Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons

March 31, 2020 – At Home Learning

Share and Care is now “virtual” during our time apart. Each day of our learning is going to focus around a story and will have ideas for the following areas: literacy, math, art, helping at home, music and movement. We will also have an idea for a snack! At the end of each post we will include a daily Bible story and a link so you can get your Praise music jam on. If you tune in to our Facebook Live at 10am, you will also get a bonus idea for extra fun you can have in your very own living room!

Your teachers have been working on providing ideas for today’s story, Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons by Eric Litwin and Art by James Dean.

  • Read Aloud with Mrs. Hoffman.
  • Learning how to sew a button on to a piece of fabric is a perfect activity for you to do one on one with a tall friend.
Pete the Cat and His 4 Groovy Buttons
  • Grab a piece of colored paper and some “buttons.” You can use beads, coins, checkers, poker chips, legos for the buttons if you don’t have a button jar at your house. Just make sure to keep them away from little brothers or sisters. Roll a dice and add those many “buttons” to your paper shirt. See if you can get 10 or 20 buttons on your shirt! Another fun way to play the game is to start with 10 or 20 buttons and subtract them as you roll the dice.
  • Our craft project idea today is pretty easy. You’ll need a rectangular piece of paper for the shirt (cut a small slit near the top to make the collar) and four, paper, circle buttons. Make button holes for each number button using a marker and add any other details you may want.
  • If you have your own Pete book, you can listen to the creator read it to you!
  • Parsnip the Cat Cosmic Kids Yoga will have us up and moving today!
  • Laurie Berkner is singing The Cat Came Back. If you made an egg shaker or maraca yesterday, this is the perfect song to play it with!
  • Let’s take a trip to visit some cats. BIG CATS. These lions at he National Zoo in Washington D.C. were snoozing when I took a peek. What do you see.
  • An old paper plate, hole punch and some thread or yarn is all you need to work on your hand-eye coordination and fine motor development. This is the kind of activity that can be done and undone over and over again.
  • If you’re getting hungry from all of your learning, cut your sandwich into some buttons. Using a circle cutter and a straw, you have a fun way to eat your learning today!
  • If you are looking for a great educational game for your tablet or phone, check out “Bugs and Buttons.” It is awesome and full of activities that challenge your little learner with a soundtrack that doesn’t “challenge” the adults around.
Bugs and Buttons App | OT's with Apps & Technology
  • Bible Story – Here’s a Pete(r) from the Bible. Check out his AMAZING story!
  • Praise Music – God is Listening

Current Share and Care Families – make sure to check your e-mail for printable additions to today’s curriculum