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Cat and Kitten Theme
Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities and Crafts

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Alphabet
Letter C > C is for Cat
or
Letter K > K is for Kitten

Animals > Pets > Cat or Kitten

Books > Non-fiction >

Read online > See How They Grow - Kitten @ wegivebooks.org

Character Education > Caring

Crafts >
Cat or Kitten

Holidays and Events > Cat events

Online story time > Fables | Fairy tales Nursery Rhymes

Online Coloring > Halloween > Cat

Online Jigsaw Puzzles > Cats

During these activities children can experience the following learning activities: 
  1. Introduce or practice letter C for Cat with matching printable materials and cat or kitten craft that features a tail or legs shaped like letter C or letter K for Kitten.
  2. Learn basic facts about domestic (house) cats.  The domestic cat is the most popular pet in the U.S.A.
  3. Shapes practice: circle, half circle, triangles and ovals featured in the craft templates.
  4. The cat or kitten crafts are appropriate to include during Halloween holiday activities, a theme related to pets or in conjunction with related literature, nursery rhymes or educational online story, preschool video or TV programming.
  5. These activities can be conducted separately over a number of days.

Activity 2 > Learning about Cats > Online Picture Book > See How They Grow - Kitten @ wegivebooks.org.

Author:  DK Publishing - Ages 4-17 

Description:
"Follow an adorable kitten on its path from newborn to adult in this fun and informative picture book. See How They Grow is a photographic paperback series designed to introduce the fascinating world of animals and how they develop, step-by-step."

After craft assembly:

Encourage a discussion and dialogue:  
* Demonstrate the cat or kitten poster, children are holding their finished craft.
* Ask the children if they have ever seen a real house cat or have one as a pet and discuss comments.  
* What do they know about cats, write their comments in board. 
* What sounds does a cat make.  
Activity 2 > Alphabet Lesson Plan Printable Activities Letter C is for Cat or Letter K Kitten

Activity 3 > Crafts >
Select a Cat or Kitten Craft 
Review printing and assembly options that best meet your needs.  Before assembly conduct some of the learning activities suggested.

Activity 4
> Online Story time and activities >

Decide what book, story time online or educational video/TV program can be introduced to generate enthusiasm for the topic of cats.  Once your theme is selected prepare for discussion and dialogue. 

Suggestions:

  1. Aesop Fable > Print and read Belling the Cat.
  2. Character education > Caring 
    Read and print the online story Carrie the Caring Cat, and visit the parent and teacher resources.
  3. PBS's Online activities > Sagwa:  The Chinese Siamese Cat for children 5-8, don't miss the caregivers area.  This program and activities are suitable for Chinese New Year activities.
  4. Nursery RhymeThree Little Kittens with illustrations is a great rhyme for a mittens' winter theme appropriate for toddlers and preschoolers.
    * Mitten pair patterns to decorate:  1-large, 2-medium, 4-small
  5. Fairy tale > Puss in Boots Ages 6+
    Version 1:  Puss in Boots > part of the KIDOONS Network adapted for young children
    Version 2: Puss in Boot with illustrations  
    *Puss in Boots theme coloring pages:  1, 2, 3

Activity 5 > Online Jigsaw Puzzles>

Skills:
Problem solving, letter recognition

Enjoy these online puzzles.  These are great for a break and the whole family can enjoy them by adjusting the amount of pieces from 6 to 247 - click on the shape button. 
Alphabet >
Letter C Cat and Clown
Bilingual: 
English and Spanish > Cat | Kitten and yarn

Activity 6 > Online Coloring and Print > Halloween Cat on a Jack-o'-Lantern
Skills:  Using the computer mouse and color recognition

Additional printable materials related to cats & kittens:
Cat coloring pages
Use for display, bulletin board, or a homemade coloring book.  The images are large and can even be used to make awards or take home activities.


Select a Cat or Kitten Craft


illustrations only

Alphabet lesson plan printable activities

Letter C Cat


Letter K Kitten


Cats and kittens coloring pages

 

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