So What's it Like to be a Cat? - Karla Kuskin
Finger Play - a Kitten
A kitten is fast asleep under a chair (hide thumb under one hand).
And Donald can’t find her anywhere!
He’s looked everywhere (Fingers circle eyes to look).
Under a table (look under one hand).
Under a bed (look under the other hand)
He looked in a corner and then Donald said: “Come Kitty, Come Kitty (hands up to mouth)
This milk is for you! (cup hands like a bowl)
And out came the kitty calling “Mew Mew” (thumb walks across lap)
Or if you prefer, Miss Kristie completely rocked it with her Hey Diddle Diddle Felt Set:
Click HERE for more on the Hey Diddle Diddle Set!
The Three Little Kittens - GaldoneCheck out some YouTube videos on how the tune goes. It is really quite simple. Truth be told, I learned a completely different tune growing up, so I left a lot of mom's baffled. Luckily I could switch over to the 'right' tune so I could have moms sing along with me.
Activity - Matching Mittens
This activity couldn't come at a better time as we finish the The Little Kittens book and song! Because imitation is the best form of compliment, I humbly snitched this idea from Storytime Katie. I even used her photo from her blog because, quite frankly, I didn't improve any on this activity!! Storytime Katie is the best and I thank her for providing me with some of 'my' best ideas. Please visit Storytime Katie's Blog for more.
For this game, I handed out one of each of the mittens (mine were laminated paper mittens actually) and had the mitten mates on the clothes line behind me. One by one (and not in any order), I pointed to one and asked who had the matching mitten? Then the child could come up and place the mitten under the clothes pin with its mate. The preschoolers had a really great time with this activity.
Pete The Cat - Eric Litwin
Alternate Felt Set for Pete The Cat!
BUT - I also made another Pete set with a standing Pete. There are fewer shoes, but more options to use Pete with his other picture books:
Click HERE for more on this set!
Did you hear the one about Grumpy Cat! Immortalized in felt!
Click HERE for how I used this piece in story time.
Cat Secrets - Jeff Czekaj
Craft - 3 Little Kittens Puppets
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This is just a sample of the die-cuts I had available for the children to create their own Three Little Kittens puppet set. I let them decorate them any way they wanted. They made as many as they wanted too. I wanted to encourage story retelling. Definitely not a fancy craft, but sometimes the easy ones for us are the most enjoyable ones for the little ones.