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

Activities Materials
Alphabet > Letter C | Letter K | Animals > Pets > Cat or Kitten | Colors | Shapes >  Circles, Half Circle, Triangles, Ovals | Holidays for cats

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

Review the animal cat lesson plan and alphabet lesson plan for C is for Cat or K is for Kitten that incorporates various activities to complement this craft.

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

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 for Cat Craft
Note:  The body (half circle) can be substituted with half of a small paper plate  

Option 1:  Print color template #1 & #2, in your choice of orange or dark gray, conduct first set of learning activities, cut out, conduct second set of learning activities below and assemble.
Option 2:  Print black & white template #1 & 2.  Children can color, paint or decorate first,  proceed as above.
Option 3:  Print black & white template #1 & #2  onto your choice of color craft paper and color in sections desired, such as the eyes.  Proceed above.

Other decorations and ideas:

1.  Tape a ribbon or string to back of head to use as decoration or holiday ornament.
2.  Add wiggly eyes and/or 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.
3.  Add stripes or with paints, crayons or markers
4.  Make a Halloween scene with the cat on top of a pumpkin (see this image for an example of the scene) cut-out or assemble and glue over a dark background:  black or dark blue construction paper  with a half moon on the background.
7.  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.

Activity #3 Part 1:  Learning Activities to conduct before Cat 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).   Discuss the colors, on the template (orange or dark gray) or the colors chosen by the children to color the pieces.  Some children like to discuss the colors as they choose them while coloring or painting the templates.

Activity #3 Part 2: Numbers/Pre-Math Activities - Learning Activities to conduct when pieces are decorated and cut out.
To conduct these activities pieces should be decorated and cut out.

1. Sorting/Sizing/Categorizing:  Have the children sort the shapes by size.  Have the children 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.

Alphabet Activity:
1.  Identify the letter C on template #2.  Count how many letter C's are on the template.  How many letter C's do they need for the legs, and how many for the tail?  Go over five letter C words for each leg/tail - refer to activity page above.

Activity #3 Part 4:  Cat Craft Assembly:

Proceed with craft assembly.  Show the small image of the finished craft  featured in the template or show them the alphabet poster briefly to help the children see how the finished craft looks  and to aid them in positioning the pieces.  Allow the children to assemble the craft from memory and they can use their own creativity and imagination to complete the craft. After completing the craft the children can hold their finished craft while conducting some of the activities below.

Assembly suggestions after learning activities:
1.  Color/decorate templates if using the black & white templates.  Remind the children that the legs and tail are letter C's.  Cut out - assistance may be required, conduct your choice of learning activities.

2.  Encourage children to assemble the cat's head features first:  ears and eyes.

2.  Paste assembled head on body (half circle)

3.  Children may need assistance pasting the legs.  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.

4. Paste tail - the last letter C.

Cat Craft 
Orange Version

printable cat craft orange
Cat Craft 
Dark Gray Version
printable cat craft gray

illustration only
templates  below

Cat Craft Orange Version
*Template #1
*Template #2

Cat Craft Dark Gray Version
*Template #1
*Template #2

Cat Craft Black & White Version
*Template #1
*Template #2

letter c cat printable activities
Letter C Cat Printable Activities

letter k kitten printable activities
Letter K Kitten Printable Activities

Cat Coloring Pages
*construction paper, card stock or paper
* something to color with
*glue or glue stick
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