Thursday, February 26, 2015

"Pete The Cat" Day

The kids are obsessed with "Pete The Cat" books. They have several of them memorized and say the lines with me while I read. Naturally, we devoted a full day to our friend "Pete The Cat." We decorated our own Pete cut outs, read all of our Pete books, and played a few games. This may have been the kid's favorite book theme day yet!

Pete cut outs drawn by yours truly. The kids colored them with crayon and used black yarn for his whiskers.

 The kid's favorite book is Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons. We did several activities with the buttons: first they colored them, then we played Find The Buttons (two of the kids hid the buttons and the other kids had to find them), color matching (just as it sounds, the kids had to put the correct color of buttons together), and we counted the buttons.
Hiding the buttons.

Color matching

Max helped the kids put the "Pete The Cat" puzzle together.

The last game they played was an energy waster: keep away with Harrison's stuffed Pete (MerryMakers Pete the Cat Plush Doll, 14.5-Inch). It was pretty entertaining to watch several 2-4 year olds taking turns attempting to play keep away. That may have been the highlight of "Pete The Cat" Day for me! (* I failed to get any pictures of their Keep Away game because I was too busy supervising what could have easily became a very rough game!)