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If You Give a Cat a Cupcake: 4 Activities for Preschoolers


Are you familiar with Laura Numeroff books?  We have several of her "If You Give...." children's books.  One of our favorites lately has been, If You Give a Cat a Cupcake.

The book inspired me to create a week of preschool activities with a cat or cupcake theme.  My preschooler loved our math, literacy, and sensory activities based on this book.


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If You Give A Cat A Cupcake Preschool Activities

If You Give A Cat A Cupcake Preschool Activities


Math:  

Little Sis used these printable cupcake cards to count out sprinkles to practice 1:1 correspondence, number recognition, and counting to 10.  Small buttons or pom poms would work, too!

Or laminate the counting cards and have your child use a dry eraser marker to draw sprinkles on each cupcake! 

If You Give A Cat A Cupcake Preschool Counting Activity


Literacy: 

Letter C is for Cat from Miss Maren's Monkeys

Little Sis created a Letter C alphabet craft.  Crafting a letter of the alphabet is such a fun, hands-on way to teach the letters of the alphabet.

Supplies:

While Little Sis was busy painting her letter C craft, I told her what sound it makes and stressed several other words that begin with the /c/ sound.

After the paint dried, I cut out the pieces to the Letter C and we assembled it into a cat.

If you give a cat a cupcake cat craft


We've been enjoying making a craft for each letter of the alphabet!  Here's a few others we have done so far:

Sensory: 

Kinetic Sand Cupcakes

I set up a little bake shop on our school room floor complete with kinetic sand, ice cream scoop, muffin tins, and a few odds and ends for "sprinkles"!

If You Give A Cat A Cupcake Preschool Sensory Activity

Supplies:

Just scoop and decorate!  Little Sis LOVED this activity!!

Kinetic Sand Cupcakes Preschool Sensory Activity


Just for Fun:

Puffy Paint Cupcake Art  from Teach Preschool:  

To add a little expressive language into our activity, I asked Little Sis to describe her cupcake.  She said it was, "so soft."


Bake a batch!  

Love this personalized cupcake decorating station from Make Bake Celebrate


As I mentioned in the beginning, we just love the "If You Give... series...." by Laura Numeroff!   There hasn't been one the kiddos have not enjoyed me reading.



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