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Pete the Cat Christmas

1-2-3 Come Do Some Christmas Writing With Me

Pete the cat activities, Pete the cat crafts, Christmas Pete the cat, Christmas activities, December bulletin board ideas, writing prompts for December, Christmas cards for kids to makeI love diddling around with a “play-on-words” and since my students especially enjoy Pete the Cat stories, I thought it would be fun to make some writing prompts using the word “Purr-fect”.

Whenever I toss a bit of craftiness into a writing prompt, my students can’t wait to get down to business.

Pete the cat activities, Pete the cat crafts, Christmas Pete the cat, Christmas activities, December bulletin board ideas, writing prompts for December, Christmas cards for kids to makeWith that in mind, I designed 6 cat-themed picturesinside a semi-circle.

As always, patterns come in black & white for students, as well as full-color, so that teachers can quickly & easily make an example to share.

Pete the cat activities, Pete the cat crafts, Christmas Pete the cat, Christmas activities, December bulletin board ideas, writing prompts for December, Christmas cards for kids to makeFive of the six patterns feature a blue cat, while the 6th is a brown-colored cat. 

Children of course can color their cats however they want.

The semi-circle shape makes it easy-peasy to cut, then glue to the top of their writing prompt once they color it.

A semi-circle may be a new concept for some students, so be sure & grab that teachable moment to explain this interesting 2D shape.

I’ve included 2 sizes of paper, with lined & unlined options.

Both are trimmed with a snowflake border.

pete the cat Xmas writing prompt craftsThere are 3 writing prompts to choose from.

Pick your favorite or give students a choice.

I've also included a blank template, so that students can write about something else. 

"A List of Things for a 'Purr-fect' Christmas" is especially simple and provides practice for the "make a list" writing standard.

I've included my sample in the packet.

Pete the cat activities, Pete the cat crafts, Christmas Pete the cat, Christmas activities, December bulletin board ideas, writing prompts for December, Christmas cards for kids to makeYounger students can simply make a Christmas card using the “Wishing you a purr-fect Christmas” greeting topper, which they glue to their snowflake-bordered paper.

Pete the cat activities, Pete the cat crafts, Christmas Pete the cat, Christmas activities, December bulletin board ideas, writing prompts for December, Christmas cards for kids to makeThis paper becomes the center portion of their craftivity where they write their name.

For that finishing touch, they can color, cut & glue a "dangler" to the bottom.

To add even more variety, there are 5 different “danglers for students to choose from.

Pete the cat activities, Pete the cat crafts, Christmas Pete the cat, Christmas activities, December bulletin board ideas, writing prompts for December, Christmas cards for kids to makeThese are glued to the bottom of their writing prompt paper.

These too, come in black & white, plus color.

I've featured 3 different creative font options as well.

Pete the cat activities, Pete the cat crafts, Christmas Pete the cat, Christmas activities, December bulletin board ideas, writing prompts for December, Christmas cards for kids to makeBesides the “humped” toppers, I’ve also included a chimney cat.

He’s peeking out from the rooftop.

The writing prompt papers for this craft are blank, allowing students to write whatever they want.

Students could also pick one of the writing prompts that are part of the other craftivity. 

In my sample, I kept things simple and made it a sweet Christmas card.

For that finishing touch, students can add a single set of bricks (left photo) or a double stack (right photo) to the base of their writing paper.

Because they are so different, you could stretch the lesson and have students do a semi-circle writing prompt craftivity, then for another day, have them make the chimney cat Christmas card.

Pete the cat activities, Pete the cat crafts, Christmas Pete the cat, Christmas activities, December bulletin board ideas, writing prompts for December, Christmas cards for kids to makeCompleted projects make a sweet December bulletin board or hallway display.

I’ve included a poster to add some extra pizzazz.

This activity pairs really well with my quick, easy & fun, cat-themed Christmas ornament packet. Click the LINK to take a look.

Christmas Around the World ActivitiesToday's featured FREEBIE is also a Christmas card activity.

Since Christmas Around the World is a super-fun way to get some geography into your December lessons, I thought making a "Christmas Around the World" greeting card would be fun. Click the LINK to grab your copy.

Pete the cat activities, Pete the cat crafts, Christmas Pete the cat, Christmas activities, December bulletin board ideas, writing prompts for December, Christmas cards for kids to makeWell that's it for today.  Thanks for stopping by.

December is flying & I still don't have all my decorating or shopping done! Do you?

My feet have certainly hit the floor running this morning. Wishing you a fun-filled & stress free week.

"Heal the past; live the present; dream the future." -Unknown

 

 

 

 

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