Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Tot Labs: Letter Cc Activities

As promised last week, today, I am sharing what's on our Letter C shelves in the next installment of Tot Labs: Letter of the Week series! This is an amazing series that I am working on in collaboration with Amruta from Mumma Diaries! She has tons of wonderful ideas for hands on learning activities for kids! 

To learn more about the Tot Labs series, please visit the Letter of the Week landing page

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Letter C animal works


I created a life cycle of a chicken printable. You can either have your child match the images to each other or let him/her match the safari ltd chicken life cycle toob to the printable.

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I also created a letter C baby and mom animal mat. Again, you can have your child match the printables to each other or use the safari ltd farm babies toob and Safari Ltd farm toob

C is for colours


A caterpillar colour sorting work with pom poms. 

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I also made a shades of colour sequencing set of printables. For this, have your child lay out the cards from darkest to lightest or the other way around. 


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Caterpillar numbers


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Letter binder


For this week's letter binder work, I included: 

  • A letter maze
  • Pre-writing tracing practice
  • Construction vehicle shape matching
  • Construction vehicle shadow matching
  • I spy mat


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Tinker trays


Because we had a sort of construction theme this week, I included a simple tinker tray. We have done this before, and Y always loves this! I simply give him real tools and materials to play with and explore. 

Side note: This is something that I find so important and so beautiful about Montessori - I love that we trust our child with real materials. I love that he can explore real tools, help prepare real meals, instead of simply using toys. 

I feel that in letting him use materials that are fragile, breakable, etc that he learns how to use them and how to be careful. These nuts and bolts of course aren't easily breakable, but are definitely exciting for him as he sees his father working with them frequently and notices the difference between these and the toy ones he has.  

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I also had a simple rock pouring/exploration tray. 


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Construction vehicle cards


You can ask your kids to match the images to each other, or to construction vehicle miniatures. Y really loved these and they're a great way to work on vocabulary! 

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Crafts


Letter C object colouring page and pencil sharpening work. I love throwing a bit of practical life practice into the mix! With this work, Y was very excited to practice writing rather than colouring in the letter C on the mat. Except he kept making a letter 'o' and couldn't quite remember to lift the pencil from the paper to form the gap in the 'c'. 

Note: The English version of this printable has corresponding objects. This is the Russian equivalent that I used for Y. 


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Instead of using the play dough mat in the printable pack to make play dough letters, we used rocks from the backyard to make the letter. It fits with our theme and is another fun way to help practice how to form the letter! 

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Capital and lower case gluing


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Construction vehicle cutting practice

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Caterpillar cut and glue


Sensory bin and letter sorting


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Do a dot mat


Instead of using markers, we used colored stones, but the idea is the same. 

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The English version. 

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Letter roads 


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Letter book/cards


I created a set of printables with objects that start with 'c'. 

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Letter basket exploration


I created a letter basket for Y to explore. These are objects that make sense in Russian, but here are some ideas that you can use for an English letter C letter basket: 


  • Cow miniature 
  • Cat miniature 
  • Cookie
  • Carrot 
  • Calf miniature
  • Chicken and chick miniature
  • Construction vehicles
  • Car 
  • Candle 
  • Corn


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Practical life


Cow lacing
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Free printables


Don't forget to get your own FREE letter C printables!

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