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C Is for Crab Craft

child assembling C Is for Crab craft

Learning the letter C will be a snap with this week’s ABC Craft! But you better watch your fingers! This crabby crustacean may be cute, but he’s got a great big pair of pincers!

Here’s What You’ll Need

  • 2 sheets of printer paper
  • Card stock (we used red and sky blue)
  • C Is for Crab Craft templates
  • 2 “googly” eyes
  • Glue stick
  • Pencil and black marker
  • Scissors

Instructions for Assembling Your Letter C Craft

  1. Print the C Is for Crab Craft templates.
  2. Cut out the templates and trace the letter C and the crab pincers and eye parts onto card stock.
  3. Cut out the letter C and crab pieces.
  4. Glue the letter C and the crab pieces onto a full sheet of card stock (we used sky blue, but you can use any color you like) to form a crab.
  5. Affix a googly eye to each of the crab’s eye sockets.
  6. Use a black marker to draw the crab’s mouth onto the letter C. (See the sample on the template for placement.)


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Learning with Your Letter C Craft

As you and your child assemble your C Is for Crab Craft, practice saying /c/–/c/–crab together. You can find more tips for working on pre-reading skills with your preschooler in this handy download.

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little boy holding up finished letter c craft

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children holding their finished C Is for Crab Craft
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Genevieve Campbell

says:

This one is so Cute and Clever ;)

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Genevieve,
Extra points for the C alliteration!

Sara McGuire

says:

These crafts could not be any cuter. Thanks for all the ideas!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Sara,
Thank you! We think they are cute too.

Lauren

says:

We did this, but didn’t have googly eyes. So we used marshmallow and raisins instead. Too funny

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Lauren,
That sounds cute and yummy!

Christine

says:

Cute end of summer craft for my little ine

A. Willis

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Looks like fun!

Melanie

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Helpful and fun!

Bronwynn

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Excited to do this with my kids one day!

Angela

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Love getting the extra ideas. Thanks!

Courtney

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I really need to do this with my son. Thanks!

Cindy

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Simple and so cute!

Kimberly

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I love your ABC craft ideas! my preschooler will love them.

Lauren S

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These are absolutely adorable and perfect for little hands!

Heather Baker

says:

This craft is super cute!

Anna

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This is so simple and fun! I paired it with the poem “Crabby” by Barbara Vance :0)

Korie

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Super cute! We did this craft; it was super fun and easy. My kiddo loved the googly eyes!

Melanie

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Cute! Starting these next week.

Katie

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I recommend these to a friend who has a crafty little one, struggling to learn letters & it helped so much! Thank you!

Cynthia Hochstetler

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Great Curriculum!

Sajida

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After downloading the file I can’t open even last week I had sent an email

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Sajida,
I see that Merry emailed you links and help. Are you still having difficulties?

Heather

says:

Thank you so much for these craft ideas. We haven’t started using them yet, but my 5 & 6 yr olds will be using them as part of school when we start back.

Robin E.

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You are so welcome, Heather! I hope you have a lovely school year.

Rosemarie

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We are super excited to start this week doing he letter crafts!

Wendy R

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Was there ever a book recommendation to go along with the letter craft? I seem to remember a suggestion to read Corduroy the same week you do the crab craft; though I can’t seem to find this anywhere on the blog – maybe it was a dream?
thoughts?

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Wendy,
I don’t recall a suggestion to read Corduroy along with this craft, but we did review Corduroy a while back!

Amy

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Excited to use these with my little guy who is learning letter sounds and recognition

Samantha F.

says:

These are the cutest crafts! I absolutely love them!

Lauren

says:

Love these letter crafts!

Lisa

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Would be so helpful to win to help six year old learn to read!

Brenda F

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My 3 year old loves these letters! Cannot wait for the next one!

Vicky Katke

says:

This is adorable!! Thanks for sharing!

Melinda

says:

These are so fun!

Sarah

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Can’t wait to use these ideas with my preschooler!! She will love them!

RAchar

says:

So fun! So excited to start with my kiddos!

Wendy Clark

says:

These activities are so fun to do with preschoolers.

Elizabeth

says:

These are such cute ideas for kids to have fun while learning.

Leah

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I just was introduced to your curriculum and am excited to see if this is what we need for our children! Thank you for doing these fun crafts !

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

You are welcome, Leah. Please let us know if you have any questions or need help with placement or anything else.

