See below for free activities based on the book Dog on Log or go to my Pinterest page for more ideas.
Peek-a-boo Rat template
Based on the cheeky antagonist in the story, this little rat is a simple paper toy, which can be used in several ways. It can be used as a simple peek-a-boo toy, which younger children will enjoy. But it can also be used to teach prepositions to children. The rat is in the log; the rat is on the log – under, near, behind…and so on.
Balloon Animals (select from templates below)
These balloon animals are based on the gorgeous balloons in the book. Children can make and decorate the balloon animal of their choice and use it in their own story. If several balloons are made the story can be recreated; or they can simply be used as a tool for learning about animals (i.e., What animal is this? What sound does it make? Where would it live? etc).
Lunch Bag Puppets (Templates below)
Don’t have any balloons? No worries, use the templates below to make hand puppets from a lunch bag instead.
Grab your pencils or textas and add your own crazy style, like the dog below.
If you don’t have any lunch bags you can even make a puppet by folding a piece of paper in half and sticking down the two sides, leaving a space at the bottom for the hand to go inside (this is a good method for smaller hands).
Crochet Rat Toy
This cute crochet rat is easy to make and would make a lovely addition to go with the book as a gift for a younger child. It is based on the cheeky, cake-stealing rat in Dog on Log.
The rat could be used as a tool for teaching prepositions (as per peek-a-boo rat ) or simply as a toy to love.
It is approximately 12.5cm long (body length without tail). Click DOL Crochet Rat Pattern to download a free PDF of the pattern.