My family is in love with Pete the Cat. We’re also having fun with the Kindness Elves this year. So, can we combine the two?
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Why My Family Loves Pete the Cat
Pete the Cat is just awesome. He’s silly, fun, has groovy songs (yes, that’s how Pete the Cat talks), and has good messages for kids (and adults) in his books.
The Kindness Elves Meet Pete the Cat
Pete the Cat Saves Christmas is totally unrealistic … and lots of fun. It has a wonderful message and song that runs through the book:
“Give it your all, give it your all.
At Christmas we give,
so give it your all.”
So that was going to be my theme with the Kindness Elves and Pete the Cat.
But first, the Kindness Elves had to meet Pete the Cat.
One day, when Zoey (my 2-year-old granddaughter) arrived at my house, she found the Kindness Eves on the book Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes. There was a heart-shaped note with the message “Let’s spend some special time reading books with Grandpa!” My husband and Zoey love to read Pete the Cat books together, so that’s a natural for both of them.
The next time, the Kindness Elves were on Pete the Cat Saves Christmas. This time, the note said “Let’s go to the food and toy drive with Pete the Cat and give it our all!” You can listen to and learn the tune for the song at Harper Collins sing-along version of the book.
Off to the Salvation Army Food and Toy Drive with the Kindness Elves and Pete the Cat
I like to keep Kindness Elf activities sweet and simple with a toddler, so we attended the Salvation Army food and toy drive at the mall. (Even though Zoey’s part is sweet and simple, this is our most elaborate Kindness Elf activity for the season. In general, they’re even easier than this. See my post telling about all our Kindness Elf activities with a toddler.)
Of course, Pete the Cat would be a great focus for the Kindness Elves with preschoolers through early-elementary-age kids, too. You’d just want to adapt the activity according to your kids’ ages.
Zoey, Chea (my daughter-in-law and Zoey’s mommy), Christina (my daughter and Zoey’s aunt), and I were all able to attend the food and toy drive. Zoey wore her Little Passports Dino Backpack … except with Pete the Cat and the Kindness Elves instead of the dinosaurs.
To keep things simple, the gifts were prepared ahead of time. Zoey and Christina made sure everything was ready.
Zoey was the one who gave the gifts.
Sweet and simple … and a memorable way to make a difference at Christmas, thanks to the Kindness Elves and Pete the Cat. 🙂
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