Joanna Reyes

says:

My oldest son has loved your AAR and AAS since he started it in Kindergarten. Now my youngest is in preschool and is so anxious to start soon! I can’t say enough about this program!!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Thank you, Joanna!

Evelyn M.

says:

Love these ABC PRE-K activities

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Evelyn,
We are so pleased with the positive response these crafts are receiving! Thank you.

Janeen

says:

What a cute little craft! Thank you!

Erin

says:

Fantastic reading curriculum!!

Jessica

says:

This is so cute!

Steph J.

says:

This is such a cute craft.

Diana Matlock

says:

Wow I am so excited for these fun activities to pair with learning our alphabet and phonics!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

I hope you have a lot of fun with these, Diana!

Judith Martinez

says:

These are so cute but I wish they were lower case instead of upper case.

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Judith,
Our Feed the Puppy, Tactile Letter Cards, ABC Caterpillar, and ABC Playdough Mats activities do include lower case letters as well. This blog post, How to Teach the Alphabet to Preschoolers, explains why we teach capital letters first.

May

says:

I love these! We are going to use the letters to make a wall collage.

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

May,
We would LOVE to see a photo of your wall collage when it is finished! It sounds like such a wonderful idea.

Theresa

says:

Love these crafts!!

Brittany Adams

says:

What a cute idea!

Kristen

says:

All of these letter crafts are so cute!

Amber Smith

says:

This is so cute and fun for little to do!!!

Laurie Vogel

says:

Love these ABC ideas!

Mary

says:

You have such cute ideas for little ones to do with the abc’s. I haven’t used these crafts, but we used the prereading last year with my 4 and 6 year olds and they learned a lot. This year they are both doing AAR 1. Thanks for the great reading program.

Merry

says: Customer Service

You’re welcome! Sounds like your little ones are making good progress :-)

Jill

says:

Love these craft ideas!

Pearlann

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Can’t air to do these with my little girl we start with a Monday!

Merry

says: Customer Service

I hope you and your daughter have fun with these!

Rebecca

says:

These are super fun! Thank you!

Merry

says: Customer Service

You’re welcome, Rebecca!

Beverly Clark

says:

Can’t wait to start using these with my preschooler!

Jessie Peckens

says:

I love these crafts! They are perfect for my preschoolers!

Merry

says: Customer Service

So glad you and your preschoolers are enjoying the crafts!

Stephanie

says:

This is perfect for my 3 year old!

Amber Potter

says:

This is such an awesome way to learn!! Used it all last year for all three of my children, loved it!

Mindy

says:

Cute craft idea. I will have to pass this along to my sisters with littles.

Sarah

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Something fun for the young ones to work on while the older kids are doing school.

Stacey

says:

This looks perfect for my 2 year old!

Sara R

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My son would love more crafts like these. Will there be one for every letter?

Merry

says: Customer Service

Hi Sara–yes there will! Sign up to receive them all by email, or check back on our blog each week. We’ll be sending one per week. Enjoy!

Jane

says:

So cute! I have 4 kids under the age of 7 and they would love to learn using these hands on activities.

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Jane,
We’d love to see a group photo of your children with their crafts! I imagine it will be very cute!

Karen

says:

Perfect for my little guy!

Genevieve

says:

How Clever! :)

Heather

says:

So cute!

Sarah

says:

Cute and simple to do!

Jennifer

says:

Looks like lots of fun and so cute!!!

Jessica

says:

My daughter is really loving doing these crafts! It gives her something fun to do while I am teaching my son All About Reading Level 1.

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Jessica,
What a great idea! It is always helpful to have something on hand for younger children to do while you focus on older ones.

Angie

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We love letter crafts!

Megan

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My 3 year old loves doing these crafts along with her AAR prereading work!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Megan,
I’m glad to hear these crafts are working well with our Pre-reading level of All About Reading. I thought they would!

Patricia R Stokes

says:

I need the ABC craft for “A” I never got it???

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Patricia,
You can find all the ABC crafts that have been published so far on this page. Each week the new one will be added to it as well, so it’s a good link to keep.

sarah conti

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Great idea. I have a preschooler and we have been working on his “c” sound with his speech therapist. This will be great!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Sarah,
What a great idea to expand what your little one is focusing on in speech! I hope you both have fun with this.

Katie Boczarski

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My 3 year old is so enjoying these weekly crafts. She loves “doing school” like her big brother, and I love seeing her really able to identify her letters,

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Katie,
I love the preschool years when everything is new and exciting for them. We are happy to hear that your little is enjoying these crafts!

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