Dogs are adorable and our favorite pets! But Cats are close second (or maybe first for some of you). But it does not matter if you love them or hate them, they are adorable and absolutely amazing pets. October 29th is celebrated as National Cat day annually, that encourages adoption and breaks the internet with cuteness! Today, I share some of our very favorite Cat – themed activities & books. Try one, try all – make them, bake them but love them!
Top 21 Cat Crafts and books for kids
Our favorite Cat crafts, art ideas, printables & activities for kids
We love these cats made out of paper, yes really, just paper! Three cat stories, no less! #1 on the Must-do-this-weekend while reading Max the Brave by Ed Vere!
Do you have Toilet – paper rolls or Kitchen Napkin rolls? Ok so store those cardboard next time they finish. Because this kitty made from those rolls, is absolutely adorable!
3. Origami Cats
If your kiddo into Origami, then this cute Kitty should be on his list to try. Between check out Pink Stripy Blog for more such adorable crafts ( we love her psst!)
For all the Sewing Gods and Goddesses ( please contact me immediately, if you are one) – this super Kitty Pillow is just perfect to make for the little ones or by the little ones and would make an amazing gift to the sewing – challenged Janta ( read me!)
5. Cat art Projects
The best crafts for all the kids of tired Moms would involve few items, and even fewer steps with Instagram – worthy results! Well, I know, I know – I am a Mom and lazy one to beat that. Here are some fabulous art ideas which we are definitely trying right away, yes that’s how easy it is! This collage from one of our very favorite site is just perfect.
Check out ALL the cats featured on the artprojectsforkids blog
Dress up your doorstep with a feline family and great trick-or-treaters with an adorable (and only slightly frightening) sight.
If you have heard of Laurel Burch, then good for you but if not, then the click the link for a little wiki-info! And these Laurel Burch inspired cats, from Artisans des arts is fabulous to do after!
And If you are inspired enough there are lot more projects to tackle on those Lazy days, case in point this fabulous art work on MeriCherry Blog
8. Black Cat Cake PopsTurn store-bought snack cakes into Black Cats for Halloween using Air Head and Oreos. This is a great treat for a Halloween party or just a fun way to usher in fall.
9. Hand print Cats!
This used to be my favorite thing to do when my older kid was a tot, handprint animals are so cute!
10. Craft stick Cats
How can you not share this oh-so-easy craft-stick cats!!!
We have some craft sticks,
We have some glue,
Color them, stick them
and play with them too!
And Bonus – Don’t forget our very own –
Awesome BOOKS featuring cats!
read The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Suess and come back, yes – I will wait!
Let’s go go go go, on an adventure
The Thingmajigger is here today
Go go go go on an adventure
The Cat in the Hat is here today!
Do you know who this is?
Is it someone you know?
It’s the Cat in the Hat
And he is ready to go!
We sing this song religiously before we go out on our adventures ( including shopping and just strolling ;))
12. Pete the Cat
Pete is a cat, and a cat with an attitude! This series of books are just perfect for the cat loving 2 to 5-year old kids! The texts are rhyming, the illustrations are bright and fun!
13. There are no cats in this book by Viviane Schwartz
No, there are absolutely NO cats in this book. With clever illustrations and laugh out loud pranks, this is a fantastic book for all kids who love or not love cats!
14. Mog the forgetful cat by Judith Kerr
This series of books created by the beloved author of *The Tiger who came to Tea* is a must have for all cat parents! This is fabulous, realistic and absolutely cute!
15. Six Dinner Sid by Inga Moore
This has to be one of the most Hilarious books about cats! It also featires as one of the early Maths books for little kids!
16. Mr Wuffles by David Weisner
This is a book I have not yet read, but being a Caldecott honor book and a Weisner book, it is high on my wishlist! But if you can lay your hands on one, you should not miss it!
17. Tabby McTat by Julia Donaldson
Another book high on our wishlist, about ehich we have heard some very GOOD things. Rhyming texts, awesome illustrations, and zany cat!
18. Eecha Poocha
A Tulika book, which features Eecha ( fly ) and Poocha ( cat in Malyalam) has to make the list, because I am a Keralite! Fabulous book for little ones, come on go grab it, it is adorable!
19. The Grumpy Cat
Mr. Cat in this book is grumpy, he cannot go to others and talk to them, and hence feels more grumpy! Do you have a little one who is grumpy and wants to make friends, but cannot take the 1st step towards it? Well, then this book is definitely for you!
20. Skippy Jon Jones
This is adorable and a fantastic read aloud with all things Mexico! Have fun with this one, and read with fake accents, eh Bandito? 😀 And later dress up as bandits and have sword fights!
Honourable mentions : The Boy who drew cats by Annushka Ravishankar which is about a famous Japanese artist who drew only cats AND For the Love of a cat (Katha books) about an artist and his beloved cat are fantastic reads too!
If I have missed YOUR favorite cat book, do comment and let me know!