Monday, November 23, 2009

If You Give a Cat a Cupcake

...he'll ask for some sprinkles to go with it. When you give him the sprinkles, he might spill some on the floor.

After cleaning up his mess, this hard-to-stay-focused feline spends the remainder of the day sporting a pair of tropical swim trunks as he visits the beach, the gym, a merry-go-round, and the science museum; only to return home with an appetite for more cupcakes and sprinkles!

What fun we had last week sharing this book together and substituting the cat's actions into our repeat-after-me moose song from the previous week.

The cat! The cat!
Sprinkling the sprinkles...
Eating his cupcake...
Putting on his swim trunks...
Going to the beach...
Building some sandcastles...
Lifting some weights...
Doing karate kicks...
Where did he go?
Heeeeeeeee went to sleep!

At one point the cat becomes a captain and directs the little girl to row, so we sang...

Row, row, row your boat gently down the stream.
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, life is but a DREAM!

Rock, rock, rock your boat gently side to side.
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, life is such a RIDE!

Walk, walk, walk your feet gently through the sand.
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily life is very GRAND!

Did anyone create their own verse?

I had a few other cat-related fingerplays that we never had time to share...


Five little cats all black and WHITE (show five fingers),
Sleeping soundly all through the NIGHT (close fist).


It's time for them to wake up NOW.
Meow! Meow! Meow! Meow! MEOW!
(raise up each finger)

And finally, I love the simplicity of this one called SOFT CAT in which you make a fist with one hand and then pretend to pet it with the other hand.

Soft cat, warm cat,
Little ball of FUR.
Sleepy cat, pretty cat,
Purr, purr, purr.

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