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Cat Craft or Kitten Craft with Letter C Legs & Tail
Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities

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Cat Craft or Kitten Craft with Letter C Legs & Tail 
Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities

This is an educational printable craft that showcases shapes, and the legs and tail are letter C's.

Review the animal cat lesson plan and alphabet lesson plan that incorporates various activities to complement this craft.

Activity: Letter C Cat Craft and Learning Activities (Ages 3+ with some assistance)


  • printer
  • paper, construction paper or card stock
  • coloring tools for B&W template
  • scissors
  • glue stick

For children ages 2 to 4 you may want to try the simpler Sleeping Cat Craft featured separately and your choice of alphabet materials for C Cat or K Kitten.

Review printing and assembly options that best meet your needs. Before assembly conduct some of the learning activities suggested below:

Printing and assembly options:
Note: The body (half circle) can be substituted with half of a small paper plate

Option 1: Print color templates, conduct first set of learning activities, cut out, conduct second set of learning activities below and assemble.

Option 2: Print black & white templates, conduct first set of activities, color, paint or decorate first, cut out, conduct second set of activities.

Option 3: Print black & white templates to your choice of color craft paper, conduct first set of learning activities, color in the eyes, and add stripping. Proceed above.

Activity - Part 1: Learning activities to conduct before craft assembly:
Choose from the activities below you feel are are appropriate for the children.

Shapes & Color Activity: (before template is cut-out)

  1. Identify the shapes that are on template #1: circle (face and small circles inside eyes), half circle (body), ovals (paws/feet), ears and nose (triangles).

  2. Discuss the colors, on the template (orange or dark gray) or the colors chosen by the children for the B&W template.

  3. Some children like to discuss the colors as they choose them while coloring or painting the templates.

Activity - Part 2: Numbers/Pre-Math Activities - Learning activities to conduct when pieces are decorated and cut out.

  1. Sorting/Sizing/Categorizing: Have the children sort the shapes by size. Arrange the sorted shapes in piles from smallest to largest.

  2. Counting: Count how many shapes are in each pile/size. You may want to write the numbers as you count on the blank side of the template to acquaint the children with printed numbers.

  3. Alphabet Activity:
    • Identify the letter C on template #2.
    • Count how many letter C's are on the template.
    • How many letter C's does the cat need for legs?
    • Go over five letter C words for each leg/tail - refer to worksheet in the letter C Cat activities.

Activity - Part 3: Cat Craft Assembly

Proceed with craft assembly. Show the small image of the finished craft featured in the template or show them the alphabet to help the children see how the finished craft looks. Allow the children to assemble the craft from memory without glue, and they can use their own creativity and imagination to complete the craft. After completing the craft the children can proceed to start gluing the pieces as suggested below.

Assembly suggestions after learning activities:

  1. Head first: glue ears and eyes on smaller half circle.
  2. Glue head on body (half circle)
  3. Children may need assistance pasting the legs and tail. Make sure to refer to legs as letter C's. For younger children (3 to 4 years old) you may want to disregard the paws (ovals) if the children are tired at this point. Suggestion: use painter's tape first to position legs behind the body, and then glue when satisfied with the positioning.
  4. Glue oval paws
  5. Paste tail - the remaining letter C.
Other decorations and crafty ideas:

  • Tape a ribbon or string to use as decoration or holiday ornament.
  • Glue yarn over whiskers or use a hole punch next to whisker on either side, insert the yarn and tape in place. Older children can also use pipe cleaners using the same method.
  • Add stripes or spots to resemble your pet or favorite cat.
  • Make a Halloween scene with the cat on top of a pumpkin or jack-o'-lantern (see this image for an example of the scene), Assemble and glue over a dark background: black or dark blue construction paper with a moon in the background.
  • This craft looks great in a grouping hanging at different lengths facing out windows or on bulletin boards for Halloween decorations with pumpkins and bat cut-outs as well.

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