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 craft.
- paper, construction paper or card stock
- coloring tools for B&W template
- glue stick
Printing and assembly:
Note: The body can be substituted with a paper plate
Option 1: Print color templates, conduct first set of learning activities, cut out, conduct second set of learning activities below and assemble.
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 children.
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.
- 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.
- Close template window after printing to return to this screen.
- Set page margins to zero (minimum) if you have trouble fitting the template on one page or review Print Help.
- 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.