Click below for free printable activities based on the book Dog on Log or go to my Pinterest page for more ideas. Teacher notes for Dog on Log can be accessed through Scholastic online.
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 (Use templates above)
Don’t have any balloons? No worries, use the templates above to make a hand puppet from a lunch bag instead.
Grab some textas and bring 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).