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Cat Craft with Letter C Tail - Alphabet Letter C
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AlphabetLetter C > C is for Cat
or
Letter K > K is for Kitten

Animals > Pets > Cat or Kitten

Colors >  Orange or Dark Gray or your choice

Crafts >
Sleeping Cat or Kitten 

Shapes >  Circles, Triangles, Ovals

Number/Math > Counting

Holidays and Events >
Cat 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 craft.

Activity 1:  Sleeping Cat or Kitten Craft and Learning Activities (Ages 2.5+)
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  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, cut out, conduct second set of learning activities below and assemble.
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 children.


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 total.  

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 of learning activities.

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 in place).

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 circle.  Make 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

 Sleeping Cat or Kitten Craft 
Orange Version


Sleeping Cat or Kitten Craft 
Dark Gray Version
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illustration only
templates  below

Cat/Kitten Craft Orange Version
Color:
*Template #1
*Template #2

Dark Gray Version
Color:
*Template #1
*Template #2

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

Cat Coloring Pages
*construction paper, card stock or paper
* something to color with
*scissors
*glue or glue stick
Review instructions for other decorations

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