Kinder Edu.Cat ELYF Program
Learning Intentions: Students learn to identify the features of a cat and recognise objects that will meet the needs and wants of a pet cat.
Time: 30 minutes
Introduction about Ten Lives and what we do, including types of cats, how many and who looks after them.
Features of a cat: Cat Puppet – Puppet is used as a prompt to ask students about cat features and how they use them.
Caring for needs: Sensory bag – Students use their senses to describe and identify objects hidden in a sack. Making connections with the needs and wants of a pet cat.
Explore and play floor activities:
Tactile mat: Students use their senses of touch and sight to engage with and explore different materials and textures. Making connections between the materials and the features of a real cat.
Hidden picture: Students identify, locate and match images of cat related items within a picture.
Pattern Block pictures: Students complete pictures of cats using pattern blocks by identifying and recognising shapes, colours and location.
Pattern blocks (School to provide)
Cat body part puzzle and storyboard: In groups, students complete a puzzle and then create a storyboard with images of items that cats need as identified from the sensory bag activity.
Red Cat body puzzle: Students complete a puzzle of a cat’s body. Each puzzle piece is a cat’s feature.
Resources provided – Teacher Guide linked to EYLF
Post Incursion Activity: Students create a sock puppet with their class.
Time required for post incursion activity: 30 minutes