We had a purrrrfectly fine time during this week’s Explorastory!


Cat Skidoo

Cat Skidoo by Bethany Roberts

I Love Cats

I Love Cats by Sue Stainton

Kitty's Cuddles

Kitty’s Cuddles by Jane Cabrera


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Rhymes and Fingerplays:
I Have a Cat

I have a cat

My cat is fat

I have a cat

It wears a hat

I have a cat

It caught a bat

I have a cat

Purrrrrrr!  Meow!


I’m a Little Kitten (Tune: I’m a Little Teapot)

I’m a little kitten, soft and furry
I will be your friend so don’t you worry

Right up on your lap, I like to hop

I purr, purr, purr and never stop


Five Little Kittens
One, two, three, four, five

Five little kittens standing in a row

They nod their heads to the children, so

They run to the left
They run to the right

They stand and stretch in the bright sunlight

Along comes a dog, looking for some fun

Meowww! Meowww!

See those kittens run!

Color Cats (I printed out and used colored cats for this rhyme)

When the cat that is red

Is finally fed

He raises his head

And says, “Meow!”


When the cat that is blue

Has nothing to do

He comes up, too

And whispers, “Meow!”


When the cat that is yellow

Is feeling mellow

He tends to stretch

And bellow, “Meow!”


When the cat that is green

Is finally seen
You’ll know what I mean

When I say he can really “Meow!”


Okay, little cats

Let’s hear some “Meows”  (encourage the kids to give out their best meows!)

And now it’s time

For curtsies and bows


Each child received a paper lunch bag and we created cat puppets.  Children were able to decorate the lunch bag any way they wanted to: they could draw on a face, cut out ears and tails from construction paper and glue them onto the lunch bag, and glue a colorful, sparkly pom pom for the cat’s nose.

The cats turned out very cute and the kids had a blast playing with them!  Meow!!


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