Scat the Cat is one of my favourite felt story stories/activities to present to Preschool aged children during circle time. As I tell the story, I ask children to think of things that are the colors of the cat. This step of thinking of something that stems from the mind's memory rather than what is visual available, fosters a child's creative and imaginative development.
My version of this story....
Once upon a time there was a black cat. His mom was black, his dad was black and his brothers and sisters were black.
This cat had a very special hat, it was magical. When he put it on his head, he could change his color.
So, on this day, Scat the Cat put on his hat and said, "I'm Scat the Cat and with my hat, I am going to change my colors just like that!"
And Scat the Cat changed himself into a blue cat. He was blue as blue can be. He was as blue as....(this is when the children are given some time to provide answers. Get ready, as the children get very excited as they provide answers).
But after awhile, he was tired of being blue, and so he put on his hat and he said, "I'm Scat the Cat and with my hat, I'm going to change my colors just like that!"
And Scat the Cat changed himself into a red cat....
AND SO ON.
The story ends when you are finished the colors OR when it seems right with the children, with...
Scat the Cat realized he was happy being a black cat. He didn't know why he wanted to change. And so he put on his hat and he said, "I'm Scat the Cat and with my hat, I change back into a black cat".