Preschool Letter C | Free hands-on printable activities

Preschool Letter C

Welcome to Preschool Letter C! It’s our third week into our Preschool Letter of the Week and Filip is now quite familiar with the activities and worksheets we do. I like that he is able to do some of the activities independently, and I’m sure he likes that fact that I don’t have to explain too much anymore! πŸ™‚ However, to ensure that he does not get bored, I will add new things every now and then.

Throughout this blog post, I have linked the resources I have used to either my Google Drive, my online store or another blog where I got that particular download. You can access the downloads by clicking on the photos or links. If you would like to download all the FREE printables I used for the Preschool Letter C week in one download CLICK HERE to get them from!

Preschool Letter C: Day 1

We started with our beginning sounds basket for the letter C. I filled a basket with toys and other items that I found around the house. We really emphasized the “c” (as in cat) sound at the beginning of each object. (To keep things simple, we are only learning initial letter sounds, so I didn’t teach him the soft “c” sound, as in city.)

Preschool Letter of the Week C. Beginning Sounds Basket

Next, he finger traced the Letter C Alphabet Play Dough Mat. He knew straight away to look for the dot that indicates the starting place for writing the letter.  Then he traced over the letter with white board markers.

Preschool Letter of the Week C. Play dough alphabet cards
Preschool Letter of the Week C. Play dough alphabet cards markers

He continued with an uppercase and lowercase letter recognition worksheet. He selected a couple of bingo markers/dabbers to “dot paint” the letters with, and he worked independently on this.

I showed him the pre-writing practice sheets (From the Pond) and was about to ask whether he wanted to use glue and glitter again this week. But before I got a chance to say anything, he took out his “smelly textas” (fruit-scented, in other words) and got to work right away.

Preschool Letter of the Week C. Upper and lower case letter recognition
Preschool Letter of the Week C. Pre-writing tracing practice

Filip asked for some more school work . I had this page printed out from a while ago, so I let him beautify it with some water colors. You can get a copy of it here!

Preschool Letter of the Week C. Beginning sounds coloring page

We also did our Letter of the Week craft. Clouds for the uppercase c using cotton balls and a crab with 2 googly eyes for the lowercase c. If you’d like a template for uppercase and lowercase c, you can get it here.

Preschool Letter of the Week C. Alphabet craft
Preschool Letter of the Week C. Alphabet Craft

Preschool Letter C: Day 2

We started Day 2 with a new activity. I don’t know the correct name for this activity, but we called it our “Pin Board”. I wrote a letter c on the pin board, and then Filip pushed the pins in through the tiny holes to form the letter. This activity is great for him as it gives him an opportunity to work on fine motor skills.

Preschool Letter of the week C. Alphabet pin board fine motor activity

We swapped out our vocabulary cards this week and used my Beginning Sounds Scoops. (You can get letters A, B, C, D for free when you click the “Download Preview” at I’ve also included cut and paste worksheets for them.) Filip liked working with these more than the vocabulary cards we used previously! That might be because they are much prettier but also because sorting out 3 cards per letter is more manageable.

We also did a beginning sounds worksheet. He put stickers on the pictures that started with C, and stamped the rest.

Preschool Letter of the Week C. Beginning sounds ice cream scoops
Preschool Letter of the Week C. Beginning sounds coloring worksheet

And then it came time for the flip book. He LOVES making these booklets so much, he even colors the pictures! I think he’s motivated to make them because he enjoys reading them to Sam after he comes home from work. The first photo is of him coloring away!

After it was assembled, we read it together a few times. Then he attempted to read it by himself and point to each word as he read. It was right here that I realised he needs to work on 1-to-1 correspondence. He pointed to every letter in the word that. We are not learning sight words, so I don’t mind if he doesn’t remember the words from the book. Our focus is on letter sounds at this point in time. But I will definitely have to figure out a fun way to teach him to point to each WORD when he is reading!

Preschool Letter of the Week C. Flip book emergent reader coloring
Preschool Letter of the Week C. Flip book emergent reader

He played the Alphabet Find It game with Cami this week.

