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This week's theme is cats. The kind we keep in our homes or domestic cats.

Eveybody loves a warm fuzzy kitty to cuddle up next to. So this week we will look at the world of cats!

A cat is any member of the family Felidae and are mammals. They have live babies that drink their mother's milk. They are furry and are warm blooded. They are mammals.

Activities:

  1. (Art, Science, Research, Language Arts) Research the different breeds of cats. Make a book or poster describing them. Here is a super site with breed pictures an profiles! Use the Cat Clipart here for your poster.
  2. (Science, Research) Label and diagram the skeleton of a cat. A kind is very similar to humans in bone structure.
  3. (History, Research,Critical Thinking) Why were cats important to the Egyptians? Find out why.
  4. (Art) Make some Kitty refrigerator magnets.
  5. (Reading, Art) Read the story Puss in Boots, then make your very own.
  6. ( Art) Make a cool cat mask!
  7. (Science, Research, Language Arts) Do a research sheet on a particular breed of cat. I
  8. (Health, Science, Pet Care) Learn how to groom your cat. Demonstrate that you know how to someone else
  9. (Art, Fun) Learn to make the Cat's Cradle with string!
  10. (Language Arts) Read the Cat in the Hat or another book about cats. Write a story of your own featuring the main character.
  11. (Art) Make a Cat Lantern to hang outside.
  12. (Language Arts, Communication Skills)Write a letter to to the author of your favorite cat book telling him or her what you like about the book. Use the Cat Stationary.
  13. (Language Arts, Handwriting) Read some Nursery Rhymes about cats then copy them in your best handwriting. You can use the sheets to help you.
  14. (Art, Science) Make you own Kitty Purrer.

Worksheets & Coloring Pages:

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Books to read:

There are many, many books out there on Cats. Check your local library for more. Here are some to get you started.

  • Only the Cat Saw by Ashley Wolff
  • Millions of Cats by Wanda Gag
  • Oscar, Cat About Town by James Herriot
  • Four Fierce Kittens (very young)
  • Millions of Cats, Wanda Gag
  • The 300 Pound Cat by Rosamund Dauer
  • Miranda the Great, by Eleanor Estes (Gr. 3-10)   
  • Pinky Pye, by Eleanor Estes (Gr. 3-8)
  • Catfish, by Edith Thacher Hurd (Gr. 1-3)
  • Lysbet and the Fire Kittens (Gr. 1-4)
  • The Little Kitten, by Judy Dunn (Gr. K-2)
  • Dick Whittington and His Cat, by Marcia Brown (Gr. 1-4)
  • Incredible Journey, by Sheila Burnford (Gr. 3-12)
  • The Prodigal Cat, by Janette Oke (Gr. 3-8)
  • Have You Seen My Cat? by Eric Carle (Gr. K-2)
  • The Last Little Cat, by Meindert de Jong (Gr. 2-5)
  • The Fire Cat, by Esther Averill (Gr. K-2)
  • High-Wire Henry, by Mary Calhoun, and others in series (Gr. K-3)
  • Moses the Kitten
  • The Christmas Day Kitten
  • Oscar, Cat-About-Town
  • So Many Cats, by Beatrice Schenk de Regniers.
  • The Cat Who Could series (older teens /adults delightful mystery series)Lilian Jackson Braun
  • The Cat Who Came for Christmas, The Cat and the Curmudgeon, and The Best Cat Ever by

Non-fiction:

  • The Cat Family, by Dorothy Hogner Childs
  • Cats, by Wilfrid Bronson
  • Album of Cats, by Gladys Bond

 

 

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