Kitty Cat, Kitty Cat Party Hat Hide and Seek Game

This is a fun interactive game which encourages vocabulary development, colour and pattern recognition and turn taking. Depending on the concepts you are trying to develop you can make the party hats using ether plain coloured fabric or patterned.

The cat is 9cm tall (3.5 inches)

First, talk about the party hats, highlighting colours and patterns and any distinguishing features.

Then, hide the cat underneath one of the party hats.

Then chant with the children:

Kitty Cat, Kitty Cat

Playing hide and seek.

Are you under the [colour or pattern] party hat?  

Let’s take a peek.

Children take turns guessing which party hat the cat is hiding under by identifying a party hat by colour or pattern and removing it to search underneath for the cat.

For example:

Are you under the pink party hat?

OR

Are you under the stripy party hat?

Inspired by: Piper Loves the Library 

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Happy Birthday Felt Board Pattern eBook #7

Meet my newest Felt Board Pattern eBook

Every birthday felt set you might ever need

Happy Birthday Felt Board Pattern PDF eBook

 Enjoy balloons, presents, cakes, party hats, ice cream and candles whilst exploring size, colour, pattern and counting  with 13 party themed songs, rhymes and games.  122 pages of detailed patterns and instructions.

Five Candles on a Birthday Cake

Five Balloons Up in the Sky

Little Fox, Little Fox Hide and Seek Sizes Game

Five Little Candles

Five Yummy Cupcakes

Five Scoops of Ice Cream

Kitty Cat, Kitty Cat Party Hat Hide and Seek Game

Today I have a Birthday

Four Birthday Presents

Balloons for a Party

Five Ice Cream Cones at the Ice Cream Store

Five Birthday Candles

Happy Birthday Bunting

Each Pattern includes:

A complete list of felt and supplies required

Full sized patterns – just print and use – no need to enlarge, reduce, trace or duplicate

Detailed step-by-step instructions

A song/rhyme/activity card template ready to print, laminate and use

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Way Up High in the Apple Tree with a Free Pattern

Way Up High in the Apple Tree Felt Board Magic

Way up high in the apple tree
Two red apples smiled at me
I shook that tree as hard as I could
Down came the apples
Mmmm they were good

Download the free pattern with detailed instructions to make your

very own  Way Up High in the Apple Tree  felt set.

You can buy the Way Up High in the Apple Tree felt board set ready made  from the  Felt Board Magic Shop

The pattern for Way Up High in the Apple Tree can be found in the

Apple Harvest Felt Board Pattern eBook along with 10 other apple harvest patterns

Apple Harvest Felt Board Pattern eBook

 

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FIve Little Candles

Five Little candles twinkling on the tree.

The first one said, “What do you see?”

The second one said, “I see Santa big and jolly.”

The third one said, “I see Christmas wreathes and holly.”

The fourth one said, “What do you hear?”

The fifth one said, “Children singing loud and clear,”

A Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.”

The pattern for Five LIttle Candles is included in

Celebrate Christmas: All Around the Christmas Tree

All Around the Christmas Tree Collage

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Toys under the Christmas Tree

Tune: This Old Man

This little drum under the tree

Santa put it there for me

With a boom-boom, rat-a-tat, rummy-tummy-tum

Christmas day is so much fun.

This little train under the tree

Santa put it there for me

With a chug-chug, choo-choo, rummy-tummy-tum

Christmas day is so much fun.

This little doll under the tree

Santa put it there for me

With a ma-ma, ma-ma, rummy-tummy-tum

Christmas day is so much fun.

This little bike under the tree

Santa put it there for me

With a peddle, peddle, go-go, rummy-tummy-tum

Christmas day is so much fun.

This little car under the tree

Santa put it there for me

With a brum-brum, drive-drive, rummy-tummy-tum

Christmas day is so much fun.

This spinning top under the tree

Santa put it there for me

With a spin-spin, up and down, rummy-tummy-tum

Christmas day is so much fun.

The patterns for Present Under the Tree is included in

Celebrate Christmas: All Around the Christmas Tree

All Around the Christmas Tree Collage

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Five Candy Canes Hanging on the Tree

Tune: Ten Green Bottles

Five little candy canes hanging on a tree

Mmmm, they are so  yummy

I hope there’s one for me

Along came my brother and snatched one off the tree

I guess that candy cane was not the one for me.

One little candy cane hanging on a tree

Mmmm, they are so  yummy

I hope this one’s  for me

I ran and took the last one off the tree

Hurrah the last candy cane was just the one for me.

Adapted from Little Story Bug

The patterns for Five Little Candy Canes is included in

Celebrate Christmas: All Around the Christmas Tree

All Around the Christmas Tree Collage

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Ten Little Christmas Lights

One little, two little,

Three little Christmas lights

Four little, five little,

Six little Christmas lights,

Seven little, eight little, nine little Christmas lights

ten lights twinkling on the tree.

They shine bright for Christmas fun.

Sharing light with everyone.

Count them down from 10 to 1

Twinkling on the tree.

 Ten little, nine little,

Eight little Christmas lights.

