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C IS FOR CELERY [From: Alphabet]
Written by: Jantje Blokhuis-Mulder [Jantje is one of the creators of KinderArt.com]

Age:

2-5 years

Activity Summary:

Children will learn about the letter c as they paint with celery.

What You Need:

•Celery stalks
•Styrofoam trays
•Thick paint (tempera or acrylic or fingerpaint)
•Paper
•Pictures of things that begin with the letter "c"

What You Do:

  • Talk about the letter "c". Name some things that begin with the letter.

  • Introduce the differences between "hard c" and "soft c"
  • Spend some time reciting the following: cat, cup, color, cloud, cake and coat. Try to find pictures of these object to help in the understanding of "hard c"
  • Spend some time reciting the following: cereal, cinnamon and celery.

  • Take some paint ... any color, and put in a tray. Paint can be shared by groups of 2 - 4.

  • Each child gets a piece of paper and a celery stalk. (If you wish, you can cut out a letter "c" for each child to decorate.

  • When dipped in paint and pressed on paper, a piece of celery makes a "c" shape.

  • Your kinderartists can fill their paper (or their "c" cutout) with tiny letter c's made from celery.

  • Make up a funny celery song to sing. "I love you, you love me, I love eating celery ..."

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