Sometimes you just need a quick rainy day activity. These Florida summer thunderstorms are so predictable, and they can totally wreak havoc on our afternoon park plans. We have heavy rain and lightning nearly every afternoon during the summer months (in fact, it is seriously raining right now!), and my busy preschooler needs something to entertain him. For a fun activity that you can tie back to reading, try making paper plate crafts to pair with a favorite story!
Pete the Cat is a family favorite character, and A Pet For Pete shows off a cute goldfish. We actually have goldfish, so my son enjoys the colorful photos and overall pet theme. We created a simple paper plate craft to make our own pet for Pete!
To get started, gather your materials.
- Pete the Cat A Pet For Pete children’s book
- Paper plate
- Sky blue craft paint
- Orange card stock
- Black crayon or marker
1. Cut the top off your paper plate with your scissors making a slight “C” shape
2. Using your blue paint and paint brush and paint a straight line about an 1″ under where you cut and let dry
3. Cut a basic fish shape out of your orange card stock and draw on a eye, mouth, and fin with your black crayon
4. Now glue the piece you cut from your plate upside down and just under the bottom on your plate
5. Glue Pete’s pet fish onto the water on the fishbowl and let your fishy bowl dry.