Friday, April 10, 2009

Book Focus: Splat the Cat

Splat the Cat is a delightful picture book about a cat who is afraid to attend school. There are hilarious moments when his mother has to drag him out of the house to get to "Cat School". Of course ol' Splat soon finds school is fun and can't wait to go back. There are many things you can do with this book in the classroom.
This book can be used to address fears kids have of going to school whether it's preschool or upcoming kindergarten. You might want to have them draw a picture of themselves on their first day of kindergarten and talk about what scares them the most. Splat the Cat helps to show the kids--it will be ok (especially if you hide a mouse in your lunchbox)

Resources to Use With This Book

The publisher,Harper Collins, has a great free download to go with the book with a
coloring page
dot to dot
pin the tail on splat game
and more...

Here is a black cat hat craft from Enchanted Learning--construction paper, glue, crayons, stapler

Here is a bingo dobber printable from DLTK-paper, bingo dobber
, crayons

Finally--here's a little song I wrote to go with the book
Sing to Here we Go Round the Mulberry Bush

Splat the cat was afraid to go
afraid to go, afraid to go
Splat the cat was afraid to go
to his new kitty cat school

He let his mousie out of the box
out of the box, out of the box
He let his mousie out of the box
and the cats all went Meow!!!

The mouse was saved, the milk was found,
milk was found, milk was found,
the mouse was saved ,the milk was found
School is really fun! Hooray!


  1. I really like this. I have never heard of this book, but it sounds fun and I love all the ideas with it. Thanks.

  2. Love it! This is our book of the month so thank you for these resources!!!

  3. Great resource!! Thx


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