Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Cat Preschool Lesson Plans

Cat preschool lesson plans. Arts and crafts, games, math, science, group time activities, songs and snack ideas.

Amazon.com Offers:

Books
The Good Luck Cat 
So, What's It Like to Be a Cat? 
Pat the Cat 
The Halloween Cat 
Hello Kitty, Hello Love!
Barn Cat 
Mr. Wishy Washy 
Have You Seen My Cat?
The Curious Demise of a Contrary Cat... 
Caillou and Gilbert 
Hello Kitty What Will I Be A to Z? 
Fat Cat on a Mat 
Find the Kitten 
The Cat's Meow 
The Cat in the Hat Songbook 
Drat That Fat Cat! 
My G-R-R-R-Reat Uncle Tiger 
The Cat in the Hat 
The Cat in the Hat Comes Back 


Videos:
Dr. Seuss' The Cat In The Hat 
Nature - Big Cats
Wubbulous World of Dr Seuss
Eyewitness - Cat 
Dr. Seuss - The Cat in the Hat Comes Back
Quest for Camelot / Cats Don't Dance... 


Room environment:
COLOR CATS 
Chia Kitten 

Treats:
Gustaf's Dutch Licorice Cats
Peeps Marshmallow Cocoa Cats 


Arts and Crafts

Pegboards-Dog/Fish/Cat/Turtle 4/Pkg 
You'll find an assortment of small Perler pegboards in this package for fuse bead activities. 

Cool "I Love You" Cat Rubber Stamp
Rubber Stamp-Cat Face 
Children can use these stamps with a washable stamp pad. 

Cat Toy Ball Art
First you need a large plastic container with a lid. (I used a shallow peanut butter container.) Next cut out paper that will fit in the lid of the container. Place a few drops of paint into the container with a cat toy ball, then place a very small amount of paint on the lid and pre-cut paper on the paint. (I use the paint to make the paper stick to the lid.) Place the lid on the container, flip and have the children shake. When finished, remove paper and allow to dry, and place a clean piece of paper in the lid for the next child. 
Paw Pals Lattice Ball

Cat Charmers
Create cat charmers by attaching ribbon or string to a pencil, dowel or popsicle stick. Have the children dance with the charmers when they are finished.

Cat Collages 
Have the children cut out pictures of cats from magazines, and glue them onto a piece of paper for a collage. 

Yarn Collage 
Allow your child to use scraps of yarn to create a collage. 

Paper Bag Cat Masks 
Let children use yarn, paints, crayons and paper scraps to create their own cat mask. You may have to cut out the eyes, mouth and shoulders for younger children. 

Paper Plate Cat Mask
Have the children paint a paper plate brown. When dry have the children add pipe cleaners for whiskers and brown tringles for ears. Cut out holes for the eyes and add a popsicle stick to the back of the plate near the bottom with glue.

Cat Puppets 
Ask the parents to donate pictures of cats. Cut out the cats in the pictures and attach the pictures to a popsicle stick or a straw with tape to make a puppet.

Cat Placemat
Have the children cut out pictures of cats from magazines. Have the children glue the pictures onto a piece of paper. Laminate the paper and use for a placemat.

Sponge Print
You can find already shaped sponges at most art and craft stores or you can make your own. Obtain sponges shaped like cats. Have your child dip the sponges into paint and press on a piece of paper.

Cat Headbands
Measure your child's head, and cut a piece of construction paper long enough to create a headband. Glue the paper together so the headband fits snugly on your child's head but is loose enough to take off easily. Cut from brown paper two ears. Then, either staple or glue the ears to the headband. 

Cat Necklaces 
Have the children cut out cat shapes from construction paper. Then, have them use a hole punch to make a hole, so they can thread them onto a piece of yarn. Add colored noodles to the necklace.

Cat Rubbings
Cut cat shapes from paper doilys or sandpaper. Tape these shapes to the table. Have the children place a piece of thin white paper over the shapes and rub a crayon over the shape. 

