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Letter C Activities for Preschoolers

Written by Debbie Brown | November 20, 2022

Camels and cats and cars – oh, my! Let’s check out the Letter C! Here you’ll find plenty of letter C preschool activities for your little one.

Things that start with letter C

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Letter C Activities for Preschoolers

  • talk about community helpers
  • practice being a carpenter – hammer nails into a box
  • find a simple recipe and cook something together
  • practice cartwheels
  • take a family camping trip
  • head out to a lake and go canoeing
  • visit a cavern or cave Trip Advisor has a listing of over 200 places in the US
  • bake cookies together
  • make candles How to Make Dipped Candles at Home with Kids by Kids Activities
  • Letter C songs – like: Alice the Camel, C is for Cookie, Driving in My Car
  • count – you can find plenty of ideas in Counting Activities for Preschoolers
  • pretend to milk a cow
  • Here’s a great video for preschoolers by preschoolers on milking a cow.

Letter C Sound

The letter C can make a couple of sounds. It can make a /c/ sound as in cat, or a/s/ sound as in the city. There are also blend sounds like /ch/ as in church.

We’ll be using the /c/ as in cat sound here.

Animals That Start With C

I left out animals with the /ch/ sound like chicken, chimpanzee, chipmunk, and cheetah which you may wait to use if you feel your child’s ready.

  • cats
  • caterpillar
  • coyote
  • crabs
  • cricket
  • catfish
  • cougar
  • caribou
  • cow
  • camel
  • cardinal
  • capybara

Letter C Crafts for Preschoolers

2 cars on a paper with paint from the wheels

Letter C Bible

For Letter C Bible you could learn about Creation. Read the story from your favorite children’s Bible – my favorites for preschoolers are My First Hands-On Bible and The Beginner’s Bible.

  • Talk about Creation – God created the world
    • animals
    • plants and trees
    • people (them, Mommy, Daddy …)
    • the ocean
    • mountains
    • the sun, moon, stars, and planets
  • Check out Creation Bible Lesson for Kids by True Way for some great ideas.

Letter C Books

Here are some great Letter C books preschoolers love!

Foods that Start with C

Introduce your child to new things to eat with this list of fun foods and snacks that start with the letter C.

  • Coconuts are a fascinating, fun, new food to try.
    • How to crack open a coconut (This definitely requires adult supervision 😊)
      • Start by poking holes in the eyes of the coconut with a screwdriver or chisel.
      • Drain the coconut water into a bowl ( you may want to strain it to keep ice from slipping in.
      • There are 3 distinct lines on the coconut – hit each one with a hammer, and the coconut with open up.
  • Make cupcakes together – there is always something you can celebrate!
  • Find a place to let your child experience cotton candy!
  • cake
  • cantaloupe
  • carrots
  • cashews
  • coleslaw
  • cookies
  • corn on the cob
  • cornbread
  • cucumbers
  • cupcake

Shows for Kids

Every family has different values when it comes to what they want their children to see. To find out if a movie is right for your little ones, movie reviews can be a big help. (They are also great for finding new things to watch)

  • Cars (movie)
  • Cocomelon series

Science Words That Start With C

Here are some science topics that start with the letter C that you can your child can have fun exploring.

  • find cattails need a lake or pond
  • learn what carnivorous means
    • find out what carnivorous animals eat
    • find examples of carnivorous animals
    • Don’t forget about carnivorous plants! I’ve bought Venus flytraps in the Spring from Walmart – they made very original Easter presents. (Amazon even has carnivorous plants for kids. )
  • Find out how animals camouflage themselves. This has a number of possibilities to explore ( birds, reptiles, jungle animals, ocean animals, arctic animals…)
  • Learn about cacti.
  • Learn about coral reef plants and animals.

Music Appreciation

Here are some fun ways to explore music with your preschooler beyond traditional kid songs. You can hear the songs below, on my Spotify playlist, Fun Classical Music for Preschoolers.

  • Carmen: Prelude to Act 1 by Georges Bizet
  • The Nutcracker – Candy Canes

More Letter C Activities for Preschoolers

You can find more fun hands-on ideas you can use with the Letter C in Alphabet Activities for Preschoolers.

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DEBBIE BROWN | Owner and Curriculum Designer

Hi! I’m Debbie Brown. I created Tothood 101 because I’m passionate about sharing preschool activity ideas, and resources that I’ve gleaned from my 20+ years of experience teaching preschoolers at home and in the classroom. My goal is to encourage, guide, and help inspire you to make learning SUPER FUN for your preschooler at home! Check out the ABOUT page to learn more.


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