Thursday, December 8, 2011

Gettin' Crafty Post #9: Cat Magic Color Scratch

For an introduction to this new series of Gettin' Crafty posts, visit Post #1.

I. Supplies 

Magic Color Scratch Cat kits  (from Oriental Trading)
Apparently Oriental Trading isn't selling the ones I used right now, but they were similar to the ones in this photo, except that they were all black cats.

II. Prep
I didn't have to do anything but open the packages and separate out the cats, ribbons, and scratching tools.

III. Instructions
Most kids seemed to know exactly what to do. Sometimes the scratching tools can be too dull with kits like this, but there were no problems at all with these. I'll probably do this activity again with a different theme this Winter or Spring.

Next time: Masquerade Masks

7 Hibernation Books for Kids

Winter LullabyWinter Lullaby by Barbara Seuling
A lullaby for all the animals who hibernate in Winter, and answers to those age-old questions about where they all go.
Bear Snores OnBear Snores On by Karma Wilson
Bear doesn't wake up no matter who joins him in his cozy cave.
Old BearOld Bear by Kevin Henkes
An aging bear takes a bittersweet look back at the seasons of his life.
Time to SleepTime to Sleep by Denise Fleming
Bear knows it's time to go to sleep, but first he has to remind all the other animals.
Bear DreamsBear Dreams by Elisha Cooper
A bear dreams of what he might do if he stays awake all winter.
Every Autumn Comes the BearEvery Autumn Comes the Bear by Jim Arnosky
A black bear prepares for Winter in this realistic nature book.
Bedtime for BearBedtime for Bear by Brett Helquist
Bear knows it's bedtime, but it's hard to sleep with his friends playing right outside his window.
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