One of my favorite read-alouds published in 2022 was Bathe the Cat so I had to create some activities to use with it. Today, I bring you Bathe the Cat book activities. So grab the magnetic letters, and let’s get mixing.
Bathe the Cat Book
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Bathe the Cat by Alice B. McGinty is hilarious. The family cat turns household chores into a mixed-up laugh-out-loud potential disaster. Can the family get the house ready before Grandma Marge arrives? And, will the cat actually get a bath?
There’s so much to love about this book. First, the text and illustrations play off each other seamlessly. Second, I love the diversity in the family structure. Third, family love exudes off the pages. Fourth, the extension activities to do with this book are endless. Finally, this is a book that begs to be read over and over again.
Bathe the Cat Activities
Vocabulary and Discussion Questions
Vocabulary: wasting and berserk
-Describe what you see on the cover of this book. What do you think this book will be about? (before reading)
-What is causing all the confusion in the house? (during reading)
-What chore do you like to do the most? Which one do you like to do the least? (after reading)
Build a Word on the Refrigerator Activity
Skill: sound/letter correspondence, segmenting sounds, spelling cvc words
Materials: printable (see below) and small magnetic letters
Preparation: Print and cut one set of printables for each small group. Laminate for durability if you choose.
Place the sheets on the floor or table. Place the magnetic letters next to the mats.
Students pick a refrigerator. Identify the image on the refrigerator. Segment the sounds heard and then use magnetic letters to build the sounds heard on the bottom of the refrigerator.
Repeat with the remaining cards.
Bathe the Cat Printable Activity
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