Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Tuesday Teachings - The Letter C

This week are moving on to the letter C. I thought of lots of cute things that start with a letter C: cats, collage, continents, cleaning etc., but these are the things we Crafted (another C).

You can print out the letter C by going to to the shared file page.

Our first craft was for Cars. We rolled the wheels of some of our little cars in some watered down tempura paints and then we rolled them across the letter C page. My son had a lot of fun with this and I actually had to supply him with several pages of paper to "drive" on as he thought that was one of the coolest things he had ever done. I will give you a tip about this though, the cars that have "tread" on the wheels make the best and most realistic tire marks but they also soak up the most paint and take the longest to dry out.

Out next craft was Caterpillars. We pulled out the stamp pad with multiple colors to it and stamped his finger on the C page. Once that ink had tried, which did not take long, I went back and drew in the details. I always love the finger/hand/foot print crafts we do as they seem so personal.

The next C word we discussed was Circles. We used our Do A Dot Art Markers for the circles on our page but you could just as easily make smaller circles by using a pencil eraser or any other round items you find around the house.

You can print out the letter C and put it in a clear sheet protector/report cover or laminate it and give the child a dry erase marker to practice writing the letter C.

You can write the letter C on a chalkboard and give the kid a small amount of water with a paint brush. They can dip the brush in the water and use it to erase/trace your letter.

Find the letter C. Give a child a marker and an old magazine or newspaper. Ask them to go through a few pages and circle the letter C.

Lacing Cards - Print out the letter C and laminate it. Punch a hole every inch or so and let the child lace yarn or a shoestring.

Paint Bag - Squirt some tempura paint of shaving cream in a zipper style bag. Seal the bag, squeezing out as much air as possible. For safety and cleanliness sake, tape the bag closed also. Now put the bag on the desk and allow the child to trace the C.

All crafts that are easy to save, please hold onto those and put them all in a Alphabet Binder for the child. To make the binders I will put the pictures in sheet protectors and then put them in a 3 ring binder.

Food Suggestions for the letter C:
Corn, Cookies, Crabs, Chicken, Candy, Cheese, Cream Cheese, Cottage Cheese. Cauliflower, Cupcakes, Carrots and Chow Mein Noodles

For our letter C food, we decided to make Cookies. Now just like many of you, I am a working mom which means there is not always a lot of "extra" time in my days. As a result you will notice that these cookies have a distinct square shape to them, that is because they are break and bake cookies. There is never any shame in taking a little help to get your to do list completed.

Make it a great day!

The Attached Mama's Alphabet Craft Collection

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