C > C is for Cat
Letter K > K
is for Kitten
Animals > Pets
> Cat or Kitten
Colors > Orange or Dark Gray or your choice
Sleeping Cat or Kitten
Shapes > Circles, Triangles, Ovals
Number/Math > Counting
Holidays and Events
This is an educational printable
craft that showcases shapes, and the tail is a letter C.
Review the animal cat
lesson plan and alphabet lesson plans for C
is for Cat or K is for
Kitten that incorporates various activities to complement this
Activity 1: Sleeping Cat or Kitten Craft and Learning Activities
Review printing and assembly options that best meet your needs. Before assembly conduct some of the learning activities suggested
Printing and assembly options for Cat or Kitten 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,
conduct second set of learning activities below and
Option 2: Print black & white template #1 & 2 or
replace template #2 with small/dessert paper plate - glue templates on
the back. Children can color, paint or decorate first,
proceed as above.
Option 3: Print black & white template #1 & #2 directly
onto your choice of color craft paper
and color in sections desired, such as the nose. Proceed
as suggested above.
Other decorations and ideas:
1. Tape a ribbon or string 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 against on top of a pumpkin (see
this image for an example of the scene) or with smaller pumpkins
around it or assemble and
glue over a dark (night) 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 Part 1: Learning Activities to conduct before
Cat / Kitten Craft assembly:
Choose from the activities below you feel are are appropriate for the
Shapes & Color
Activity: (before template is cut-out)
1. Identify the shapes that are on template
#1: circles (face and body), ears (triangles) and paws/feet
(ovals). Disregard nose template for this activity. 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 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: Sorting: Have the children sort the
shapes by size. Sizing: Have the children arrange the sorted shapes in piles from smallest to
largest or vice versa.
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. How many pieces there are in
Alphabet Activity: Letter C only
1. Identify the letter C on template #1. Refer to the five five letter C
words previously discussed on the activity page.
Activity Part 3:
Cat / Kitten Craft Assembly:
Proceed with craft assembly. Show the small image of the
finished craft featured in the template 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 it 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 leg is a letter C for
Cat. Cut out - assistance may be required, conduct your choice
2. Encourage children to assemble the cat's head features
first: ears and nose (whiskers can be glued over the printed
lines with yarn or use a punch hole and insert pipe cleaners and tape
2. Paste assembled head on body
circle or paper plate.
3. Paste the oval paws.
4. Children may need assistance pasting the tail behind the body
sure to refer to tail as letter C if conducting letter C activities.
4. Optional: write a letter C or letter K in upper and
lower case in larger circle somewhere in the body.
Note: Dark Gray version
tends to print out quite darker that featured, so it may appear almost black
Cat or Kitten Craft
Sleeping Cat or Kitten Craft
Dark Gray Version
Craft Orange Version
Dark Gray Version
Black & White Version
*construction paper, card stock or
* something to color with
*glue or glue stick
Review instructions for other decorations