My Four Groovy Buttons

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Homage to Eric Litwin's Pete the Cat

My Four Groovy Buttons

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For Families

Another favorite makes homage to Pete the Cat and his Four Groovy Buttons. A great counting story (video), and you'll find the song truly infectious.

We are accustomed to teaching with a model in front of a child, but these instructions should make it so that anyone can build one without our presence. We urge that parents and teachers be there to guide – but to allow the child to try to let the materials (and a picture of the final product) guide them. A wrong direction is always un-doable until you've glued something.

The Parts.

Pete assembled Front.

Pete assembled Back.

Now, color and then learn to count backwards with the video. My Buttons! My Buttons!...


Pete the Cat parts

Pete front

Pete back

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