Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Pete The Cat is Groovy Like That

This afternoon we met for our Pete the Cat Party!  I read Pete the Cat's 4 Groovy Buttons and Pete the Cat and the Bad Banana. Then we played a game. On the recording The Big Silly with Mr. Eric (Litwin), Eric reads Pete the Cat I Love My White Shoes. I grabbed construction paper in white, red, blue, and brown and just threw them willy nilly on the floor. I had everyone start on a white paper. Honestly, the kids know this story by heart, so it was super fun. I told them that silly things were about to happen to Pete's shoes, and they had only a few seconds to jump to the correct color or they would have to come up front and sing the song with Miss Kristie. 
After the game we did a guided Pete the Cat drawing exercise. They enjoyed that way more than I thought they would and spent 20 minutes coloring in their pictures and/or adding items to the picture. Crafts are kind of beat lately. I'm not sure why, but I'm not going to kill myself making a craft no one wants to make. It was the first time I attempted a drawing and it went over big. 

I did this program at two libraries. At the first library we moved on to making Pete the Cat's shirt with four groovy buttons (graham crackers, yellow icing, and m&ms). Today, it was someone's birthday (hee hee) so we knocked back with some cupcakes. 

Overall, it went very well at both locations. If you are wondering why it is snowing on the children in the first picture it was because I was playing with the new features on PicMonkey and forgot to remove it. 

Did I get upset? Goodness no.