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Do your kids love Pete the Cat? Ours too! We’ve checked out Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons from our library numerous times and so I decided to supplement our recent reading with a few related activities.
Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons by Eric Litwin (author) and James Dean (illustrator)
Decorate Pete’s Shirt with Felt
I cut a shirt shape out of piece of felt and invited the girls to decorate it with felt buttons. They counted the number of buttons, compared button sizes and overall just enjoyed the process of placing those buttons where ever they wanted.
I couldn’t find the exact ones I purchased online but there are other options on Amazon. Otherwise, you could just cut out circular felt pieces and use those.
I found a pack of beautiful buttons at Goodwill and the girls were so excited to string them. They girls also dug their hands in the bowl of buttons and played with them a variety of other creative ways, such as using them as payment for their store and also putting them in rows and organizing them.
You can find a variety of mixed button packs on Amazon.
Stencil Your Own Pete the Cat
The girls created their their own Pete the Cat drawing using stencils.
Listen to the Pete the Cat Songs
We visited the Pete the Cat website at www.harpercollinschildrens.com/petethecat and listened to some of the songs and watched a couple of available videos!
There are so many more amazingly creative and fun Pete the Cat activity suggestions that I put together a special Pinterest board with all kinds of fun ideas. Make sure you check out and follow the board!