I am so excited to bring you this Pete the Cat Thanksgiving Activity (and some free worksheets to go along with the lesson!)! I know many of you enjoy reading Pete the Cat in the classroom or at home. This Pete the Cat Thanksgiving Activity was inspired by the Pete the Cat books, specially Pete the Cat First Thanksgiving. This is not an official Pete the Cat -just a Pete the Cat craft that I made to go along to supplement learning using the official Pete the Cat books.
I know my kids love reading Pete the Cat too. They were super excited when they came home to see my little art project for them. Today we will be reading the book Pete the Cat The First Thanksgiving and then doing a craft/activity. Pete the Cat The First Thanksgiving tells the story of the first Thanksgiving with Pete the Cat being one of the characters in a play. This Pete the Cat Thanksgiving Activity will work great at home or in school for teaching the details about the first Thanksgiving. It has Pilgrims coming over on the Mayflower, meeting the Native Americans, learning from the Native Americans and then having a first Thanksgiving together. Pete the Cat The First Thanksgiving is a cute lift the flap book perfect for preschool, kindergarten or even first grade.
After we read the book, we did a fun Pete the Cat Thanksgiving Activity! We made Origami Pete the Cats and then we added a Pilgrim hat to his head (complete with red shoes too!). The Origami was simple enough that even my Kindergarten student could follow along and do it. It does require good listening skills…but he was an active listener because he really wanted to make Pete the Cat. Anyway, here are directions to make the Pete the Cat Thanksgiving Activity!
Pete the Cat Thanksgiving Activity
First I got together all the supplies. For Pete the Cat, you need to square pieces of blue paper. You could use regular paper, card stock, origami paper -just make sure it is cut to be a square. We used scrapbook paper – (that I cut). I also had other things cut out for my children so that they could paste or tape things later. I had red strips of paper for the shoes, yellow rectangles for the hat and eyes (they had to cut out the eyes from the rectangle), I also already had cut out black hats for them – although they could have done that for themselves.
After have the supplies, we started making Pete the Cat! I got directions from this website. As you will see, the directions are super simple. If I can do the origami, it is simple. (My kindergartner was able to follow along with my directions, though -so, you know it is easy!)
Once we folded Pete the Cat, we started to accessorize -adding shoes, hat, eyes and nose. We glued or taped everything in place. I did tape the back of ours. The scrapbook paper we used was thick and it made it easier to keep things together.
Pete the Cat Thanksgiving Activity Worksheets – Free Download
After we made Pete the Cat, we put on a play! We pretended we were Pete and we sailed over on the Mayflower, met the Native American’s and had our first Thanksgiving dinner. We also reflected on Thanksgiving, like Pete does in the book, and we did a Thanksgiving writing prompt.
We also did some Pete the Cat Thanksgiving Activities! If you want a free sample pack of our Pete the Cat Thanksgiving Activities, enter your email into the form below and you will be added to our mailing list where you will find out about more fun things.. (You can remove yourself by following the directions with your freebie). If you have any trouble with your freebie, just email me at Mrs.Mousaw@sightandsoundreading.com and I will help you!