D is for Dog

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It is D week with our Preschool letter of the week series. Here are some of our favorite books about Dogs. Followed by that, you will find a list of simple activities!

Books

Board Books (for younger children)

Download this PRINTABLE BOOK LIST to take with you to the library: D is for Dog Book List

Literacy

  • Make your own Dd is for Dog watercolor page.
  • Talk about the sound that D makes. We use the Letter Factory Song (to the tune of the Farmer in the Dell):
    • The D says, “duh.” The D says “duh.” Every letter makes a sound. The D says “duh.”
  • See if your child can think of any other words that start with “duh.” Duck, donut, dad, dinosaur,etc.
    • Check out books on these topics too!
  • Draw a bubble letter D and have your child put stickers in the open space. This is good for fine motor skills as well.
  • Download this free letter of the week coloring sheet. You can use this for dot-a-dot, coloring, or stickering. Alphabet Coloring Sheets (variety pack) PDF
  • Try these Upper and Lower Case Dot-a-Dot sheets that include a letter recognition portion.

Math and Science

  • Look at a dog (or picture of  a dog) and talk about/count different parts of the dog (2 ears, 2 eyes, 4 legs, 1 tail, etc).
  • See if your child can name animals with…
    • no legs
    • 2 legs
    • 4 legs
  • Learn the names of different breeds of dogs. Talk about how they are different.
  • Keep a count of how many dogs you see this week.
  • Talk about the difference between wild dogs and domesticated dogs. Name some wild dogs you might see at a zoo.

Music and Art

  • Sing B-I-N-G-O
  • Sing 1 Little, 2 Little, 3 little doggies to the tune of 10 Little Indians.

PE

  • Act like a dog!
    • Walk on all fours
    • Wag your tail
    • Lick water from a bowl
    • Beg
    • Roll over
    • Play dead
    • Play fetch

Happy Reading!

Trish

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