Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Halloween Black Cats - FREE DOWNLOAD

These black cats can be used in many different ways at home or in the classroom but here are three learning activities to get you started.
These activities can help your child with counting, matching, colour recognition and provide
wonderful language experiences. They are also a great fine motor activity.

Activity 1:
- Print out the cat shape on card, and cut it out. (I made five cats for my children, but you can make any number)

- Draw faces on your cats.

- Laminate the cats for durability.
- Decorate the wooden pegs with different patterns. (Decorate both sides)

- Ask your child some questions – How many legs does a cat have? Can you find four legs that are the same? 
- Encourage your child to peg the cat’s legs onto the body and count with them.
- Continue until all of the cats have 4 legs.

Activity 2:
- Print out the cat shape on card and cut it out. 
- Make coloured cat collars out of card and glue them onto the cat’s necks.
- Laminate the cats for durability.
- Instead of drawing patterns on the legs, colour the pegs with the same colours used for the collars. 
- Encourage your child to match the coloured pegs to the corresponding cat. 
- Continue until all of the cats have 4 legs.

Activity 3:
- After your child has successfully completed the last activity, you could sing the song…
-  “5 little cats went out one day, over the hills and far away,  Mother Cat said “Meow, meow, meow’ and only 4 little cats came back.” Sung to the tune of “5 Little Ducks” – as you sing, encourage your child to remove one of the cats each time until no cats are left, counting backwards from 5.

To get the most from these learning activities, ensure you talk, encourage, question, model and play with your child.

You can download your cat here. Get some pegs, and make some purrrfect Halloween black cats.
Let me know how it goes.

1 comment:

  1. What a fun activity and those clothespins are good for building find motor skills. Thanks for linking up at Made for Kids!