Whether you want your kids to practice math, reading, shapes, and colors — or to just get moving — chances are there’s a free Pete the Cat resource for you. That’s because Harper Collins has released an incredible amount of groovy activities perfect for kiddos age 3-5. Plus this is a chance to teach some c words for kids like: cat, cool, create, etc.
All the activities, singalongs, and educational videos pair up with one of the Pete the Cat books. (Also worth noting: educators and librarians can now read the books on digital platforms for free too!)
Pete the Cat and the Cool Cat Boogie
Let your kids shake their sillies out as they learn Pete’s cool boogie moves through a YouTube video and a printable. Bonus: kids can practice their spelling skills with a word scramble. Lastly, there’s a coloring page of Pete rocking out on his guitar. It’s like a full-day of lessons for young kids!
Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons
Sing along with Pete’s Four Groovy Buttons song — and learn how he doesn’t let a missing button upset him, a great lesson related to feelings when things go wrong. Activities to go along with the Four Groovy Buttons book include a missing letter puzzle printable, memory game, and a spot the differences printable.
Pete the Cat and the Missing Cupcakes
My three-year-old is always shocked by who stole the cupcakes in this fun mystery picture book. Pair a reading of the book with a coloring page printable that challenges your kids to decorate some cupcakes. (This could be a fun activity for a birthday party while stuck at home too).
Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes
The original Pete the Cat is a classic. After reading the book, encourage your kids to color in their own pair of high-tops with this coloring page.
More Pete the Cat Inspired Fun
The Harper Collins website is packed full of other Pete the Cat-inspired activities; access them all here. Kids can learn about shapes and colors through a playful video, sing along to Pete’s version of classic songs like Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, play matching games, do word searches, and goodness, so much more.
If your kids are super fans of Pete the Cat too, don’t forget to write him fan mail!
Will Pete’s groovy songs get stuck in your head after all these fun activities? Chances are, yes, but it’s worth it when all these activities and videos will keep your kids entertained and educated while stuck at home.