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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Sing, Talk, Read, Write, Play
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.
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.
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!
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!
Crafts and Activities
Bobblehead Cat Craft
Make this bobblehead cat craft!
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!