In keeping with our Cats theme this week I made up an action rhyme and flannel board about five little kittens. Those kittens were snuggled up tight in their beds sleeping through the night. Well, it was actually four little kittens and a surprise cat at the end.
Who was it? I think his shoes dangling out might give you a clue, but read on to find out!
Five little kittens tucked in so tight.
(wrap arms around self)
Sleeping so soundly all through the night
(pretend to be sleeping)
But, when Mama cat says “Wake up right now…”
Up jumps a kitten with a big “Meow!”
(put hands up in the air and say “Meow”)
Then there was one little kitten tucked in so tight. This little kitten looked a little different, but he was sleeping very soundly all through the night…
Wait a second! It was Pete the Cat! Was Pete grumpy about waking up?
Goodness No! He smiled and said “It’s all good!”
*The kids thought this was pretty funny at the end. They really seemed to enjoy the action rhyme I made up, especially when they acted like the sleeping kittens and pretended to snore!
*Check out Pete the Cat books by Eric Litwin. He is one cool cat!
*Flannel cats were glued and sewn together in layers for a 3-D look. Black marks were done with puffy paint. Found a cute kitten on clip art, cut it up and used it as a template!
*Time saver tip…if you don’t have time to make the cats out of flannel but still want to do the rhyme, copy kittens on different colored card stock, cut out and glue velcro on the back. Looks great and it is quick!
*Due to time constaints I had to do the pics on the kitchen table again!