Target Find

Run over to Target if you are in love with all things related to Pete the Cat!   While shopping at our local Target I found these colored lunch bags.  This is unusual and I knew I had to have them.  The lady who was also in the aisle must have thought I was crazy as I was telling my son that it is not often that you find colored lunch bags.  Okay, so my son, looked at me a little weird, too.  Oh, well.  

Anyways, look what I made today from that lunch bag.  It is a Pete the Cat puppet!  I plan on reading Pete the Cat several times the first few weeks of school as we are learning the colors.  I think this will be a great craft project for my kinders to create.   I am also going to make a retell center with this puppet.  I am going to laminate it prior to adding the shoes.  Then, I will attach velcro on the bottom where the shoes go.  I am going to make several more pairs of different colored shoes.   Children will then get to practice retelling the story and learn their colors.  :)
If you'd like some Pete the Cat related freebies go here.  There are lots of activities for this and many other books.

Happy Learning and Teaching!


  1. Don't worry! They usually have red and blue lunch bags. I have been buying them for a couple of years. Your Pete puppet looks adorable! I am going to Pin it!
    Pam@Kindergarten Night Owls

  2. I Love this- i think this will be perfect to use with my kids

  3. He's fantastic! Off to Target after school tomorrow! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Very cute idea! I have bought those bags at Target before (we use the red and white ones for Valentines Day). We also use them at holiday time (blue for kids who celebrate Hanukkah.)

  5. I love Pete the Cat! Nice find ~ thanks for sharing!

  6. Awesome idea! I have fallen in love with Pete the Cat!

    Thanks for the heads-up on scissor skills; I'm hopping over to your store!

  7. I love your Pete the Cat bag puppet. I am running to Target this morning to see if I can find the blue lunch bags! I am so excited to use Pete the Cat in my classroom this year. Thank you for sharing!

  8. OMG!!!! That's the cutest idea ever! I think it would make a wonderful flannel board puppet if it isn't too heavy to stick to the board.
    Heidi Butkus

  9. So cute! I love that book and I love this idea! :o)

    Mrs. Lopac Teaches...

  10. That's adorable. Thanks! Just bought the books, so I'm looking forward to using it soon.

    Grade ONEderful

  11. So cute... thanks, I just bought Erica Boher's Pete the Cat travel log... these will go great to the introduction!!
    Lory's Page

  12. Love this .... thank you for sharing!

  13. Adorable!! Do you have a template for the features that you added to the lunch sack?? Thanks for the idea!

    1. I don't have a template. Pete the Cat is simple enough to draw free hand.


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