Cookie Cutter Painting
Put a small amount of tempera paint in a large shallow container. (A pie tin works well) Show your child how to dip the cat shaped cookie cutter in the paint and press onto a piece of paper to create a print. 
Black Cat Cookie Cutter - 3" 

Sticker Art
For a very simple art project, supply the children with a piece of paper and stickers. For younger children this provides an excellent fine motor activity.

Cat Spray Paint Art:
Obtain a few clean spray bottles. Add water and a little bit of liquid or powdered tempera. Then, place a large piece of cat shaped paper on an easel, and have the children spray the colored water onto the cat shaped paper.

Kool Aid Art
Sprinkle a little dry kool aid mix onto a cat shaped piece of paper. Have your child spray water from a spray bottle onto the paper. For added adventure, you may choose to take your children out into the rain with a piece of paper that has kool-aid on it. 

Yarn Art
Set out a piece of yarn for each color of paint you intend to use. Have the child dip the yarn in one color of paint, and run it across the paper. Use a new peice of string for a different color.


Cute Kitty Cat Magnets 
Make an assortment of 4 kitty cat magnets. There are two cat figures plus two cat heads to paint anyway you like your design can be furry, funny or festive. Add wiggly eyes and magnet tape and decorate your fridge. Age: 5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,Adult Manufacturer: Creativity for Kids



Use the magnets on a magnetic surface. They can be used for dramatic play or to create a kitty scene.


Games, Math and Science

Cat & Mouse Game
This Cat and Mouse game is a cheesy game of chase. From Ravensburger, Cat and Mouse is a fun game where kids race to get their mice as many pieces of cheese as possible. Working with fun chunky cheese pieces, they'll move their mice up and down and through the holes, collecting as much cheese as they can. But players will need to watch out for Mighty Max the tomcat, too. For 2-4 players. Contents include: one giant cheese, 17 pieces of cheese, three ladders, four mice, "Max" the cat, one die and rules.



Rat-a-Tat Cat
Skill Bulding Game: strategy, memory building, basic addition

The Cat In The Hat Game
For 2 to 4 players Includes game board, 4 playing pieces, 40 picture cards, and spinner Skills: color recognition, counting, matching, strategy skills.




Stamping Patterns
Use cat shaped rubber stamps to create a simple patterm on the top half of a piece of paper. Ask your child to help you recreate the patterm on the bottom half of the paper. Tip: Start with one stamp, and have your child pick which stamp you used. Start slowly and work your way up to more complicated patterns.
Cool "I Love You" Cat Rubber Stamp 
Rubber Stamp-Cat Face 


Picture Matching 
Find cat stickers. Place 2 identical stickers on the left and right sides of an index card. Cut the index in half, cut in a jig-jag form. Use a highlighter to highlight the edges. Do this with many different stickers. Have the child match the stickers, and line up the two halves of the index card. 

Cat Memory
Find cat stickers. Place 2 identical stickers on the left and right sides of an index card. Cut the index in half, cut the index card in half. You can use these cards to play memory.




Three Little Kittens' Mittens
Cut out three pair of mittens from different colored felt. Have the child pick out one mitten, and then find it's match.


Yarn Ball Toss 
Place a masking tape line on the floor. Set a laundry basket on the floor. Have your child stand on the line, then throw a ball of yarn into the basket. Try different distances. 

Whiskers 
Draw 5 cat faces without whiskers. Write a number onto each cat 1 through 5. Provide the children with 15 pipe cleaners, and have the children place the appropriate number of whiskers onto each cat. 

Cat Sizing 
Draw different sized cat shapes and laminate them. Have the children arrange the cats according to size. 




Cat Sort
Draw different kinds of cats, black, calico, siamese, and have the children sort the cats by breed. Or you can cut out pictures of cats and glue each onto a separate piece of paper. Have the children sort the cats by breed.





