Have you also read The Cat In The Hat hundreds and hundreds of times? My kids all love that book (and Dr. Seuss in general) and have a lot of fun doing Cat in the Hat activities (like this word family one and this math fact one!). For my littler ones, we made this Cat in the Hat fine motor activity!
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Cat In the Hat Fine Motor Activity
- red plastic cups
- white tape
- pom poms (we used different sizes of red and white)
- a copy of The Cat in the Hat
Cut the bottom out of the cups you’ll be using (we did one hat per child). Then use the white tape to make several white stripes around the cup. The cup now looks like the Cat in the Hat’s hat, with a hole in the top.
Place the red and white pompoms out with the cups. Let the kids fill the cups with the pompoms! Depending on your child’s fine motor strength, there are several ways to play:
- simply place the pompoms in
- Try to fill up the “hat”.
- Try to fill up the “hat” with only one color pompom or one size pompom
- Race, or time yourself, filling up the “hats”.
- Use tweezers or clothespins to fill up the “hat”.
- Fill up the “hat” using alternating colors of pompoms.
This activity is part of the monthly Virtual Book Club for Kids. This month’s pick is The Cat in the Hat. Do you have a favorite Cat in the Hat activity? I’d love to hear about it and give it a try! Also, be sure to click on the great The Cat in the Hat activities below!
Cat in the Hat Science from Toddler Approved
Build the Hat activity by I Can Teach My Child
Cat in the hat number lines and sequences by Rainy Day Mum
The Cat in the Hat Breakfast Hash Browns by Growing Book by Book
Cat in the Hat Themed: Gross Motor Activity by 3 Dinosaurs