Cats are cute. Kids are cute. But when cats and kids get together to play, they are cuter than the sum of their parts. These photos that we collected (and, hopefully, the ones that you guys will submit as well) of children playing with cats are a perfect storm of cuteness.

Playing is important for both the cat's development and the child's, but it's often good to supervise them – for both the child's and the cat's sake. Cats are used to playing with their claws and teeth bared. This may not be a problem when a kitten does it, but if not dissuaded, this behavior can continue into adulthood, when it becomes dangerous. Children, for their part, can often get excited and underestimate their own strength, either hurting the cat or provoking it to defend itself.

If you've got any cute pictures of kids playing with their cats, please add them to this list!

#1

Child And His Cat

Elena Shumilova Report

DianeHarknessBrokenshire 5 years ago

Elena Shumilova is an incredible photographer.....love her work....use of light. Excellent!!

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#2

Child And His Cat

Natasha Parfenova Report

SergeyKyureghyan 5 years ago

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#4

Child And His Cat

Svetlana Kvashina Report

RockyEncalada 5 years ago

You fish, I eat...we are friends for life.

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#5

Child And His Cat

Slavina Bahchevanova Report

JuliaKatharina 5 years ago

Like me and my kitty when I was little... even the same kind of cat! Gosh, I miss her

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#6

Child And His Cat

Michiyo Clark Report

ThitimaBoonserm 5 years ago

Precious.....

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#7

Child And His Cat

Suzy Mead Report

ShaneMead 5 years ago

Sweetness! RIP Leo.

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#8

Child And His Cat

Valery Neumiarzhytski Report

GrahamKavanagh 5 years ago

This game's boring... Let's play mousetrap!

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#9

Child And His Cat

Elena Shumilova Report

BonnieDrost 5 years ago

I hug you ♡

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#10

Child And His Cat

Alain Laboile Report

HeatherMallak 5 years ago

I would actually never let any living thing underneath all of thise plates and glasses. My worry ruins a shot like this

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#11

Child And His Cat

Geoffrey Jones Report

HazelWaring 5 years ago

"Get into their minds when they are young, then, when they are taller, they will reach the food off the kitchen counter"

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#12

Child And His Cat

Magorzata Frohmberg Report

MarthaSchoen 4 years ago

GO!

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#13

Child And His Cat

Miss Gruviera Report

TsvetaKoleva 5 years ago

One unhappy kitteh

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#14

Child And His Cat

Kris Oneal Report

MarthaSchoen 4 years ago

He snores!

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#15

Child And His Cat

Zorie Huang Report

VeraSalgueiro 5 years ago

<3 perrrrrfect! :D

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#16

Child And His Cat

Ana Rosenberg Report

TrishRademacher 5 years ago

Bubbles!!!

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#17

Children And Their Cat

Izabela Urbaniak Report

LynnOtto 5 years ago

Incredible composition. Beautiful

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#18

Child And His Cat

Ramune Golysenskiene Report

MarthaSchoen 4 years ago

Lots of furry love!

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#19

Children And Their Cat

Briken Voci Report

Gaye-FrancesAlexander 5 years ago

OK, what's in this for me, eh?

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#20

Child And His Cat

Beth Mancuso Report

AmyHeicher 5 years ago

<3 it!

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#21

Child And His Cat

Sheena Jibson Report

ZvezdomiraGeorgieva 5 years ago

Ahhhh ^^ Kids, cats and Harry Potter :)

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#22

Child And His Cat

Alessandro Bosio Report

#23

Child And His Cat

Beth Mancuso Report

#24

Child And His Cat

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Danijela Junasevic 5 years ago

hhhmmmmm... that looks like an unsolvable problem...

#25

Child And His Cat

Angelika Pfortsch Report

tenshi0tsubasa 5 years ago

Both have amazing eyes!!

#26

Child And His Cat

Ausra Breiseth Report

Leanne Parker 5 years ago

The cat 'on' the hat!

#27

Cute Distraction

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#28

Child And His Cat

White Cat Report

РобертинаБожкова 5 years ago

My fav! Love it!

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#30

Child And His Cat

Ana Rosenberg Report

#31

Child And His Cat

Simply By Suzy Report

DanijelaJunasevic 5 years ago

let's dance!

#32

Child And His Cat

Emre Erdogan Report

#33

Child And His Cat

Sacha Report

#34

Child And His Cat

Alain Laboile Report

Wanda Queen 5 years ago

What? The cat is clearly yawning. The child is barely touching it!

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#35

Boy And His Kitten

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#36

Walking In A Winter

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TRPbjs1927 5 years ago

fist thing I see.... the cats anus

#38

Bliss

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CindiLeBlanc 5 years ago

Sweet!

#39

Child And His Cat

Casper Cybuch Report

#40

Alva And Asta (before They Started To Play Hide And Seek)

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#41

His Best Friend

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#43

Cat Hug

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#45

Celeste & Dalí

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#46

Child And His Cat

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#47

A Purrfect Babysitter..

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TrishRademacher 5 years ago

"My baby, I'll purrtect him"

#48

Sapphire 1988

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#49

Best Friends!

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RaoDevidas 5 years ago

The most adorable & natural pic that reveals innate closeness between child & animal. Also the camera man's eye for beauty!!

#50

Maya And Her "baby"

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#51

In The Parc

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#52

Forever Friends

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Watashi wa Dian 5 years ago

so sweet...

#53

Boy And Cat

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Kiss Army 1 year ago

Such love.

#54

Reagan's Cat

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5 years ago

This cat would follow her around our horse farm, the way a dog follows his master. It was so cute. We miss her.

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#55

Love Love Love

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#56

Rare Quiet Moment

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#57

Benny & Frankie.best Friends.

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#58

Cat Friends

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#59

Best Friends

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TRPbjs1927 5 years ago

I wore this outfit yesterday

#60

Jude & Pebbles

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#61

Mummy - Please Let Me Have A Kitten Face

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#62

Augusta With Her Kitten.

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#63

My Little Sister And My Cat Nero.

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#64

Child And His Cat

Elena Yaschenko Report

#65

Nap

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#66

A Boy And His Kitten

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Bethany Lambert 5 years ago

:)

#67

Best Friends

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#68

Waiting For The School Bus With My Cat Gizmo!

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Watashi wa Dian 5 years ago

wasting time with pet :) i want it

#69

Eyes Are Finally Open And Having A Look Around.

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#70

Child And His Cat

Zafer Guder Report

#71

Child And His Cat

Simona Reinyte Report

Zvezdomira Georgieva 5 years ago

Beautiful little nymph ^^

#72

Izzy And Giggles Cuddle After Playtime

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#73

Sharing The Water

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Trish Rademacher 5 years ago

Curiosity. "What ya got??"

#74

Love...

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TrishRademacher 5 years ago

Those blue eyes.

#75

Just A Kiss...

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#76

First Love

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#77

"mom She Fell Asleep, Now What Do I Do?"

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#80

Jean-luc & Moggie

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#82

Play Cat On The Play Mat

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#83

Child And His Cat

Manuel Lara Report

#84

Children And Their Cat

Svetlana Batura Report

#85

Cuddle Time With My Boys.

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#86

Cat Obsessed Grandmother 1988

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#87

Daily Kitten

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#88

Josephine & Whizzie

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Leanne Parker 5 years ago

Pull my finger!