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Doggy Summer Preschool Activities from Ruth Washburn

It isn’t quite the Dog Days of Summer yet, but when it is too hot to be outside in the middle of the day, why not try some of these doggy themed summer preschool activities?

Toshi in the covered wagon

Toshi enjoying some time in the covered wagon. He loves summer preschool activities.

THIS IS PUPPY’S DOGHOUSE

(fingerplay)

This is puppy’s doghouse, (hands form peak over head)

This is puppy’s bed; (hands out in front, palms up)

This is puppy’s pan of milk, (cup hands together like a bowl)

Where he can be fed. (make licking motion)

This is puppy’s collar. (encircle neck with fingers)

His name is on it, too. (nod)

Take a stick and throw it! (throwing motion) He’ll bring it back to you. (rapidly pat leg with hand)

CHOW DOWN

Wouldn’t it be fun to eat like a puppy?

Put a favorite dry cereal in one bowl, milk in another and lap up breakfast!

Use bone-shaped cookie cutter to make favorite cookies, biscuits or to cut toast into “doggy snacks.”

KIBBLE TRAIL MIX

(a snack for people to eat!)

Create your own fun kibble snack.

Put one cup of any of the following ingredients into a bowl with a large spoon for stirring and scooping.

Give each child his or her own zip-lock sandwich bag and let them scoop themselves a snack.

  • Pretzels
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Dried apples
  • Almonds
  • Banana chips
  • Cheerios
  • Raisins
  • Graham cracker pieces
  • Coconut
  • Crispix cereal
  • Chex cereal

Looking for more fun doggy themed summer preschool activities?

Check out the Pikes Peak Library’s Grow-a-Reader literacy kits with tons of ideas. Doggone Fun