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To help Cakey and Doodles learn the letter C we made Letter C is for Caterpillar and Cat craft. I really like these kinds of crafts because they help both girls not only learn the letter and something that starts with that letter but the craft allows them to work on learning to use glue neatly. Neatly being the key word. While Cakey is able to use glue by herself she is not always very neat and Doodles is still learning.
The first time Cakey and I did these crafts was in 2014. We are now on our second time going through them (Doodles is on her first time). You can see in the photos at the end a comparison of Cakey’s first time and her second and also Doodles first time. I am hoping to add additional photos when we do our Letter C is for Caterpillar and Cat craft again next year.
The first time we made this craft I free handed the additional pieces and cut them out from scrap construction paper. This time I created the images and printed them out. You can find the printables for free here Letter C Caterpillar Cat via Dropbox. In this file you will find a large capital C, a lower case c, and a page with the head and circles for the caterpillar and a page with the head for the cat.
While the girls were working on their letter “C” crafts, I read The Very Hungry Caterpillar from our Tot School Letter C Books list.
Here’s how we did our Letter C is for Caterpillar and Cat Craft:
Capital C Caterpillar
- Large capital letter C from page 2 of the Letter C Caterpillar Cat file
- Construction paper
- Page 4 print out in the Letter C Caterpillar Cat file
- Googly eyes (optional)
- Print the large capital C on construction paper (any color).
- Cut out the capital C.
- Print out page 4 on a any color construction paper and cut out the head and circles for the body or free hand draw 1 circle with antennae (or just a circle and you can draw the antennae on later) and 10 circles for the body and cut them out.
- With your help, have your child glue the C to a sheet of construction paper.
- Glue on the circles on top of the letter C make sure to finish with the head.
Lower case c cat
- Large lower case letter c from page 3 of the Letter C Caterpillar Cat file
- Construction paper
- Page 5 print out in the Letter C Caterpillar Cat file
- Print the large lower case c on your choice of color construction paper.
- Cut out the lower case c.
- Print out page 5 on the same color construction paper and cut out the head or free hand draw an oval for the head and two triangles for the ears and cut them out.
- With your help, have your child glue the c to another sheet of construction paper.
- Glue the cat’s head and ears on.
- Optional: Draw in the cat’s legs in the center of the c. We decided our cats were laying down.
Cakey’s first Letter C is for Caterpillar and Cat Craft 2014
Cakey had a blast coloring the pictures. I tried to flex my artist skills (or lack there of) for the cat but she was not having it. She colored his body so much that I can hardly make out his legs!
Cakey’s second Letter C is for Caterpillar and Cat Craft 2016/2017
Cakey really wanted a black cat but his face is a little hard to make out.
Doodles’s first Letter C is for Caterpillar and Cat Craft 2016/2017
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Have you and your kids ever made a Letter C is for craft? What animal or food did you make for the letter C?
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