Monday, September 12, 2011

Class Day ~ Go Dog Go!

GO DOG GO by P. D. Eastman

Here are some of the ideas that I took to do with the preK class at Class Day today.  Not saying we got to all of them, but these were the ones I found that sounded fun.  I also took toy cars for them to play with, we talked about opposites & touched on dog safety.

What’s in a Hat?
12 X 18 white paper, crayons, paints, yarn, buttons, beads, magazine pages, scissors, glue
Take a 12 x 18 inch piece of paper and fold it in half.  With the creased edge away from you, take the two upper corners and  fold them down so that they meet at the exact center.  Now fold the remaining flaps up, one on each side.  Tuck in the remaining points and tape them. Have the children decorate their hat.
FROM: Arkansas Arts Center (

Red Light Green Light
Was a nice game for outside time to get some energy out!

Torn Paper Dogs
Supply the children with a full sheet of white paper and half sheet of brown paper. Ask them to make a dog by tearing pieces of the brown paper and gluing them onto the white paper. Small amounts of other colored paper may be used. 
Dog Ear Headbands
Have the children cut out two strips of paper that when connected will fit around their head. Connect the strips with glue or tape, (staples will catch the child's hair). Supply the children with brown paper for ears and have them cut the paper however they want to and tape them on the outside of the headband. Ask the children what they would like you to write on their headband 
Sticker Art
Supply the children with stickers of dogs and have them place them on a piece of white paper. 
Paint like a Dog
Supply the children with paper and paint and have the children paint like a dog might paint. You may want to have them put a pair of clean socks on their hands to help them imagine not having fingers to use. 
Sponge Art
Supply the children with sponges of dogs and paint and have them dip the sponge in paint and press onto white paper. 
Dog Collages 
Have the children cut out pictures of dogs from magazines, and glue them onto a piece of paper for a collage. 
Paper Plate Dog Mask
Have the children paint a paper plate brown. When dry have the children add facial and ears made from construction paper. Cut out holes for the eyes and add a popsicle stick to the back of the plate near the bottom with glue. 
Dog or Bone Rubbings
Cut dog shapes from paper doilies or sandpaper. Tape these shapes to the table. Have the children place a piece of thin white paper over the shapes and rub a crayon over the shape. 
Cookie Cutter Painting
Put a small amount of tempera paint in a large shallow container. (A pie tin works well) Show your child how to dip the dog shaped cookie cutter in the paint and press onto a piece of paper to create a print. 
Dog Bone Prints
Supply the children with dog bones. Have the children dip the bones into paint and press onto paper. 
Dog or Bone Shape Match Up
---Cut out dog or bone Shapes from different colors of paper. Give each child one dog or bone Shape. Ask the children to find one person with the same color dog or bone Shape. 
Dog or Bone Sizing 
Cut out many different sized dog or bone. Ask the children to line up the dog or bone from largest to smallest. 
Dog or Bone Numbers 
Cut out ten shapes. Number them one to ten. Ask the children to line up the shapes from one to ten. 
Dog or Bone Sort:
Supply the children with plenty of dog or bone shapes of many sizes and colors. Ask the chidlren to sort the shapes by size, color or type. 
Lacing cards
Cut colored poster board into a dog or bone shapes and punch holes around the edges. Then let your child lace yarn or a shoestring into the cards. 
Stamping Patterns
Use dog or bone rubber stamps to create a simple pattern on the top half of a piece of paper. Ask your child to help you recreate the pattern on the bottom half of the paper. Tip: Start with one stamp, and have your child pick which stamp you used. Start slowly and work your way up to more complicated patterns.
Musical Dogs
Cut out dog or bone shapes from colored paper. Laminate them and cut them out. Place them on the floor. It is best for younger children to have more shapes than children. Play music and have the children walk around the room. When the music stops, each child needs to find a shape to stand on. 
Dog and Bone Match
Cut out a variety of dog and bone shapes from different colors of paper. Have the children match the same color dog with the same color bone.
FROM: The Activity Idea Place- (

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