I remember the first time I read a Pete The Cat book. I believe it was Pete The Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons. My daughter picked it as one to check out from the library one day. I had never read this one or anything from Eric Litwin before. But we hadn’t even finished reading about all four of Pete’s groovy buttons when I decided I couldn’t wait to read more! I needed to read more. The light in my daughter’s eyes as she was able to help ‘read’ the book was by far the best part. See, with most of the Eric Litwin books I have read, he has a line or two lines that he repeats over and over throughout the book. So my daughter catches on quickly to what that is and is able to help ‘read’ the book! It’s so sweet.
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We’re obsessed with everything under the sea right now. The ocean is a magical place with so many things to learn, so much wonder, and so much beauty. I am glad that my daughter enjoys learning about it because I enjoy teaching her. So when I saw Pete The Cat Scuba Cat at the library, I knew we had to grab it for the week.
Pete the Cat is excited to find out all the creatures that he can find if he goes scuba diving, but he has his sights set on a seahorse. The seahorse gives Pete the Cat a hard time by not being easily seen. Join the journey with Pete the Cat to find the seahorse and see what you can discover under the sea.
To go along with this book, my daughter wanted a scuba mask. I knew that would be fun.
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We started by cutting out the center of the paper plate so that only the outside ring is left.
Out of construction paper I cut out the goggles and the mouth piece. We chose to use the same color but you could absolutely mix it up or add more designs.
We glued on these pieces.
Next we glued a popsicle stick to the bottom/back. The last step is to let the glue dry.
Reading Pete The Cat Scuba Cat a second time, after we had made the mask, was even more fun. When we finished reading it, she collected all of her under the sea creatures that she had (little toys of course) and I hid them around the house. She had fun wearing her Scuba Mask and looking around the house for the creatures. I hid the seahorse in a super hard hiding spot, so her search would mimic the story even more.
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Deanna is a stay at home wife & mom who can’t wake up without coffee. She spends her days playing and making with her daughter. Together they enjoy all things crafting, baking, and learning through play. In her ‘spare time’, she likes to binge watch Netflix or catch up with friends. She shares all this and more on her blog Play Dough & Popsicles. Don’t miss a thing, follow here on: Pinterest – Instagram – Facebook – Twitter