Story Time Starter: Dog Tales

September 14, 2016

Children love stories about dogs and the library is full of some amazing ones.  There are books about big dogs, little dogs, funny dogs, red dogs and even dogs that don’t know how to bark.  A story time about dogs always promises to be lots of fun for children of all ages.  Here is a list of some of our favorite dog tales as well as some additional dog songs, rhymes and crafts.

Dog Stories:

Bark George by Jules Feiffer

Digger Dog by William Bee

Dog in Charge by K. L. Going

Dog’s Colorful Day by Emma Dodd

A Dog Needs a Bone!  By Audrey Wood

Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion

I’m My Own Dog by David Ezra Stein

The Pigeon Wants a Puppy by Mo Willems

Rrralph by Lois Ehlert

Simon’s New Bed by Christian Trimmer

 

When reading stories to children it’s always fun to include a few rhymes or finger plays. Here are a couple of doggy rhymes that are simple and easy to repeat.

Puppy’s Doghouse

This is puppy’s doghouse (put tips of fingers together)

This is puppy’s bed (hands flat, palms upward)

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

Where he can be fed.

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

His name is on it, too.

Take a stick and throw it (make throwing motion)

And he’ll bring it back to you!

 

My Doggie Has Fleas

My doggie has fleas from his nose to his knees

More fleas than he ever could catch!

We sprinkled and sprayed him

But nothing would save him!

So, now we just call him “Old Scratch”

 

B I N G O  ( a fun song to sing)

There was a farmer had a dog

And Bingo was his name O

B I N G O

B I N G O

B I N G O

And Bingo was his name O

There was a farmer had a dog

And Bingo was his name O

(CLAP)  I N G O

(CLAP)  I N G O

(CLAP)  I N G O

And Bingo was his name O

(KEEP SINGING AND CLAPPING, ELIMINATING ONE LETTER AT AT TIME UNTIL YOU JUST CLAP AT THE END OF THE SONG)

 

Dog Crafts to Try at Home

Dog PaperBag Puppet: http://www.dltk-kids.com/animals/mbagdog.htm 

Paper Plate Dog:   http://www.dltk-kids.com/animals/mplate-dog.htm

 

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