Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Preschool: Treat Your Cat Gently - Cut-out and Poem

I Love Little Kitty
I love little Kitty,
Her coat is so warm,
And if I don't hurt her,
She'll do me no harm.

So I'll not pull her tail,
Nor drive her away,
Kitty and I
Very gently will play.

She shall sit by my side,
And I'll give her some food;
And she'll love me because
I am gentle and good.

I'll pat pretty
And then she will purr;
And thus show her thanks
For my kindness to her;

But I'll not pinch her ears,
Nor tread on her paw,
Lest I should provoke her
To use her sharp claw.

I never will vex her,
Nor make her displeased -
Kitty *doesn't like
To be worried or teased.

- Anon

See here for printable version.

*There's a grammatical error at the end of the printable version at the above link. It should read, "For Kitty doesn't like to be teased.",  or maybe, " For kitties don't like to be teased.". 

Update: I found the original which is actually by Jane Taylor(not Anon)  in public domain, and it has the proper grammar at the end. See Poems by grades(1-4), 1907. To print this page, simply right click on the image of the page at the link, and print or save. If you don't right click on the image of the page, the entire screen will print.

You could also just copy and paste the one here on my post. It's in public domain.

Check here for cute vintage cat clip art. We've used this resource to cut and paste pictures on worksheets, stories, poems, etc. It's free for non-commercial purposes.


The Good Little Housewife said...

I am making a cloth book for my not quite 3 year old son. I came across this post last night and thought it would be a perfect poem to go along with some vintage cat pics I have. I want to make a cloth book for my 5 year old daughter. We have 4 cats and she is rough with them no matter how much they try to deter her. I am hoping a book like this will help. Thanks!!!

Alexandra said...

That cloth book sounds really cute! I hope it helps too...we have the same problem here. My five year old is still a bit rough with our cat, but she is getting better. Luckily, he is very good-natured.

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