Letter of the Week activities are fun and simple to do with kids! Doing letter of the week with your students ensures they will have a chance to learn each letter of the alphabet in a fun and creative way. This week we will be focusing on the Animal Alphabet C is for Cat Craft. Besides becoming more familiar with the letter C, students will work on their fine motor skills (including coloring, tracing, cutting, and gluing) while completing this fun craft!
This activity is just right for preschoolers and kindergarten students. You can choose between offering your students the craft that includes tracing (“C c is for Cat”), or the sheet without tracing.
Materials for the C is for Cat Craft
Getting the Letter C Craft Ready
Print enough letter C and craft sheets for every student. You may want you print extra copies in case students decide they need a “do-over” for any reason.
Doing the Letter C Craft
Have each student color their letter C paper. The letter C will form the cat’s body, so students can choose to color it in traditional cat colors (brown, orange, black, etc.), or be more creative! My son really wanted a pink Cheshire type cat. It’s fun to see their creativity come out here!
Each letter in this series is outlined with a bold, black line. This helps those students who get easily frustrated about “coloring out of the lines” feel more secure in their coloring abilities. After coloring the letter, allow students to trace the text at the bottom of the page (this is optional. There are pages available without the tracing text).
Once the letter C paper is completed, pass out the craft sheet containing the cat’s eyes, ears, and nose. You may want to point out each feature and show the example sheet so students can decide what color they want their craft pieces to be.
Students can color the craft pieces to match their cat’s body if they’d like. Once each piece is colored they can cut them out following the bold, black lines.
Next, it’s time to glue! We chose to use glue sticks to make this easy and mess free. If you’re using wet glue, remind students that just a dab of glue will do ;-).
The completed project is a great piece of art for kids to take home and hand on the fridge with pride! You can also choose to three hole punch each completed project and bind them into a Letter of the Week book at the end of the series. Since each letter will feature a different animal, this would make a great Animal Alphabet book as well!
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