Apr 14, 2018

Online Workshops for Preschool Teachers and Early Childhood Educators


Circle of Ideas ECE Online Workshops


Teaching Young Children About Feelings

Beyond a Book: The Benefits of Different Ways to Tell Stories with Children

Structure is Important

Drama Play in Early Childhood Settings

Bringing the Inside Out and the Outside In 

The Benefits of Sensory Play in Early Childhood Settings 

Circle Time Basics

The Benefits of Music Within Early Childhood Settings

The Importance of Multiculturalism in Early Childhood Programs

Ideas for Quiet Time Within Early Childhood Settings

Theme Days are Fun

Fostering Math Skills in Early Childhood Settings

Visual Communication and Presentations in Early Childhood Environments
Recycling Material in Early Childhood Settings

Jan 11, 2018

Scat the Cat Felt Board Story



Scat the Cat is one of my favourite felt story stories/activities to present to Preschool aged children during circle time. As I tell the story, I ask children to think of things that are the colors of the cat.  This step of thinking of something that stems from the mind's memory rather than what is visual available,  fosters a child's creative and imaginative development. 

My version of this story.... 

Once upon a time there was a black cat. His mom was black, his dad was black and his brothers and sisters were black. 

This cat had a very special hat, it was magical. When he put it on his head, he could change his color. 

So, on this day, Scat the Cat put on his hat and said, "I'm Scat the Cat and with my hat, I am going to change my colors just like that!"

And Scat the Cat changed himself into a blue cat. He was blue as blue can be. He was as blue as....(this is when the children are given some time to provide answers. Get ready, as the children get very excited as they provide answers). 

But after awhile, he was tired of being blue, and so he put on his hat and he said, "I'm Scat the Cat and with my hat, I'm going to change my colors just like that!" 

And Scat the Cat changed himself into a red cat....

AND SO ON. 

The story ends when  you are finished the colors OR when it seems right with the children, with...

Scat the Cat realized he was happy being a black cat. He didn't know why he wanted to change. And so he put on his hat and he said, "I'm Scat the Cat and with my hat, I change back into a black cat".