Does your family love Pete the Cat as much as we do? He’s one cool cat for sure! He has captured the hearts of kids everywhere with his laid-back attitude and fun adventures.
For this adventure, he’s ready for fall dressed up like a scarecrow in this cute Pete the Cat scarecrow craft! This purr-fectly fun paper craft will have kids creating their own Scarecrow Pete with just a few simple materials.
The fall fun doesn’t stop here! Find more scarecrow activities to do with the kids this season to keep them creating and learning.
Pete The Cat Fall Craft
This colorful craft is a great way for kids to express their creativity and improve their fine motor skills as they cut and glue each piece together. It encourages their imagination as they create their own stories and play with their own customized Pete the Cat.
We have a free printable template and step-by-step instructions to make this project super easy for you. Just grab a handful of supplies and let the crafting fun begin.
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Pete the Cat template (enter your email in the form at the end of the post to get the template)
Download the template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Begin by gluing the inner eyes to the top of the outer eyes.
Take the completed eyes and glue them to the middle of Pete’s face.
Next, glue the triangle nose in between and just below the eyes.
Glue a patch on the hat, then use a marker to draw stitching marks all around it. Place the hat at the top of Pete’s head and glue it in place.
Position the shirt on Pete’s body and glue it in down.
Take the collar piece and glue it to the top and middle of Pete’s shirt. Glue some patch pieces on Pete’s shirt and draw stitching marks around them.
Finish up by gluing Pete’s tail to the back and lower portion of his body.
Check out our many other fall crafts that your kids will love making this season!
Fall Ideas For Kids
Our apple basket is overflowing with fun fall ideas for kids. This collection of fall themed crafts, educational activities, and recommended books is the pick of the crop.
There’s something for everyone to appeal to all sorts of interests, so take a look below for some inspiration.
Fall Children’s Books
Reading stories helps children develop their language skills, fosters imagination and creativity, and broadens their understanding of the world around them. Plus, it’s an opportunity to introduce them to characters and themes that they may not have encountered otherwise.
So next time you’re looking for some fun storytime activities with your little one, grab a book from your shelf and read to them! Below are some of the top fall-themed books for kids.
There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves: The mischievous old lady swallowed a handful of leaves! Her tummy started to rumble. So she swallowed some more items. Then even more. But as her stomach grew full, the leaves began to poke out through her mouth… when suddenly – poofffff! – it turned into a scarecrow!
Pete The Cat Falling For Autumn: Pete is not a fan of fall. But he decides to do some detective work and finds out that there are lots of things about this season he loves, like corn mazes, hayrides, wearing scarves, and apple picking! This story helps kids learn that even though they might not love every season of the year, there are still good parts to each one.
We’re Going On A Leaf Hunt: The seasons are changing, the days getting are shorter, and children everywhere are starting to make plans for their favorite outdoor adventures – and what could be more fun than a Leaf Hunt?!
Fall Construction Paper Crafts
Acorn Gnome Craft – This little gnome loves the autumn season and will add a touch of whimsy to your fall decor. Kids will have fun dressing him up in his natured inspired fall attire complete with a cute acorn cap hat and leaf!
Torn Paper Owl Craft – This craft will be a hoot for your little ones. It’s the perfect opportunity for them to improve their fine motor skills as they tear the paper and glue it in place to create their own owl.
Scarecrow Paper Cup Craft – Turn easy to find materials into a creative scarecrow this fall with your kiddos!
They’ll be able to customize his patched shirt and hat with their favorite colors, and turn an ordinary paper cup into a cute and easy fall decoration to celebrate the season.
Paper Bag Corn Craft – After a trip to the corn maze, bring a piece of the farm home to continue the fun with a cute corn puppet craft! This simple craft is great for preschool to elementary aged kids for some farm fresh fun.
Fall Activities For Kindergarten
Your little math whizzes can sharpen their counting skills with our free fall counting worksheets. From counting acorns to tallying up fall themed treasures, kids will go on a counting adventure that’ll keep them engaged and entertained.
With four different pages, kids will practice fine motor skills while counting apples, match numbered squirrels with the corresponding number of acorns, introduce kids to numbers 1-20, and use critical thinking skills hunting and counting fall items.
With our four apple do a dot printables for kids, they’ll practice counting numbers and learning the letter ‘A’ in a fun way!
Kids will navigate their way through a letter maze, discovering both capital and lowercase ‘A’s along the way, create seasonal masterpieces by filling in all the dots on the apple basket, count and graph from 1 to 8 in a creative way, and use dot markers to fill in each space along the lines for fine motor practice.
These fall pattern block mats are the perfect activity to ignite kids’ love for learning at home or in the classroom! Kids will have a blast with these fall themed puzzles using their tangrams.
From piecing together adorable animals like raccoons, foxes, and owls, to constructing scenes like apple trees, pumpkin patches, and more, there’s no limit to the fun you can have with these pattern block mats.
Help your kiddos grasp sequencing and understand math concepts with these autumn number sequence worksheets. These adorable printables will help your little ones order numbers 1 through 10 as well as the numbers before and after with fun fall illustrations they can color.
This set features six pages of autumn themed math activities that are geared towards kids ages 5-7. Whether you use these as some extra practice at home or in math centers at school, these worksheets will be a hit!
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More Fall Ideas For Kids
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Pete the Cat template
- Download the template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Begin by gluing the inner eyes to the top of the outer eyes.
- Take the completed eyes and glue them to the middle of Pete's face.
- Next, glue the triangle nose in between and just below the eyes.
- Glue a patch on the hat, then use a marker to draw stitching marks all around it. Place the hat at the top of Pete's head and glue it in place.
- Position the shirt on Pete's body and glue it down.
- Take the collar piece and glue it to the top and middle of Pete's shirt. Glue some patch pieces on Pete's shirt and draw stitching marks around them.
- Finish up by gluing Pete's tail to the back and lower portion of his body.