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Give A Cat A Cupcake
Give A Cat A Cupcake
Give A Cat A Cupcake
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Give A Cat A Cupcake

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Our small wood insert is designed to accompany the book "If You Give a Cat a Cupcake." It comes with 12 picture sequence circles to enhance the reading experience and provide educational activities.


-Fits Small Trofast 10.75x7.30x1/8
-Included is one wood Cat Small insert and 12-2 inch circles.
-No bins or accessories are included.


These tools can help children develop sequencing skills, vocabulary, story retelling, and more.

  1. Sequencing Skills:

    • Lay out the 12 picture sequence circles and have children arrange them in the correct order to match the events in the book. This reinforces understanding of story structure and chronological order.
  2. Vocabulary Development:

    • Discuss each picture circle in detail, introducing and reinforcing vocabulary related to the events and objects depicted in the story, such as "cupcake," "sprinkles," and "beach."
  3. Story Retelling:

    • After reading "If You Give a Cat a Cupcake," have children use the sequence circles to retell the story in their own words. This promotes comprehension and narrative skills.
  4. Matching Activities:

    • Match text excerpts from the book with the corresponding picture circles, helping children connect written words with visual representations.
  5. Cause and Effect:

    • Use the sequence circles to discuss cause-and-effect relationships within the story. For example, what happens after the cat gets a cupcake, and how do subsequent events unfold?
  6. Creative Storytelling:

    • Encourage children to create their own stories using the sequence circles. They can rearrange the circles to invent new adventures for the cat.
  7. Fine Motor Skills:

    • Handling and placing the small sequence circles on the wood insert helps develop fine motor skills.
  8. Group Activities:

    • Promote collaboration and social skills by having children work together to sequence the story.
  9. Thematic Learning:

    • Integrate the sequence circles into thematic units about baking, the beach, or various activities that the cat experiences.
  10. Extension Activities:

    • Create extension activities based on the book's events, such as making and decorating cupcakes, playing with beach toys, or setting up a pretend gym.
  11. Interactive Board:

    • Set up an interactive storytelling board where children can move the sequence circles around as they narrate the story.

Additional General Activities:

  1. Art and Craft:

    • Engage children in art and craft activities related to the story, such as drawing scenes from the book or creating items mentioned in the story (e.g., making paper cupcakes or beach scenes).
  2. Math Integration:

    • Incorporate counting and math activities using the sequence circles. For example, count the cupcakes or create simple addition and subtraction problems.
  3. Discussion and Questions:

    • Use the sequence circles to prompt discussions and ask questions about the story. For example, "What do you think the cat will do next?" or "Why did the cat want sprinkles?"
  4. Creative Writing:

    • Use the sequence circles as prompts for creative writing. Children can write their own version of the story or imagine what might happen if the cat got something different (e.g., a donut or a cookie).

These activities help maximize the educational value of the small wood insert and picture sequence circles, providing children with interactive, engaging, and multifaceted learning experiences related to "If You Give a Cat a Cupcake."


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Warning: This product contains small parts which may pose a choking hazard. Not suitable for children under 3 years of age. Adult supervision is required. (Until testing has been completed for this item)