This is an educational printable
craft that showcases shapes, and the legs and tail are letter C's.
Activity: Letter C Cat Craft and Learning Activities (Ages 3+ with
Review the animal cat
lesson plan and alphabet lesson plan that incorporates various activities to complement this
- paper, construction
paper or card stock
- coloring tools for B&W template
- 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
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,
conduct second set of learning activities below and
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
Choose from the activities below you feel are are appropriate for the
Shapes & Color
Activity: (before template is cut-out)
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).
- Discuss the colors, on the template
(orange or dark gray) or the
colors chosen by the children for the B&W template.
- 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.
- Sorting/Sizing/Categorizing: Have the children sort the
shapes by size. Arrange the sorted shapes in piles from smallest to largest.
- 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.
- 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:
Other decorations and crafty ideas:
- Head first: glue ears and eyes on smaller half circle.
- Glue head on body
- 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.
- Glue oval paws
- Paste tail - the remaining letter C.
- 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.
Dark Gray Version
Black & White Version
Letter C Cat Printable Activities
Letter K Kitten Printable Activities
this activities & craft:
Sleeping Cat or Kitten Craft
Orange & Dark Gray Version