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Cat in the Hat Paper Plate Therapy Activity

Cat in the Hat Paper Plate Therapy Activity

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday and reinforce therapy skills with this fun and easy craft! It only takes a few supplies and comes together quickly. You can use this activity to work on following directions or as a reinforcement activity for speech and language skills where students earn the materials needed to complete their hat. I originally saw this activity here on the website “I Can Teach My Child.” You can have your students color the stripes, but I prefer to have them earn the paper stripes to glue on.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • paper plates (one for each student)
  • red paper cut into 1/2″ strips
  • pen or pencil
  • scissors
  • glue sticks

What to do:

  1. Fold each paper plate in half and draw a line around most of the rim of the paper plate and then make a rectangle.
  2. Cut it out.
  3. Have the students earn their plate and stripes and let them glue the red paper on. If you are working with a group, they can do this as they are waiting for their next turn.
  4. Trim the excess red paper that is hanging over the edge of the rectangle part their hat.
  5. (Optional – Write articulation target words on the back to practice at home.)

I hope you have fun with this cute craft!


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