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Rhymes, Crafts, and Printouts to Color
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Dog Crafts:
DELIGHTFUL DOG CARD


An easy-to-make card for dog lovers.
Dog-Ear Envelope Bookmark Craft


Some people bend the corner of a book's page to mark where they are (this is called dog-earing a book). Librarians do not like having their books dog-eared! You can avoid annoying your librarian by making a simple bookmark from the corner of an old envelope. You can adapt this craft to make other bookmarks using different pictures, including flowers, butterflies, cats, or any other image you like.
DOG MASK

Print out and decorate magnificent masks, including a dog, cat, lion, pig, koala, and robot.
DOG PAPER BAG PUPPET


An easy way to make a dog puppets.
DOG STYROFOAM PUPPET


Make adorable puppets from styrofoam trays and drinking straws.
BENDABLE MAGNETIC ANIMALS AND PEOPLE


You can make simple, bendable magnetic animals using doughnut-shaped magnets and pipe cleaners.
DOG COLORING BOOK


A dog coloring book you can print out.

Dog Rhymes:


Bingo


Hark, Hark, The Dogs Do Bark!


Hey, Diddle Diddle, The Cat and The Fiddle


The House that Jack Built


Knick, Knack, Paddy Whack


Oh Where, Oh Where has My Little Dog Gone?


Old MacDonald


Old Mother Hubbard


There was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly

(And eventually a dog!)

Dog Activities:
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Trace or Cut Out the Dog

Use a pencil to trace the dog or cut it out with a scissors. Or go to a pdf of the worksheet (subscribers only).
cat acrostic poem

Dog Acrostic Poem

Write a poem about dogs. Start each line with a letter from the word "DOGS."
Canis Major

Canis Major Connect-the-Dots Printout

Connect the dots to find Canis Major (the big dog constellation) on this printout. Then read about this constellation that contains the brightest star in the night sky, Sirius.
Adjective

Find 8 Adjectives Describing a Dog

Write eight adjectives describing a dog and then use each adjective in a sentence.
Write a story about the picture d

Picture Prompt 'D'

Write a story about the picture - D. The picture shows a dachshund in a doghouse (the doghouse has the name Dale on it). Three other dogs are outside the doghouse.
Draw and Compare

Draw and Compare Dogs

Draw two dogs and then answer simple questions comparing them, for example, "Which dog is shaggier?"
Match syllables

Match the Syllables: Dog Words

Match two syllables to make 10 dog words. The words are spaniel, poodle, boxer, setter, greyhound, collie, husky, beagle, bulldog, dingo. Or go to the answers.
poem

Dog Poem - Poetry Prompt

Write a poem about a dog. The lines of the poem begin with: It sees, It hears, It feels, It understands, It moves, It needs, It runs, It wants, It eats, and It dreams.
writing prompt

Write Ten Things About Dogs

A one-page printable worksheet. Write ten things about dogs (plus one thing you would like to change).


Dalmatian Joke:
Subtract, then Decode the Riddle


Solve the subtraction problems, then use the alphabet code to answer the dog riddle, "Why can't Dalmatians win hide and seek?" Answer - They're always spotted. Or go to the answer page.


Raining Cats and Dogs Riddle:
Subtract, then Decode the Riddle


Solve the addition and subtraction problems, then use the alphabet code to answer the weather riddle, "What's worse than raining cats and dogs? (Answer - Hailing taxis). Or go to the answer page.


Animal Keeping Time:
Add, then Decode the Riddle


Solve the addition problems, then use the alphabet code to decode the answer to the animal riddle, "Which animal keeps the best time?" (Answer = A watchdog). Or go to the answer page.


Lazy Dog:
Divide, then Decode the Riddle


Solve the division problems, then use the alphabet code to decode the answer to the animal riddle, "What do lazy dogs do for fun?" (Answer = They chase parked cars). Or go to the answer page.
unscramble the sentence

Dogs:
Unscramble the Sentences Worksheet

Unscramble the words of each simple sentence, then use the first word of each sentence to form the secret message. Or go to the answer page.
Dog Thoughts: Writing Prompt
shape poem
dog

Write inside the dog's thought bubble, expressing the thoughts of the dog. Or go to a pdf of the worksheet.
Words and Thoughts with Dog: Writing Prompt
balloonballoon
face      dog

Write inside the characters' speech and thought balloons. Or go to a pdf of the worksheet.
list

Write 10 Things You Should Never Teach Your Dog
Writing prompt: Write ten things you should never teach your dog.
Adjectives Describing A Dog
dog

Write adjectives describing a dog in and around the dog. Or go to a pdf of the worksheet.
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Unscramble Adjectives:
Adjectives Describing A Dog

Unscramble the adjectives describing a dog. Go to the answers. Or go to a pdf of the worksheet and the answers. (site subscribers only)



Dog Jokes and Riddles for Kids
You can find tons of very corny dog jokes and riddles for kids.


