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“C” Treats

A snack break using the letter C, counting skills and color red

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  • On a red sheet of construction paper or colored placemat, have a child write the letter C on the paper with the following directions:
  • Write the letter C 3 times high on the paper
  • Write the letter C 3 times low on the paper
  • Write 3 C’s in a row anywhere on the paper
  • Count the number of C’s on the paper (9)
  • Listen to this video about the letter "C"

  • Share a treat of cocoa, carrots, cantaloupe, or crackers/cookies using the red ‘C’ placemat
  • Make hot cocoa by:
  • Heating chocolate milk
  • OR using a packaged cocoa mix with hot water
  • OR warming white milk and stirring in  1/4 to 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
  • Ask the child to name and say the beginning sound of each treat  - “c” cocoa, “c” carrot,  “c” cracker/cookie


Point to a high place on the paper for the child to write a C; point to a low place on the paper for the child to write a C.  Next ask the child to point to a high place on the paper and if correct let him write a C; and then ask him to point to a low place on the paper and if correct let him write a C.



Would you rather wear a uniform to school or choose your own clothes to wear and why?

If you could decorate your bedroom, what color would you use on the walls and why?


  • red construction paper
  • ingredients for hot cocoa
  • Letter "C" foods to snack - cantaloupe, cookie, crackers, carrots, etc.

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Curriculum Plan Resources

Skills Focus

  • Shape - Circle, Square
  • Color - Red
  • Number - Three, 3
  • Alphabet Letters - C, R
  • Senses - Smell
  • Character Trait - Manners
  • Target Words - On, Top, High, Low

Monthly Proverb

Golden Rule - Do unto others as you would have them do to you

Did You Know?

“The human brain is 90% developed by age 5." Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University

Books to Read

"Do Unto Otters: A Book About Manners"
by Laurie Kelly (Activity 12)

"The Alphabet Book"
by P.D. Eastman (Activity 4)

"Goldilocks and the Three Bears"
by Jim Aylesworth (Activity 13)

"The Alphabet Book". VIDEO
by P.D. Eastman (Activity 4)

"Do Unto Otters: A Book About Manners" VIDEO
by Laurie Kelly (Activity 12)

"Goldilocks and the Three Bears" VIDEO
by Jan Brett (Activity 13)

Music Playlist

"Three Little Birds"
by Bob Marley Album Legend (Reggae) (Activity 6)

"Race: The Final Starlight Express"
Album Starlight Express Original Cast (Broadway - Pop) (Activity 18)

"Clap Your Hands Now"
by Pam Donkin Album A Hop, Skip, and a Jump (Children) (Activity 15)

"Three Little Birds" VIDEO
by Bob Marley (Activity 6)

"Clap Your Hands Now" VIDEO
by Pam Donkin (Activity 15)

"Race: The Final Starlight Express" VIDEO
by Starlight Express Original Cast (Activity 18)

Monthly Materials List

Click Here to view the list!

Fingerplay / Poems / Songs

Way Up High In An Apple Tree

(Activity 26 Month 3)

Way up high in the apple tree

Two little apples smiled at me

I shook that tree as hard as I could

Down came the apples

Mmmmmm they were good.

Peter (child’s name) Uses One Hammer

(Activity 21 Month 3)

Peter (use child’s name) hammers with one hammer one hammer one hammer 

Peter hammers with one hammer all day long (tap fist on the floor)

Pater hammers with two hammers, two hammers two hammers (tap other fist too) Peter hammers with two hammers all day long.

Peter hammers with three hammers, three hammers three hammers (add one  foot) Peter hammers with three hammers all day long.

Peter hammers with four hammers four hammers four hammers (tap other  foot too along with fists) Peter hammers with four hammers all day long.

Peter hammers with five hammers five hammers five hammers (use your head)  Peter hammers with five hammers And then he goes to sleep!