butterscotch is nice, too)

With electric mixer, cream butter.  Add sugar and blend until smooth.  Add eggs and vanilla.  Mix well.  In separate bowl, combine dry ingredients.  Add to creamed mixture and blend together.  Drop by teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet.  Bake at 350o over for 10-15 minutes.  Or until lightly browned.

Celery Stick Sailboats
celery
peanut butter (or spreadable cheese)
pretzel sticks
cheese slices (cut into triangle shapes)

Children spread peanut butter on celery;  poke pretzel stick into cheese triangle like a mast; stick pretzel into peanut butter and you have a sailboat!

Edible Clay
1 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup dry milk powder
1/2 cup wheat germ
1/4 cup honey
Healthy snacks for decoration

Children love to samply what's cooking!  They can mix up their own dough clay, use it imaginatively and then eat their creations!

Help children measure ingredients, then mix with a spoon or by hand.  Add more milk powder if mixture is too sticky.  Let kids experiment with the dough as it were clay!  They can decorate their creations with pretzels, veggie sticks, dried or fresh fruit.....YUM!

Soap "Crayons "
Mix two parts Ivory Snow powder with one part water until thick and creamy.  Add food coloring or tempera for color.  Pour into ice cube trays, molds, or cookie cutters.  Allow to harden, then use as crayons.
 
 

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