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14 Words Starting with ‘C’ for Preschoolers

14 Words Starting with ‘C’ for Preschoolers

Let’s dive right into ‘C’ words! If you’ve been following along with this alphabet series then you know we’ve so far covered our first vowel sounds with the letter ‘A’ and our first consonant with the letter ‘B’. The letter ‘C’ is the next consonant on our list, but it has a few key differences. The letter ‘C’ contains both a hard and a soft sound.

You’re probably familiar with the soft ‘C’ sounds found in words like, ‘cinema’ or ‘cycle’ or any word where the letter ‘c’ is followed by ‘i’, ‘e’, or ‘y’. For the purposes of the this post (and this lesson with my son), I chose to focus only on the hard ‘C’ sounds like in ‘cat’ or ‘cup’.

14 Starter ‘C’ Words for Preschoolers

  • Cat: a furry animal that purrs.
  • Car: a vehicle for going places fast.
  • Cup: something you drink from.
  • Cake: a sweet treat for special occasions.
  • Cap: a hat that keeps the sun away.
  • Can: a container for drinks or food.
  • Camp: a place for outdoor adventures.
  • Card: a piece of paper for messages.
  • Cow: a large animal that gives us milk.
  • Cot: a small bed for napping.
  • Cape: a superhero’s accessory.
  • Cookie: a yummy treat.
  • Clay: soft material for crafting.
  • Cloud: fluffy shapes in the sky.

Interactive Activities for Learning ‘C’ Words

There are lots of fun and interactive ways to emphasize the hard ‘C’ sounds while also capturing your little one’s attention and curiosity. Afterall ‘C’ is for cookie, and who doesn’t love making cookies! There’s even a fun song you can teach them.

C is for Cookie Sing and Sign Along

C is for Cookie.
And that’s good enough for me.
C is for Cookie.
And that’s good enough for me.
C is for Cookie.
And that’s good enough for me.
Cookie, cookie, cookie.
Starts with C.

But why stop there? Pull out those crayons and let coloring become more than just a way to pass time. Download the FREE printables for both a coloring activity worksheet and a tracing worksheet to get your preschooler practicing with sounds and writing.

These activities are not just about learning new words; they’re about creating muscle memory that reinforces the learning. As always, if you found value in this blog post, leave a comment below or share the post.

Happy teaching!