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You are invited to download the Cat Pack with learning printables for preschool and kindergarten children. Use this resource with clear true-to-life images and photographs to create hands-on pet-themed activities for your students or for exploring mammals in your classroom.
Cats are furry, cute pets that many children love. They are known for their playful personalities, soft cuddly fur, and their ability to be easily trained. Cats are independent animals and do not require as much attention as dogs. They are also quite low-maintenance pets and can be left alone for hours without any supervision. However, they do need daily feedings, fresh water, clean litter boxes, and regular visits to the vet. If you are considering getting a cat, make sure you have enough space, time, and resources to care for them properly.
Male cats, or toms, are playful and curious creatures. They love to explore their surroundings and hunt for prey, even if that prey is only a toy mouse. Adult male cats are typically larger than females and have a more muscular build. They also have a strong instinct to mark their territory by spraying urine, so it’s important to have them neutered to prevent this behavior. Despite their reputation for being aloof, male cats can be affectionate and loving pets. With proper care and attention, they can make great additions to any family.
Female cats, also called queens, make wonderful pets for kids. They are generally more affectionate and social than male cats. They are also usually smaller in size and easier to handle. Female cats can have kittens if they are not spayed, so it is important to have them spayed to prevent unwanted litters. Additionally, female cats tend to live longer than males, making them great long-term companions. It is important to provide female cats with a healthy diet, plenty of exercise, and regular veterinary check-ups to ensure their health and happiness.
Toms will fight each other to gain the queen’s attention and affection. Once a tom successfully mates with the queen, he may stick around to protect her and their offspring. Most domestic cats will mate in the spring and summer months
Kittens are born blind and deaf and rely on their mother for nourishment and protection. They usually start eating solid food at around four weeks old and begin exploring their surroundings. The juvenile stage starts around 6 months of age and includes a lot of energy and playfulness. Adult cats are generally aged 1-7 years old and are more sedate.
Kittens are adorable animals that make great pets for kids. They are playful and curious and enjoy exploring their surroundings. They are also very affectionate, often snuggling up with their owners for a cozy nap. When adopting a kitten, it is important to provide them with proper care, including regular vet check-ups, a good diet, and plenty of love and attention. It is also important to teach children how to handle kittens gently, so as not to hurt them accidentally. With proper care and attention, kittens can be wonderful additions to any family.
Adolescent cats are also known as teenage cats. They are between six and twelve months old and are very active and playful, making them a fun pet for kids. Adolescents need a proper diet to maintain strong muscles and bones, so it’s important to feed them the right food. They also need plenty of toys and space to play. Although they’re still learning, adolescent cats can be trained, so it’s a great time to teach them new behaviors. With love and attention, adolescent cats make great companions for kids.
Cat Pack Printable
Children will learn stages of the cat life cycle, and parts of a cat, practice sequencing skills and work to improve their concentration and fine motor skills.
This resource contains a cat life cycle poster, worksheet, 3-part cards, and parts of a cat printable.
Here is what’s included:
Cat life cycle poster
Cat life cycle 3 part cards
Cat life cycle information cards
Cat life cycle coloring, cutting, and pasting worksheet
Parts of a cat – Gather books about cats for children to explore. Print posters and label cards on cardstock and laminate. Cut individual label cards. Attach clear velcro to the poster without labels and label cards.
Present the poster – name all parts and invite the students to share their thoughts on the various functions of each part and make their own research. Then read each label and invite the student to match it to the corresponding part of the cat’s body.
Life cycle poster – print on cardstock and laminate. Present all stages of the cat’s life cycle. Invite the children to retell them or tell their own story that features all the stages.
Cat life cycle 3- part cards – Print on cardstock and laminate if you wish to preserve colors and card quality for future use. Place picture cards in a column and invite the children to match the picture to the picture and the word to the word. Present control cards and invite the child to lay stages of the cycle in the correct order.
Cat life cycle line art – supply scissors, glue, and coloring pencils. Invite the student to color and cut cards and glue them into the correct sequence.
Cat tracing/labeling and coloring worksheets – print on cardstock and laminate. Supply an erasable pen. Invite the child to trace the words and color corresponding images. Alternatively, print pages on regular printing paper and invite the child to trace or label parts of a cat and cat life cycle.
You might like to invite the students to compare the life cycle of a cat with other vertebrates.
Three-part cards are an excellent tool to help interactively learn new vocabulary and spelling. Classified cards can be used to enrich the child’s vocabulary, to develop reading, writing, and classification skills while broadening the child’s knowledge of the world. Create bilingual/multilingual cards for the students in your minority language with ease.
Three-part cards with 12 images for the object-to-photo-matching activity. The printable features isolated photographic images of different types of pets included in the Pets Safari TOOB set. Types of pets included in the printable – cat, dog, rabbit, ferret, goldfish, iguana, frog, mouse, turtle, hedgehog, hamster or guinea pig, parakeet or budgie.
Three-part cards with 11 images for the object-to-picture matching activity. The printable features isolated photographic images of different types of domestic cats included in the Domestic Cats Safari TOOB set. Types of cats included in the printable – Balinese, tabby, Turkish Angora, Birman, Siamese, Persian, Egyptian Mau, Norwegian Forest, Manx, Abyssinian, and a tuxedo.
Three-part cards with 11 images for the object to photo-matching activity. The printable features isolated photographic images of different breeds of dogs. Includes a set of common dog breeds vocabulary cards – dachshund, Dalmatian, golden retriever, shih-tzu, collie, German shepherd, beagle, boxer, Great Dane, Doberman, bulldog.
Early Learning Bundle with 44 printable sets that contain 3-Part Cards for an object-to-picture matching activity. Sets are designed to match the classroom favorites – Safari TOOB figures. Use in any language. All sets include an editable PowerPoint file. Types labels in your own language and print.
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