Let’s end the week with a fun and simple craft project. Read or watch a Pete the Cat story, and then get ready to make Pete.
- blue sheet of construction paper
- scissors (child size Friskar scissors are the best, in my opinion, for children)
- paper to mount your Pete
- markers or crayons
- glue/glue stick
- any other paper to embellish Pete’s clothes
I will share with you two ways to have introduce this activity to your child
1– Provide templates of a rectangle (large and long/skinny), semi-circle, triangle. Explain to your child how to trace around the shapes so he/she can cut on the lines. Oops poor Pete is falling in my picture oh well!
2– Provide a picture of Pete the Cat and have your child draw Pete him/herself on the blue paper and then cut it out.
Both Pre-K and Kindergarten children are capable of both of these steps independently! Allowing and encouraging your child to work independently will build not only the skill, but also your child’s confidence. In school, we will help a child hold scissors correctly, demonstrate how to rotate paper while cutting and provide encouragement… that’s it. They can do it. It might not be perfect, but it will be their work!