I think Love, Splat was the first Splat the Cat book I ever came across. It is really a darling story. Splat has made a special Valentine for the object of his affection, Kitten. He is embarrassed to give it to her and worse yet, he discovers another (more confident) cat also has eyes for Kitten. Splat must overcome his shyness, so that he can let Kitten know how much he likes her.
The twists in the story are very engaging and the illustrations are very original and full of detail. Love, Splat is a sweet and fun read aloud for Valentine's Day.
There are many ELA skills that you can work in with this book. I will use it to discuss character and how he changes through the story. My first grade friends will use the graphic organizer pictured below to below to put their thoughts down on paper.
If you would like a FREE copy of this handout, click on the picture.
(sorry so blurry-but you get the picture)
Also, construction paper Splats are pretty easy to create. We made some to put up in class for the next few weeks. The kids really liked making them.
If you would like a free copy of the pattern for this craftivity, click on one of the pictures below.
Love, Splat is a wonderful book with lots of teaching opportunities. If you do not already have a copy, highly recommend picking one up.
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Have a great week.