This easy cat craft is perfect for Halloween or for a pet theme, or if like my kids you just really like cats! It’s super simple to make with a printing technique that’s great for little hands. Crafts on Sea
You can also use this fish craft idea for a preschool fish theme, an ocean theme, under the sea craft or Letter F week. There are so many fun ways to incorporate this handprint fish craft into your plans. Natural Beach Living
Kids will love this easy paper puppy puppet craft for kids from the gingerbread house. Inspired by a naughty puppy, create your own family of dog puppets - can also be used as bookmarks. The Gingerbread House
This is a really simple and cute coffee filter cat craft for kids! Use some basic supplies for a very cute kitty. Look We’re Learning
PET BOOKS FOR PRESCHOOLERS
Below, I’ve featured just a handful of pet-themed picture books that will help your preschoolers celebrate their pets – or the ones their dreaming of!
You should be able to find them at your local library or bookstore. If you can’t find them locally, you can click each image cover to purchase them on Amazon.
The Perfect Pet– Elizabeth really wants a pet. But her parents do not want a pet. Instead they give her a cactus. Even though Elizabeth’s new plant proves to be a good listener, Elizabeth still really wants a pet…
Strictly No Elephants– When the local Pet Club won’t admit a boy’s tiny pet elephant, he finds a solution—one that involves all kinds of unusual animals in this sweet and adorable picture book.
Can I Be Your Dog?– This picture book shares the tale of Arfy, a homeless mutt who lives in a box in an alley. Arfy writes to every person on Butternut Street about what a great pet he’d make. Readers will be happily surprised to learn just who steps up to adopt Arfy.
This adorable set of wooden kittens stacking game are sure to be your child’s new favorite toy. When children learn to stack toys on top of each other they are developing fine motor skills which later will help them hold a pencil or crayon properly.
Teach children how dogs grow and change with this life cycle of a dog worksheet. They’ll love learning how their favorite animals change over their lifetime.