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Monday, March 12, 2018

Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons Storytelling Prop

Many thanks to Valerie Spooner from Ladysmith for this fun guest post!

My storytime regulars LOVE Pete the Cat and I love easy to make props for retelling stories. After spending way too much time on Pinterest and not seeing anything I loved (anyone else hate toilet paper tubes??) I had a burst on inspiration and made this guy:

Pete the Cat book and prop, made with a cup, Pete the Cat picture, and removable buttons

It’s affordable enough that the kids can make their own to take home, too!
  • Yellow paper cups (Dollar Tree is great for these, or you can get them at Walmart)
  • Velcro
  • Buttons (I just used buttons I had on hand - I'm regretting not buying colorful buttons like in the story)
  • Pete the cat coloring page, available at http://www.petethecatbooks.com/activities/rock-color-pete-cat/ (I just used his head and upper body and cut the rest off)
  • Crayons
  • Scissors
  • Tape (to attach Pete’s head to the cup)

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