Dogs

Toddler Storytime

Book: Dog’s Noisy Day by Emma Dodd

dog's colorful day

Song: “B-I-N-G-O”

Magnetic Board Rhyme: Hey Diddle Diddle

hey diddle diddle

Book: This Old Man illustrated by Pam Adams

this old man

Rhyme: Leg Over Leg
Leg over leg,
As the dog went to Dover;
When he came to a stile,
Jump, he went over.
Source: NurseryRhymes.com

Song: “Paws on the Dog”
Tune: “Wheels on the Bus”
The paws on the dog go dig, dig, dig.
Dig, dig, dig, dig, dig, dig.
The paws on the dog go dig, dig, dig.
All over town.

The ears on the dog go flop, flop, flop…
The nose on the dog goes sniff, sniff, sniff…
The tongue on the dog goes lick, lick, lick…
The bark on the dog goes woof, woof, woof…
The tail on the dog goes wag, wag, wag…
Source: King County Library System

Book: Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell

dear zoo

Preschool Storytime

Book: The Dog Who Cried Wolf by Keiko Kasza

dog who cried wolf

Draw and Tell Story: BINGO!

bingo draw and tell
Source: Dr. Jean

Book: Widget by Lyn McFarland

widget

Felt Board Activity: Dog/Bone Color Match-Up
Red dog is saying bow-wow,
If you have a red bone bring it up now.
(Continue with various colors.)

dog/bone color match

Book: Oh, Tucker! by Steven Kroll

oh tucker

Book: Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell

Craft: Paper Bag Dog Puppet

dog paper puppet

Source: Free Kids Crafts

Summary: The kids seem to enjoy the picture books.  Dog’s Noisy Day and Dear Zoo were the most interactive.  With the toddlers, I whip out my two favorite dog puppets for “B-I-N-G-O” and “Paws on the Dog.”  The puppets help refocus the kids when they get wiggly.

I love when the kids yell out “there he is” during the BINGO draw and tell story.  I always have a few parents/caregivers laughing in the back.

After the preschoolers bring up their bones to match the dog, we count and begin to graph the bones.  Since I randomly pass out the bones, some dogs end up with more.  I ask the kids which color dog has the most bones, which dog has the least bones and which dogs have the same amounts.

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