Teach Pete the Cat lesson plans without spending a dime. Here are 51 freebies, resources and lesson plan ideas to go along with Pete the Cat books.p
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Cool Cat Name Practice Worksheets – Nameplates, a handwriting page and color the letters in your name make this a great beginning of the year set of worksheets.
Pete Mask – Create DIY Pete the Cat masks. Draw a cat face shape freehand and add to popsicle sticks with the eyes cut out.
Rockin in My School Shoes Craftivity – You don’t need a template for this one! Grab some construction paper and model how to make a Pete the Cat with shapes. Add writing paper below to make it a craftivity display with writing.
Construction Paper Headband – Simple shapes on royal blue construction paper makes the cutest Pete the cat headbands.
Cause and Effect Worksheet – Teach cause and effect by walking through the pattern from the Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes book with a simple worksheet.
Beginning of the Year
Pete the Cat Big Book for Kindergarten – Add your own class’ photos to make a big book that your students will want to read again and again.
Sequencing Worksheet – Teach sequencing language with this Pete the Cat sequencing worksheet. It’s simple enough to require coloring and just one word per line that kinders can give it a go earlier on in the school year.
Ten Frame Cards – Pop off Pete’s groovy buttons from a ten frame as students practice Pete the Cat subtraction. These ten frame cards can be used for more things too!
Pete the Cat Tennis Shoe Glyphs – These adorable ‘Love My Shoes’ glyphs are perfect for getting to know you activities at the beginning of the school year in first grade.
Pete the Cat Saves Christmas
Pete Saves Christmas Graphic Organizer – Fill in the boxes to break down the characters, setting, problem and solution.
Pete Saves Christmas Emergent Reader – Retell the story with an easy reader version of Pete the Cat Saves Christmas.
Pete Saves Christmas Coloring Page – Color in Pete as he pops out of a chimney holding presents.
Paper Plate Santa Petes – Paint or color a paper plate to make your own Christmas version of Santa Pete. Add ears, eyes, a nose and a Santa hat!
Counting Cookies with Santa Pete Mini Book – Fill in this mini printable book and count Christmas items in ten frame configurations.
Pete the Cat Saves Christmas Craft Template – A Pete the Cat cut out template to show off Pete in a Santa costume.
Give it My All Writing Page – Take the message “give it my all” from Pete Saves Christmas and have students draw and write about their own example.
Behavior Chart Sticker Tracker – Help individual students who need to track their behavior do so with a themed sticker chart.
Pete the Cat Lesson Plans
Matching Buttons Smartboard Activity – This smartboard activity has student matching buttons and can be used in a math center.
Describing Pete the Cat Anchor Chart – Work on adjectives by describing the famous blue cat as a class making your Pete the Cat lesson plans complete.
Badges and Worksheets – This collection of badges and free printable worksheets will come in handy. You can create necklaces from the badges or even puppets!
Clip Cards 1-20 Pete’s Shoes – Count 1:1 to 20 and identify the correct numeral with these clip cards. Students use a clothespin to identify the number.
Cavecat Pete Dinosaur Pages – These printable dinosaur worksheet pages are awesome to go with this lesser known Cavecat Pete book.
Beginning Sound Button Bingo – Snag some buttons from your math manipulatives and use them as bingo chips in this small group reading game.
Pete the Cat Freebies
Pete BINGO Song – Take a familiar song like BINGO and teach kindergarten students how to spell Pete using this song as a shared reading poem. Create your own for free with sentence strips.
Math Equation Spinner Game – This Pete the Cat subtraction game is awesome! Students draw cards to move spaces along the Pete’s Groovy Buttons colored game board. Use unique giant buttons as playing pieces.
Label Pete the Cat – Cut and paste the cat parts to label Pete the cat with nose, ears, whiskers, paw and tail.
Question of the Day Graph – Ask the question of the day to generate data for discussion and to analyze as a class. An easy way to build in Pete the cat lesson plans!
Name Tags – Turn your students into honorary cats for a special Pete the Cat day at school.
Letters Words Sentences Cut and Paste Sort – Sort the cards into one of three categories. Students identify if it’s a letter, word or a sentence. This activity is good for first grade or second grade.
Pete the Cat Activities
Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses Retell Activity – Grab a pair of Dollar Tree sunglasses and make your own character masks or character signs to retell Pete’s Magic Sunglasses as a class. No templates needed!
Addition to 12 Puzzle – Cut and reassemble this Pete the Cat puzzle with addition sums to 12. Perfect for first grade!
Bedtime Blues Stickers – Call it a pajama day and read a full day of Pete the Cat books complete with comfy slippers and a reading of Pete the Cat and Bedtime Blues. Send home these fun stickers after a day full of reading!
Pete’s Magic Sunglasses Coloring Page – Color Pete riding on a skateboard wearing his magic sunglasses.
Order 1-10 Pete Puzzles – Put the numbers 1-10 in order with backgrounds of Pete the Cat to self-correct in these two 10-piece puzzles.
Pete the Cat Valentine’s Day Craft – Add a cute pink border to Pete holding a Valentine heart to make a cute Valentine’s Day is Cool craft.
Teach Pete the Cat for Free
Tennis Shoe Printable – Need an easy tennis shoe cut out template to make your own activity? Here is a printable tennis shoe that is Pete the Cat inspired.
How to Draw Pete the Cat – Here are the steps to drawing this famous cat.
Guided Drawing Art Project – You’ll find this easier than you thought and the results are so cute.
Sorting Nonsense/Real Words Worksheet – Color by code the real or nonsense words on Pete’s buttons worksheet.
Comparing Numbers to 5 Booklet – Students cut and paste numbers of buttons in a mini book. Have them compare by circling the number that is greater or less than depending upon your goals.
Count by 2’s Cut and Paste Worksheet – Count from 2-20 by twos with this cut and paste number worksheet.
Four Groovy Buttons Emergent Reader – Fill in the equations to show how Pete’s buttons fell off from Pete the Cat’s Goovy Buttons in this mini booklet.
It’s All Good Teacher T-Shirt
It’s All Good T-Shirt – I created a teacher shirt that shares the “It’s all good” vibe of the famous cat who doesn’t let little things ruffle his feathers. Order it in royal blue to make it a Pete the Cat inspired t-shirt that’s perfect to wear on causal days.
Pete the Cat Videos
I’ve rounded up these resources with kindergarten teachers in mind, but there are a few resources for first grade and second grade too sprinkled throughout!
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