Do you have a Pete the Cat fan in your house? If so, you’ll love these 23 crafts and activities inspired by the books. From painting and paper plate crafts to cute Pete-themed headbands, there’s something for everyone. Get ready to have some fun with your favorite feline friend!
Pete the Cat Crafts for Kids
Get crafty with these wacky and whimsical projects inspired by the famous blue cat himself.
1. Pete the Cat Headband
You’ll look totally groovy with this printable Pete the Cat headband by Simple Everyday Mom. The templates include a colorable version that’s perfect for toddlers and preschoolers or a craft version that your kindergarteners and first graders will enjoy.
2. Twirly Paper Plate Pete the Cat
For a fun take on the usual paper plate craft, make this whirly, twirly Pete the Cat from In the Bag Kids’ Crafts. He’s wearing his cool white shoes and will look really groovy twirling in the wind.
3. Pete the Cat Mask
Here’s another fun way to step into the cool shoes of Pete the Cat – with a cat mask template from JDaniel4’s Mom. It’s a terrific craft for pretend play or an easy way to dress up on Halloween.
4. Button Slime
You know that Pete the Cat loves some groovy buttons. This bright yellow button slime from Books and Giggles is full of large buttons for an engaging activity that fans of the series will love. The slime is stretchy, squishy, and so much fun to play with!
5. Pete the Cat Paper Bag Puppet
Enjoy hours of fun playing with a Pete paper bag puppet from Simple Everyday Mom. This is a wonderful way for your child to reenact favorite scenes from the books or the TV show.
6. Craft Stick Pete the Cat
This cute craft stick Pete the Cat from Surviving a Teacher’s Salary is easy enough for kids of all ages. It would make an excellent craft to do during story time at the library, in the classroom, or in your own home. Pre-paint the craft sticks if you’re doing this with a large group to save time.
7. Pete, the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons
You’ll be the parental VIP if you make this cardboard Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons craft from Meri Cherry. The buttons are stuck on using Velcro squares, so your child can take them off and put them back on again and again. What fun! This is good fine motor practice for their little fingers, and you can practice color identification and sequencing as well by asking your child to put the red one on first, etc.
8. Pete the Cat Easter Eggs
When Easter comes around, you’ll have the grooviest eggs in town by making these Pete the Cat Easter eggs from Simple Everyday Mom. Grab the printable wraps and some paint to make them with your kids this spring.
9. K Cup Pete the Cat
Save your K-cups, coffee addicts! You can turn them into the cutest mini crafts, like this K-cup Pete the Cat by Artsy Momma. If you don’t have these miniature cups of ground coffee, however, upscale the craft to a larger version using regular paper or plastic cups.
10. Handprint Pete the Cat
This handprint Pete is a fun keepsake and cute craft in one. Since all you need is paper, scissors, and glue, it’s a terrific classroom craft. It goes with any of the books from the series, so pick your favorite to read to your students!
11. Groovy Buttons Paper Plates
Turn paper plates into groovy buttons with a bit of yarn! Kids can practice their threading and fine motor skills by running white yarn through painted paper plates to make giant buttons.
12. Cat and Shoe Felt Pattern
Use this cat and shoe felt pattern from Simple Everyday Mom to make a Pete-themed storyboard for the book I Love My White Shoes. There’s also a color matching activity, gratitude cards, fruit counting, and more included in this super fun printable pack.
13. Magic Sunglasses Craft
Have you read Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses yet? They help him see things in a whole new way when he’s sad. Later, when he takes them off, he realizes he can still see things differently because it’s all in his attitude. This magic sunglasses craft from Sight and Sound Reading is a friendly reminder to look on the brighter side of things.
14. Four Groovy Buttons Bracelet
Looking for a super simple craft idea? Try this four groovy buttons bracelet from Coffee Cups and Crayons. Make it with pipe cleaners and large buttons. It doesn’t get much easier than that!
15. White Shoes Craft
The book I Love My White Shoes inspires this white shoes craft from Crafty Pammy. It’s such a fun read with Pete rocking his new white shoes that get covered in different colors after stepping in strawberries, mud, and other things along the way. Make this with a white shoe or your favorite color!
16. Pete the Cat Toilet Paper Tube Craft
The kids will have a blast making and playing with this TP roll Pete the Cat by Surviving a Teacher’s Salary. Of course, he has his four groovy buttons on his shirt and a curvy paper tail to complete the look.
Pete the Cat Activities for Kids
From scavenger hunts to counting groovy buttons, your kids will love these Pete the Cat activities!
17. A Button for Pete
Practice fine motor skills by pairing buttons to the printable cat cards. You can also add color matching by coordinating the red button with the red cat, and so on. Kids will love this button matching activity from A Little Pinch of Perfect.
18. Groovy Buttons Math Game
Practice subtraction with this groovy buttons math game from Buggy and Buddy. Use the paper version if you want a quick and simple activity or cut shirts out of felt for a longer lasting toy. You’ll need at least two shirts, a six-sided cube to write numbers, and lots of buttons. Your child will want to play again and again.
19. Pete the Cat Movement Game
This Pete movement game from The Educators’ Spin On It is a great excuse to get outside and enjoy some sunshine. Use chalk to draw buttons on the sidewalk, and then practice color identification, numbers, or any other concepts you’d like by asking your kids to jump to the correct button. What a cool way to work those wiggles out!
20. Beginning Sound Button Cover
Practice beginning sounds with a groovy button cover activity from Growing Book by Book. Kids can win by covering up all the beginning sounds on their board, all the ones in the yellow column, diagonally, or however you choose to play. Learning beginning sounds is an important literacy skill for little ones.
21. ABC Sequence Puzzle
Learn the sequence of the alphabet with this printable Pete the Cat themed puzzle from Tot Schooling that your toddler or preschooler will love. When the letters are put in order, you’ll have a cute scene of Pete along with some books, school supplies, a school bus, and more.
22. Groovy Buttons Counting
Work on early math skills with this counting groovy buttons activity from Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails. If your child is already a champ at counting, practice addition or subtraction instead.
23. Scavenger Hunt
Send your child on a scavenger hunt for buttons to complete this Pete-themed activity from Homegrown Friends. They’ll need to find four groovy buttons, just like the ones he’s wearing in the story. The large paper buttons are easy for young kiddos to find, but you can make it more challenging by using smaller ones if you’d like.
You can find even more Pete the Cat ideas at Kids’ Activities Blog.
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