Storytime: Letter C


EARLY CHILDHOOD LITERACY SKILL: Letter Knowledge & Narrative Skill


The Very Clumsy Click Beetle by Eric Carle
Clara Caterpillar
by Henry Cole
Cuckoo: A Mexican Folktale by Lois Ehlert   
Close Your Eyes
by Kate Banks   
by Nicola Smee
by Kevin Henkes  
Centipede’s 100 Shoes
by Tony Ross   
by Myra Cohn
Coyote by Gerald McDermott
by Don Freeman


  1. Intro
  2. Rhyme
  3. Song
  4. Read-a-Loud Book
  5. Flannelboard
  6. Read-a-Loud Book
  7. Song
  8. Music & Movement Song
  9. Read-a-Loud Book
  10. Craft


Letter C Books

Counting Birds by Jing Jing Tsong
The Cat Barked? by Lydia Monks
I’m a Clown by Sebastian Braun


Rhyme: 3rd portion of Animal Alphabet Rhyme

C is for Camel
He camps near a canyon

Then he crosses a creek with a cowboy companion
They come to a circus

Clowns serve cotton candy

The cookies and cupcakes and cherries taste dandy

The cowboys now chubby

The camel can’t run

The comical critter has two humps not one

Song: ABC Song

Flannelboard: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr.

Song: Old MacDonald had a Farm (via

Old MacDonald had a farm, E I E I O.
And on this farm he had a cat, E I E I O
With a meow, meow here…and a meow, meow there.
Everywhere a meow, meow,
Old MacDonald had a farm, E I E I O.

(continue with cow, chicken and crocodile or camel or cricket or crow)

Music & Movement Song: Never Smile at a Crocodile (w/ shakers & eggs)

CRAFT: Letter C Centipede!

Letter C Storytime Craft

This week’s letter C craft was inspired by a C-shaped centipede coloring page I found via Preschool Learning Online. I really liked the fact, that this C-shaped coloring page was unique among ubiquitous examples of cats, crabs, carrots, and caterpillars. Using the original as a starting point, I drew my own version and scanned it into my computer. The proportions of the head were a bit off, so I made corrections using PowerPoint. I printed multiple copies (on printer paper) and pre-cut them prior to storytime. Pre-cut pieces of colored printer paper were provided to add stability. Overall, this was an extremely easy craft. Very little coloring was involved. The trickiest part involved gluing. depending on the age of the preschoolers, extra adults may come in handy when it comes to gluing the front piece to the background.


Overall, this storytime went really well. The shorter board books were a good choice. The colorful pictures and storylines effectively captured the preschooler’s attention. Unfortunately, the British version of Never Smile at a Crocodile was a poor choice. These children are learning English as a Second Language, so the British accent made it hard for them to understand the gist of the song…despite my accompanying voice.


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