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Tribute to the Dog our First Pet and Domesticated Animal!
Discuss some of this information with the children and adapt to the age group. Dog, dogs, dogs! Yes, dogs are believed to be human's first domesticated animal and pet. The dog has been given the title of: "Honorary Human" Why?
Dogs and human beings started a wonderful friendship more than 14,000 years ago! That was a long time ago! For this reason we will start to celebrate the joy of pets and the joy they bring to us by paying tribute to them, since they have certainly earned that right. Dogs have an endless list of good attributes and help human beings in almost every area. In the beginning they started helping us search for food, later they gave us many other gifts: friendship, unconditional love, protection, safety, search and rescue, safeguarding liberty, helping the disabled population, and because of their love and companionship they help us live longer and healthier lives! Again this is just a fraction of what they have done and do for us. Online resource > Dog at Wikipedia.org
Below are a series of activities to chose from. You may want to extend the dog theme over a three day period or more with breaks in between.
Holidays > Chinese New Year > The dog is one of the twelve animals represented in the Chinese zodiac.
Literature / Literacy > It is important to include related literature to the activities review suggestions in the dog theme.
Activity > Dog Crafts
There a number wonderful crafts and coloring page activities to choose from. To motivate and keep the children interested you may want to choose the craft based on what type of dog the child likes or has at home. Also, children may prefer to choose a famous book character or TV/cartoon character.
Here are some suggestions to help you choose a craft or coloring page activity.
Generic Dog Crafts: A generic dog craft works well with large groups so everyone is doing the same craft and easier to manage by the educator or child care provider. The easiest is the first - a paper bag puppet but it can also be attached to two craft sticks (3 pieces). The other crafts require a toilet paper tube or print on card stock and you can still roll the template to form the cylinder shape:
Activity > Dog coloring pages [many breeds]
Enjoy this online puzzle. These are great for a break and the whole family can enjoy them by adjusting the amount of pieces from 6 to 247 - click on the change cut button.
Letter D Dog printable activities
Letter P Puppy printable activities
Dog online jigsaw puzzle
Refer to activities for printable dog crafts.
Dog coloring pages [many breeds]
*paper, card stock or
*glue or glue stick