Cat Bat
Have the children pretend to be cats... hang a piece of string from the ceiling... just out of the childrens reach, and have the children bat at the string.

Bingo Cat 
Play Cat Bingo!






Group Time





Talk about Cat Care
Talk about what a cat eats, going to the Vet for shots, grooming, and the things an owner needs to do keep the cat healthy. 





Field Trip Ideas
Visit a Pet Store or a Veterinarian's Office 
Have a parent bring in a cat or kitten
Have a Veterinarian visit your center
Have A Humane Society Member visit your center
Have a parent read a story about a cat.


Kitten Says: 
Played like simon says.

Kitten May I? 
The old game, mother may I take three little steps forward?

Cat Had a Birthday
Featured on Hot Hot Hot Dance Songs By Sesame Street 

Sand and Water Table 
Have the children bathe the plastic cats in the water table with soap and water.

Cat: Duck, Duck, GOOSE!
Substitute kitten, kitten, cat for duck, duck, goose.

Love Song 
by chicky
Love my kitty, 
Yes I do, 
Love my kitty, 
Yes I do, 
Love my kitty, 
Yes I do, 
Love my kitty, 
And she loves you!

Special Song 
by chicky-ma-ma 
sung to "Where is Thumbkin?" 
My cat is special, 
My cat is special, 
Yes he is, 
Yes he is, 
My cat is special, 
My cat is special, 
Yes he is, 
Yes he is.





Dramatic Play



Pretend to be a Veterinarian
Provide your children with stuffed cats, play stethoscopes, and bandages for the children to play with.
Animal Hospital 

Pretend to be a Pet Groomer 
Provide your children with stuffed cats, empty shampoo bottles, brushes, ribbons, collars, plastic bathtub, and towels for the children to play with. 

Pretend to be a Cat 
Provide your children with balls of yarn, cat toys, empty boxes of cat food, and boxes for the children to crawl into.

Finger Puppet Pals - Cats & Dog 
Use the finger puppets for a mini puppet show.

Other Puppets:
Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat Finger Puppet
Plush Esmeralda Calico Cat Body Puppet
CAT HAND PUPPET by Sabbit 
Cheshire Cat Puppet by Folkmanis 
Plush Tang Tiger Cat Body Puppet 12"... 
Gund Binky Cat Hand Puppet 
Cat in the Hat Hand Puppet

Dramatic Play Cats
Nursing Nina Cat 
Calico Critters Whiskers Cat Family 
Manhattan Toy Groovy Girls Pet Persian
Playmobil Girl with Cats 
Calico Critters Fisher Cat Family 
Ty KitTy Cat - 10" Colorful Cat 
Playmobil - Girl With Cat 
Littlest Pet Shop Pet Pairs
Calico Critters Whiskers Cat Twins 


Dress UP
Cat In The Hat- Adult Accessory Kit 
Dr. Seuss Thing One Short Sleeve T-Shirt
Dr. Seuss Thing Two Short Sleeve T-Shirt
Tom & Jerry Tom Child Costume 
Cat in the Hat Child-Movie Style Costume
Masquerade - Black Venetian Cat Mask... 
Hello Kitty Ballerina Child Costume 
Dr. Seuss Cat In The Hat Deluxe Toddler Hat
Nose Black Cat With Elastic 
Toddler Cat In The Hat Costume 
Toddler 2-4 - Pink Cat Barbie Costume 
Cat Costume 
Black Cat Tail Halloween Costume
Cat in the Hat Childs Costume Set
Costume Ears Faux Leather Leopard

Cooking and Snacks

Kitty Cookies
Use a cat shaped cookie cutter to make sugar cookies. After baked and cool, have the children decorate the cookies with colored frosting.
Black Cat Cookie Cutter - 3" 

Kitty Pops
You can make chocolate kitty pops with this mold.
Sitting Cat Pop Candy Molds

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