Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Where's Pete? Forget Waldo, We Want to Find Pete!

Last week I ordered a stuffed Pete the Cat from Amazon and I have been waiting patiently (HAH!) for Pete to be delivered to my house. I keep wondering, "Where's Pete?" which prompted me to write clues for a hunt for Pete. (Very similar to the Gingerbread Man hunt.) These clues are nothing brilliant, but I want to share them with all of you. I am offering them just as they are - no graphics, no fancy fonts. See what you think. If someone likes them enough to fancy them up: GREAT!! - just let me know.

Here is my plan - I will read the book Pete the Cat to my class on the first day of school. After finishing the book an envelope will mysteriously drop out of the book. The envelope will be addressed to Team Five. (I teach in room five so I refer to my class as Team Five.) Upon opening the envelope, we will find this note:

Dear Team Five,
My name is Pete and I am a cat.
I've been waiting for you, but where are you at?

I decided to look around; everything is so new.
But to help you find me, I will leave a clue.

Clue #1:
I went to Mrs.P to look for you.
She's so smart, she'll tell me what to do.

Walk, walk, as quiet as a hat.
Please find me; I'm Pete the Cat.

(Mrs. P is our secretary so we will go to the office and meet both Mrs. P and the principal if she is available. While there Mrs. P will hand us clue #2.)

Click here for the rest of the clues


  1. Very cute! Your kids will have a great time looking for Pete!

  2. This is so cute! Do you have a Pete the Cat stuffed critter or what will you use?

  3. The new book is perfect for a school tour and i am hiding Pete in the special ed room for the kids to find. I think its the perfect story since he goes from place to place at school.I can't wait to see how it goes. You could put all the clues in a sneaker the kids find in each place or make a sneaker with a color word or alphabet letter..

  4. This is such a great idea. I am going to use it with my little group of children with IEPs. Thank you for sharing!