Preschool Letter of the Week C. I spy sensory bin

Preschool Letter C: Day 3

Day 3 started with some more finger tracing. Instead of our usual finger tracing over the play dough mat, I decided to try something new! I put too much some hair gel in a zip-lock bag with a lot bit of food coloring and squished it around until the gel was evenly colored. Then gave it to Filip to trace, using the play dough mat as guide under the zip-lock bag. His first words were: “Where’s the dot?” Oopsy-daisy! It was then I realised I had put in too much gel and too much food coloring. If you decided to do this at home, start out with small amounts because it’s easier to add in some more hair gel and food coloring if needed. Not so easy to take out though! Anyway, he had LOTS of fun with it once I smoothed the gel to one side to reveal the dot underneath πŸ™‚

Preschool Letter of the Week C. Sensory gel bag for alphabet finger tracing

I had some free time during the week and I made up a set of Alphabet Counting Puzzle Mats. Here is the letter C puzzle:

Preschool Letter of the Week C. Alphabet Puzzle

Then he did an Alphabet Maze worksheet and actually followed the C-c-C-c pattern this time! Yay! Next was a beginning sounds cut and paste worksheet.

Preschool Letter of the Week C. Alphabet Maze
Preschool Letter of the Week C. Beginning sounds cut paste worksheet

He did a Q-Tip Letter page, but this time I suggested he use these sticker gems instead of painting with a q-tip. Here is a photo of him carefully working away.

Preschool Letter of the Week C. Fine motor q-tip activity

And here is his work for the week which he presented to Sam on Friday.

Preschool Letter of the Week C. Completed work

Download Preschool Letter C Free Printables

To download all the freebies from the Preschool Letter C post, click here or on the image below.

Preschool Letter C | Free hands-on printable activities

Products we used to do our Preschool Letter C:

The product links below will take you to my or TpT online stores.

Alphabet with Correct Letter Formation and Beginning Sounds pIctures
Upper and Lower Case Letter Find | Printable worksheets to help with letter recognition
Alphabet Colouring Book and Posters | Phonics
Beginning Sounds Color It! | Printable coloring pages to help promote letter-sound recognition
Beginning Sound Scoops | Center activity with cut and paste booklet
Upper and Lower Case Letter Templates | Printable alphabet template for crafts and bulletin boards
Alphabet & Sight Words Fluency FLip Book Readers | 26 booklets | 26 writing pages | 26 labelling pages
FREE Alphabet Puzzles | Upper and lower case letters with beginning sounds pictures
Upper and Lower Case Alphabet Maze | Printable worksheets to help with letter recognition
Handwriting and Beginning Sounds Cut and Paste Worksheets

Happy Teaching πŸ™‚

14 thoughts on “Preschool Letter C”

  1. Dear Lavinia, I am teacher from Croatia and love your your worksheet and your blog! Thank you for sharing your ideas with as!

  2. Hi Lavinia, so glad I can look at your blog again, it’s fabulous, love watching what you and Filip get up to during the week! Thank you for providing the downloads of the alphabet counting mats, love the idea you used in one of the later ones with the magnets, was thinking about a cut and paste exercise for Ollie, but the magnets are awesome!

    1. Thanks for stopping by again, Karin!! I know it can be difficult at times to find a few spare minutes to stop by and I really do appreciate your support and encouragement πŸ™‚

  3. This is all so inspirational. I feel like I have found a gold mine!! My son is going to love doing these activities! Thank you so much for sharing πŸ™‚

  4. OMG! Love it. I was looking for ideas for my students for the letter C and love every one of this ideas. Thank you for sharing.

  5. Thank you very much for sharing! All these materials are well done and inspirational. Great job!!!

  6. You are such a dedicated mom! Seeing you work with your little one and preparing your own material is very inspiring. Your son surely enjoys it and you keep it interesting by providing different activities. Thank you for sharing! Taking the time to post his progress on top of the hard work you do is truly remarkable.

  7. i would thank you for your ideas… i make your worksheets for my twins 5 year ago..and they loved it, and this make teach fun

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