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Katy Kangaroo doesn’t have a pouch, and she is distressed because she wants a pocket to carry her baby. Grab our free Katy No-Pocket activities and enjoy reading and learning together.

Thanks to Marie Drake and Jen Geary for helping with these Katy No-Pocket lapbook ideas and printables.

Katy No-Pocket Activities and Lapbook Printables

Letter K Pocket
Use Katy No-Pocket to introduce or review the letter K. For the lapbook, you are given a K pocket (a pocket, of course!) and cards.

Cards include these K words: kick, king, kangaroo, key, kite, kittens, kiss, and kettle.

Animal Families
Lots of animal families are shown throughout the story. Can your student recall them?

Animal families have different names just like human families. Use this book to introduce your student to some of these animal family names.

  • Lion family: daddy (lion), mama (lioness), baby (cub)
  • Kangaroo family: daddy (boomer), mama (flyer), baby (joey)
  • Sheep family: daddy (ram), mama (ewe), baby (lamb)

Kangaroo Fingerplay
Have fun acting out this short fingerplay about a funny kangaroo.

My Little Book of Kangaroo Facts
Your student can color the pictures and paste them to the pages. Read the kangaroo facts together.

Tool Cards
The construction worker in this story has a lot of tools. Use the tool cards to make a memory matching game, or use them to make a BINGO game.

Tools include: measuring tape, screw, hammer, pliers, pipe wrench, Phillips screwdriver, paintbrush, saw, wrench, brace, hedge clippers, and standard screwdriver.

K is for Kangaroo
Another K is for . . . page has been provided for you to use, if desired. It includes another fingerplay about five baby kangaroos.

Make an Apron (with pockets!)
For an extra special treat, buy an apron for your student at a craft store and sew on a few pockets for your student! Your student will love carrying the tool cards or some small stuffed animals in the apron. If you don’t sew, you can use liquid stitch (glue), or an iron on stitch.

How to Get Started with the Katy No-Pocket Activities and Lapbook

Follow these simple instructions to get started with the Katy No-Pocket lapbook.

  1. Buy a copy of the book, Katy No-Pocket, or find it at your local library.
  2. Print the Katy No-Pocket lapbook.
  3. Choose and prepare the lapbook activities you want to use.
  4. Enjoy a week of fun-filled learning with your preschool student.

Download Your Katy No-Pocket Lapbook

Simply click on the image below to grab your free Katy No-Pocket lapbook.

Katy No-Pocket Lapbook

More Preschool Resources

If your student enjoyed Katy No-Pocket, check out these other preschool resources:

This set of Australian Animal printables includes a kangaroo, koala, emu, and even a wombat.

Australian Animals Printables

Try this unit study and printables based on Curious George, another book by H. A. Rey (who illustrated Katy No-Pocket).

Curious George Unit Study & Printables

Here is another book and set of printables that’s jam packed with animals, Quick as a Cricket.

Quick as a Cricket Unit Study and Lapbook