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Occasions & Events 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
Activity: Letter C Cat Craft and Learning Activities
(Ages 3+ with
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
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,
conduct second set of learning activities below and
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
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.
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
2. Encourage children to assemble the cat's head features
first: ears and eyes.
2. Paste assembled head on body
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.
Note: Dark Gray version
tends to print out quite darker that featured, so it may appear almost black
Dark Gray Version
Craft Orange Version
Cat Craft Dark Gray Version
Black & White Version
*construction paper, card stock or
* something to color with
*glue or glue stick
Review instructions for other decorations