It’s another month, and another author for Virtual Book Club For Kids!
Today we are counting with Pete the Cat!
We read Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons by Eric Litwin.
Anywho – I created a SUPER SIMPLE extension activity to go along with the book, Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons, a button rhyming & counting book that is so fun to read – and (spoiler alert) there is a belly button involved – ha-ha one of those super silly words that kiddos find HIL-arious!
I furthered the counting & button fun (after the giggles commenced) by creating a Button Counting, Graphing, and Sorting activity.
This activity is so very simple (only requires the printable & some buttons), that we brought it over to our neighbors house and got our math & reading on over there!
I say it’s more fun to read & count with friends, don’t you?!
We sorting & graphed by size and shape.
Then we graphed & sorted by color.
There are limitless ways to learn with this simple activity.
- sorting by size
- sorting by shape
- sorting by color
With this activity they worked on…
- color hues – the buttons varying only in color can be sorted and classified by color.
- sizing – the buttons varying only in size can be sorted and classified from smallest to largest or vice versa.
- different/same – the buttons varying in size & color can be sorted and classified by their sameness & differences.
- counting – by added a number card, they are learning the visual recognition of the number in words (the number card) & then counting it out in a tangible object (the buttons), therefore assimilating the two together (great for all you visual learners!)
- symmetry – by lining up the buttons on the dots they are creating symmetry – symmetry in color, size, or shape.
Such a super simple activity that has a multitude of ways to learn!
So let’s make it happen! What you’ll need are:
- The book – Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons
- The buttons – Assorted Size Buttons
- The printable – the super simple printable I created
Now you’re all set! :)
We would love for you to come join us in all the fun!!!
See the whole 2014-2015 line up here.
Have you created an activity inspired by Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons?
Tell us what you did here in the COMMENTS or over on the Virtual Book Club for Kids Facebook page where we will be featuring each month our book related ideas!
More Eric Litwin Inspired Activities from the Virtual Book Club for Kids Bloggers
Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons
Pete the Cat Busy Bag from The Pleasantest Thing
Pete the Cat Activities: Beginning Sound Button Cover from Growing Book by Book
Button Counting, Graphing, and Sorting from Mama Miss
3 Pete the Cat Activities from Lalymom
Learning With Buttons – Pete the Cat from 3 Dinosaurs
Pete The Cat Math Board Game from Crystal and Co.
Pete the Cat Button Activities from Inspiration Laboratories
Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons Craft from Coffee Cups & Crayons
Crafts and Activities To Do Along with Pete the Cat! from Toddler Approved
Pete the Cat I Love my White Shoes
Pete the Cat Shoe Activities for Literacy from Rainy Day Mum
Pete the Cat Inspired Costume Cat Headband for Dress Up Play and Learning from The Educators’ Spin On It
Preschool Activities with Pete the Cat from Ready-Set-Read
Pete the Cat Glyph from Playdough to Plato
Pete the Cat Movement Activity from The Educators’ Spin On It
Pete the Cat Inspired Reading & Gross Motor Game from Still Playing School
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