Seven little, six little,

Five little Christmas lights,

Four little, three little

Two little Christmas lights,

One light twinkling on the tree.

The patterns for Ten Little Christmas Lights included in

Celebrate Christmas: All Around the Christmas Tree

All Around the Christmas Tree Collage

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A Christmas Tree Themed Storytime

I have made a large felt tree ( 18 inches or 45cm high) which I use to tell / sing a group of rhymes and songs as we decorate the Christmas tree.

First the empty tree –  O Christmas Tree

christmas-tree

O Christmas Tree. O Christmas Tree,
However green your branches!

They’re green when summer days are bright.
They’re green when winter snow is white,

O Christmas Tree. O Christmas Tree,
However green your branches!

Then we add the star: Twinkle Twinkle Christmas Star

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Tune: Twinkle, twinkle little star

Twinkle, twinkle Christmas star,

Way up high is where you are.

Shining bright for all to see,

On the top of the Christmas tree.

Twinkle, twinkle Christmas star.

Way up high is where you are!

Then the lights: Ten Little Christmas Lights

10-little-christmas-lights

One little, two little,

Three little Christmas lights

Four little, five little,

Six little Christmas lights,

Seven little, eight little, nine little Christmas lights

ten lights twinkling on the tree.

They shine bright for Christmas fun.

Sharing light with everyone.

Count them down from 10 to 1

Twinkling on the tree.

 Ten little, nine little,

Eight little Christmas lights.

Seven little, six little,

Five little Christmas lights,

Four little, three little

Two little Christmas lights,

One light twinkling on the tree.

Next the ornaments: Five Christmas Ornaments

Five Christmas Ornaments Felt Board Set

Tune: Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed

Five Christmas ornaments hanging on the tree.
One fell off and broke in three
Mummy called Santa
And Santa said “No more ornaments falling off the tree”

Then: We add some presents

christmas-presents

See all the presents by the Christmas tree

Some for you

And some for me.

Long Ones.

Tall ones,

Short ones, too.

And here a round one

Wrapped in Blue.

Isn’t it fun to look and see,

All the presents by the Christmas tree?

Then Candy Canes: Five Candy Canes Hanging on the Tree

five-candy-canes

Tune: Ten Green Bottles

Five little candy canes hanging on a tree

Mmmm, they are so  yummy

I hope there’s one for me

Along came my brother and snatched one off the tree

I guess that candy cane was not the one for me.

Four Little

Three Little

Two Little

One little candy cane hanging on a tree

Mmmm, they are so  yummy

I hope this one’s  for me

I ran and took the last one off the tree

Hurrah the last candy cane was just the one for me.

Adapted from Little Story Bug

More presents: Toys under the Christmas Tree

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Tune: This Old Man

This little drum under the tree

Santa put it there for me

With a boom-boom, rat-a-tat, rummy-tummy-tum

Christmas day is so much fun.

This little train under the tree

Santa put it there for me

With a chug-chug, choo-choo, rummy-tummy-tum

Christmas day is so much fun.

This little doll under the tree

Santa put it there for me

With a ma-ma, ma-ma, rummy-tummy-tum

Christmas day is so much fun.

This little bike under the tree

Santa put it there for me

With a peddle, peddle, go-go, rummy-tummy-tum

Christmas day is so much fun.

This little car under the tree

Santa put it there for me

With a brum-brum, drive-drive, rummy-tummy-tum

Christmas day is so much fun.

This spinning top under the tree

Santa put it there for me

With a spin-spin, up and down, rummy-tummy-tum

Christmas day is so much fun.

 

Then : Five Little Candles

five-candles

Five Little candles twinkling on the tree.

The first one said, “What do you see?”

The second one said, “I see Santa big and jolly.”

The third one said, “I see Christmas wreathes and holly.”

The fourth one said, “What do you hear?”

The fifth one said, “Children singing loud and clear,”

A Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.”

And Lastly Birds, bells and more.

the-lights-on-the-tree

(Tune : The Wheels on the Bus)

The lights on the tree go blink, blink, blink

Blink, blink, blink

Blink, blink, blink

The lights on the tree go blink, blink, blink

All Christmas day.

Other Verses

The star on the tree goes twinkle, twinkle, twinkle…

The bells on the tree go ding, dong, ding …

The birds on the tree go tweet, tweet, tweet…

The tinsel on the tree goes sparkle, sparkle, sparkle

The presents under the tree go rattle, rattle, rattle…

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The patterns for all of the Christmas felt sets are included in

Celebrate Christmas: All Around the Christmas Tree

All Around the Christmas Tree Collage

 

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Five Christmas Ornaments

Five Christmas Ornaments Felt Board Set

Tune: Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed

Five Christmas ornaments hanging on the tree.
One fell off and broke in three
Mummy called Santa
And Santa said “No more ornaments falling off the tree”

Four Christmas ornaments hanging on the tree…
Three Christmas ornaments hanging on the tree…
Two Christmas ornaments hanging on the tree…
One Christmas ornaments hanging on the tree…

The pattern for Five Christmas Ornaments is included in

Celebrate Christmas: All Around the Christmas Tree

All Around the Christmas Tree Collage

 

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