Need for lesson - Pet supplies such as a leash, bowls, hamster ball, fish bowl, food, etc. Items can be placed in a basket for the children to explore with or placed on a table.
can be pasted onto an index file card for quick reference
We have learned that there are many different kids of pets. If you have a pet or will one day, it is important to take care of your pet. It is an important job. What kind of things do we need to do to take care of a pet? Pets need attention, food, water, a clean cage if they live in one, and most pets need to visit a veterinarian for shots that hep to stay healthy. What is a veterinarian? We found out about heir job when we talked about community workers. To be a pet owner means you will be responsible to take care of your pet or pets. These are some things you may need for a pet. Let's talk about what they are and what they are used for.
What about a pet dog? How do we take care of a dog? They need to be fed. Some dogs have fur that may need to brushed regularly. Dogs really like to go for walks, so to be a responsible dog owner you would need to take the dog for a walk. Dogs can be trained to do tricks, can you think of something you can teach a dog to do? Dogs can also be trained to do other wonderful things. Police may have dogs to help them with their jobs. Some dogs are trained to help people that are blind. They are called Guide Dogs. The dog is helps the blind person to get around. Dogs can be a good loyal friend to their owners.
Pet Dog Activity Book - I picked up this book at some point, but cannot remember where. It has a web site on the back, www. auburn.edu. Perhaps you can obtain one from this site. It is a real nice book on teaching children about dogs. It teaches children when not to bother a dog, how to approach a dog, etc. It is a well done coloring book.
Dog Activity Book
Pet Shapes - Provide various shapes of cut construction paper, glue, wiggle eyes, small flat toothpicks (whiskers), markers. Children can create pets using the paper shapes. (idea from preschool-plan-it)
"Doggie Doggie Where's Your Bone?" can be played. Need a bone and a chair. During circle time place the bone under the chair (which is facing outside of the circle - doghouse). Choose a child to sit in the chair to be the dog. Have them close their eyes and then choose another child to go and take the bone quietly and hide it in their lap. Remind children that they want to try and trick the 'dog' to think they took the bone. All together you say, "Doggie doggie where's your bone, someone took it from your home, guess who?" Now the child who is the dog gets three tries to guess who took the bone. Child who has the bone now becomes the 'dog' in the chair and child who was the dog chooses the next friend to take the bone.
Need for lesson - A book of your choice with an art or other activity to go with it.
Alphabet Rescue by Audrey Wood
I used letters from the Movable Aphabet for the story.