Puppet Song: I’m a Little Cat (tune: I’m a Little Teapot)
I’m a little cat
So soft & furry.(pet cat)
I’ll be your friend
Don’t you worry.(wave finger back & forth for NO)
Right up on your lap I love to hop (tap your lap then hop)
I’ll purr purr purr & never stop!
Books We Read:
Cat’s Colors- Cabrera (LOVED! so bright & colorful, kids were mesmerized, parents love the "awwww" ending)
Sleepy Kitties- Daurio (i love moving the attached finger puppet kitties. i even printed, laminated and attached a little brush for the brushing part; the kids love that!)
|other awesome cat books!|
Flannel Board: Beach Kitties
So I started with 5 cute clipart cats on my board.Let's count them together!
5 cute kitties lying in the sun (show sun puppet)
Down at the beach having lots of fun. (clap 3 times; on lots---of---fun)
One kitty takes a swim so we wave goodbye (wave)
4 cute kitties still left behind.
as we said goodbye to each kitty, i flipped them over so we just had a towel.
when all the cats were gone, we did the final verse and brought them all back again:
No cute kitties lying in the sun.
No one at the beach having lots of fun.
WAIT! Here come all the kitties so we say hello!
5 cute kitties, we missed them so!
I found this wonderful idea on Storytime Katie & it really was AMAZING!!
i practiced a ton to get everything perfect.
My tabletop puppet stage (back view) was our "window"! I used plush dog & cat puppets but i printed the other characters & put them on popsicle sticks.
Craft: Stand Up Kitties
I found this idea at Storytime Katie also! I folded white cardstock & cut out the middles for the cat bodies. I printed cat faces on white cardstock & pre-cut them. then i cut tails also from white cardstock. the kitties came out super cute and were very popular!
this is such a great theme, so many great books! i didn't get to the Pete the Cat book but i can save him for his own program in a few months. my favorite part has to be the Kitty Cat puppet song by Laura Doherty!! it was so fun and everyone loved it!