C is for Car: Letter of the Week Preschool Craft
Letter of the week crafts are an excellent way to offer your kids preschool and early education activities at home.
C is for car is a super fun way to bring this letter to life.
Introducing the letters one at a time is a great way to go through the alphabet with your your young learner.
My kiddos have had so much fun doing these at different ages.
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This craft can be done with children ages 2 to 6 years old.
I’ve learned that my boys love any craft that takes the shape of a vehicle. So it made sense to use a car craft to teach the shape and sound of letter C.
Let me show you how easy this is to make!
You will need:
- a blank piece of white paper
- large letter C cut from black construction paper
- small letter C’s cut from colored construction paper
- 4 small circles for tires (trace the circles from the pattern or use dot stickers, as pictured above)
- 4 white hole reinforcements, optional
- 5-6 short yellow strips
- black marker
- glue stick
Letter of the Week Step By Step Tutorial:
1. Glue down the large letter C.
2. Glue down the yellow strips to make your road. Younger preschoolers will need guidance with this.
3. Now glue down the smaller C’s to make your cars.
4. Next, glue down the tiny black circles or use round dot stickers to make the wheels of your cars. We like to use dot stickers because I have a giant set left from my teaching days.
Kids love stickers, and it’s great fine motor practice to manipulate the small pieces.
I gave the older kids yellow dot stickers because I thought the black stickers would not show up against the road. My two-year-old used black, and I think it’s a better choice.
5. If you have white hole reinforcements, put them down in the center of the tires.
6. Finally, draw letter C’s behind each car for the smoke.
My four-year-old really got into this – as you can see! He said that the orange car was going faster, so it had a lot more smoke.
The next day he admired his picture on the fridge. “It’s a good thing the faster car is in front, or they would crash into each other.”
And here are the finished projects!
My two year old is not really drawing letters by himself yet, but you can see that he wrote according to his ability.
You can prepare toddlers and preschoolers for writing by having them write with their finger.
For the letter C, put cornmeal on a baking sheet and show your child how to write a C with his index finger. Gently shake the tray to start over.
NURSERY RHYME FOR LETTER C:
There was a crooked man, and he walked a crooked mile.
He found a crooked sixpence against a crooked stile.
He had a crooked cat, which caught a crooked mouse,
And they all lived together in a little crooked house.
SONGS FOR LETTER C:
(sing to the tune of “Are You Sleeping?”
Clouds are floating,
Clouds are floating,
Up so high, up so high.
Floating up above us,
Floating up above us,
In the sky, in the sky.
(sing to the tune of “Eensy Weensy Spider”)
The fuzzy little caterpillar
Curled upon a leaf,
Spun her little chrysalis,
And then she fell asleep.
While she was sleeping,
She dreamed that she could fly.
And later when she woke up
She was a butterfly!
BOOKS FOR LETTER C:
Cars! Cars! Cars! by Grace Maccarone
This is the perfect book about cars for young listeners. With the funny dog drivers and short, rhyming text, it’s a quick and fun read. A bonus is that it’s one you won’t mind reading over and over!
Caps for Sale, by Esphyr Slobodkia
This classic story (from 1938) is about a cap salesman who runs into trouble when monkeys steal all of his hats. How will he get them back? This is a wonderfully funny story to act out with your preschooler.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle
Some books will never lose their appeal, and this is one of them. It teaches the days of the week, counting, and the life cycle of a butterfly (though not exactly scientifically correct) — with beautiful illustrations and a great story.
I seriously am loving this craft. Like completely loving it.
This is such a great idea! You made it look so fun too! I love that the “C” is a road:)
very neat! My boys would love this project. Thanks for sharing at Tasteful Tuesdays @ Nap-timecreations.com. You are being featured this weekend in me Writing on the Wall round up! :o) Would love for you to put my featured button at the bottom of this post…
ps… do you have a place where you link back to parties? I was sure I’ve seen one on your site before, but couldn’t find it today :o)
Here is my list of regular linky party participation. https://crystalandcomp.com/2011/02/50-places-to-search-for-and-share/
If your party is not listed I can certainly add you.
I’d love for you to share your family-friendly crafts and ideas at Monday Kid Corner at thejennyevolution.com. See you at the party!
I am so happy I found your site. The letter of the week is awesome!
Awesome Darlene. I am so happy you found it too! You just made my day!
This has got to be one of the cutest Letter C crafts I’ve seen!! I featured this at TGIF today here: http://www.123homeschool4me.com/2014/01/tgif-linky-party-109.html
Thanks for sharing your creativity with all of us. I hope to see you linked up again later today. Have a great weekend,
Thank you for your sweet words and for sharing our craft.
This is Christina from the Howling Horn. All I have to say is how happy I am that I found your site. You have great ideas, and I keep sharing your work with my blog’s readers. And, my son really enjoys the letter of the week projects. http://howlinghorn.blogspot.com/2014/02/a-week-of-letter-c_4.html