Story Time: Creepy Cats

“Creepy” cats start with the letter “C”! For story time, we read about cats, sang about cats, and found a lot of cats in the bookshelves of the library. Try checking out some of the additional books listed below about how to take care of a cat. You can also watch the great video of Elijah Wood reading, “Me and my Cat.” Then practice spelling the word, C-A-T.

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Ages 2-5

Sing, Talk, Read, Write, Play

STRWP Tip

Giving your children paper and crayons, markers, or pencils when they can scribble is the beginning of early writing. It takes a lot of coordination to write. Scribbling and drawing are the beginning steps to writing. Posting your child’s work on the on the refrigerator or around the house will show her how proud you are of her efforts.

- Lambert

Activity

Read a story together about a cat. Then give your child drawing materials and ask her to “draw” the story again or some aspect of it.

Books Presented

The Remarkable Friendship of Mr. Cat and Mr. Rat by Rick Walton

Mr. Cat and Mr. Rat enjoy playing tricks on one another, but they discover true friendship after one receives a tasty gift that he believes is from the other.

Scaredy-Cat, Splat! by Rob Scotton

Splat the Cat is determined to be the scariest cat in the class, but unfortunately his costume is more silly than scary.

Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

Down Around the Corner

Down around the corner at my mom’s pet store
Were six little cats and not one more
Along came someone with a nickel to pay
And they bought a cat and took it away!

– www.Literaryhoots.com

Flannel: Rainbow Kittens

Six little kittens found a box of paint.
They jumped right in…their mother will faint!
The first little kitten came out all red.
“I’ll be orange,” the second kitten said.
The third little kitten turned bright yellow.
“I’ll be green,” said the next little fellow.
The fifth kitten said, “My favorite is blue.”
“Purple for me,” said the sixth with a mew.
Dancing home the kittens go
To show their mother a KITTEN RAINBOW!

– www.Literaryhoots.com

 

Crafts and Activities

Coloring Page

Print out this coloring page!

Bobblehead Cat Craft

Make this bobblehead cat craft!

Additional Books

A Cat for You: Caring for Your Cat by Susan Blackaby

  Explains the different types of cats to own as a pet and how to care for them.

Kitten's First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes

When Kitten mistakes the full moon for a bowl of milk, she ends up tired, wet, and hungry trying to reach it.

Me and My Cat? by Satoshi Kitamura

Late one night, an old lady in a pointed hat climbs through the window into Nicholas’ bedroom. She brandishes her broom, fires out some words, and then leaves as abruptly as she came. It’s puzzling at the time, but not nearly as puzzling as what happens the next day!

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