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 plan that incorporates various activities to complement this
Activity 1: Sleeping Cat or Kitten Craft and Learning Activities
Printing and assembly options for Cat or Kitten Craft
- paper, construction
paper or card stock
- coloring tools for B&W template
- glue stick
Note: The body can be substituted with a paper plate
Option 1: Print color templates, conduct first set of learning activities,
conduct second set of learning activities below and
Option 2: Print black & white templates, conduct first set of activities, color, paint or decorate first, cut out, conduct second set of activities.
Option 3: Print black & white templates
to your choice of color craft paper, conduct first set of learning activities, color in the eyes, and add stripping. Proceed above.
Activity - Part 1: Learning activities to conduct before
Choose from the activities below you feel are are appropriate for the
Shapes & Color
Activity: (before template is cut-out)
- 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 for the B&W template.
- 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.
- Sorting / Sizing / Categorizing: Have the children identify and sort the
shapes by size. Arrange from smallest to largest.
- Alphabet Activity: Identify the letter C on template #2, indicate it will be the cat's tail.
Activity Part 3:
Cat / Kitten Craft Assembly:
Proceed with craft assembly. Show the small image of the
finished craft featured in the template or show them the
alphabet to help the children see how the finished
craft looks. Allow the children to assemble the craft from memory without glue, and they can use
their own creativity and imagination to complete the craft. After
completing the craft, children can proceed to start gluing the pieces as suggested below.
Other decorations and crafty ideas:
- Head first: glue triangle ears and nose on smaller circle with whiskers.
- Glue oval paws.
- Glue head on body
(large circle) or painted paper plate.
- Children may need assistance pasting the tail. Make
sure to refer to the tail as letter C.
- Paste tail behind body.
- Tape a ribbon or string to use as decoration.
- 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.
- Add stripes or spots to resemble your pet or favorite cat.
Cat or Kitten Craft
Dark Gray Version
Black & White Templates
C Cat Printable Activities
Letter K Kitten Printable Activities