Word of the Day Worksheets

These worksheets on elementary vocabulary have the student do an in-depth examination of a word that the teacher supplies. The student defines the word, uses the word in a sentence, identifies which part of speech it is, draws a picture that exemplifies the word, determines how many syllables it has, finds rhyming words, supplies synonyms and antonyms, etc. Pick a dog-related word for a fun spelling activity.


Dog-Related Vocabulary Word List

A list of words related to dogs.

Write an Animal Report:


Simple Animal Report Worksheet

Draw the animal, then write about the animal's anatomy, diet, where it lives, and interesting facts.



Animal Report Graphic Organizers Printouts
Graphic Organizers can help students think about and list the major topics that will be researched and covered in an animal report.
Word Wheel

Animal Report Wheel

Make an animal report wheel using this 2-page print-out; it consists of a base page together with a wheel that spins around. Use the wheel to write facts about the animal, including: Scientific Name, Type of Animal, Color, Size, Diet, Enemies, Habitat, Range, Life Cycle, Life Span, Endangered?, Something Interesting. Also, draw the animal on the top of the wheel. The student then writes a paragraph on interesting features about the animal.

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Write an Animal Report
Tips and guidelines for writing a great animal report (plus a rubric to evaluate your work).

Dog Printouts to Color:
cat acrostic poem

Dog Acrostic Poem

Write a poem about dogs. Start each line with a letter from the word "DOGS."


How Many Dogs?
Printable Activity Book

A short, printable book about dog and the numbers from 1 to 10 for early readers, with pages for the student to cut out, items to count and color, and a short phrase to copy.
DOG COLORING BOOK


A dog book you can print out and color in.
Dog external anatomy

Dog External Anatomy

Label the dog external anatomy diagram.
Answers

Dog Breeds:


African Wild Dog

The African Wild Dog (also known as the Cape Hunting Dog) hunts in packs in Africa.


Airedale Terrier

The Airedale is the largest terrier.


Alaskan Malamute

The Alaskan malamute is a powerful sled dog from Alaska.


American Cocker Spaniel

A friendly, obedient dog that was originally bred to hunt birds.


Basset Hound

The Basset Hound is a lively and devoted dog. It was originally bred in Great Britain to hunt rabbits and hares.


Beagle

The Beagle is a friendly, playful dog. It was originally bred as a rabbit hunter.


Bichon Frise

The Bichon Frise is a small, friendly, active dog with a very silky coat.


Bloodhound

The Bloodhound is the heaviest hound dog and is an incredible scent tracker.


Border Collie

The Border Collie is an energetic, hard-working herding dog.


Boston Terrier

The Boston Terrier is an intelligent, lively, short-haired dog.


Boxer

The Boxer is a powerful, muscular, playful dog that was originally bred in Germany.


Bulldog

The Bulldog is a muscular, wrinkled, powerful dog that was originally bred in Britain.

Cape Hunting Dog

The Cape Hunting Dog (also known as the African Wild Dog) hunts in packs in Africa.
Chihuahua
Chihuahua

The chihuahua is a small, alert, and playful dog; it was originally bred in Mexico.

Collie

The collie is a friendly, intelligent, and obedient dog.


Companion Dogs

Companion dogs are generally small dogs that have a sweet and gentle nature.


Dachshund

The Dachshund is an active dog with a long body and short legs.


Dalmatian

The Dalmatian is a distinctive white dog with spots.


Dhole

The dhole is a wild dog from Asia.


Dingo

The dingo is a wild dog from Australia.


Doberman Pinscher Dog

The Dobe is a loyal, intelligent dog. It was originally bred as a police dog in Germany.


German Shepherd Dog

A hard-working, herding dog that was originally from Germany.


Golden Retriever

A friendly, intelligent, energetic, and very popular dog.


Great Dane

The Great Dane is a large, short-haired dog that was originally bred to hunt large game.


Greyhound

The Greyhound is the fastest breed of dog for short distance runs.


Gun Dogs

Gun dogs were bred to accompany hunters; they track game, point the game out to the hunter, and/or retrieve the game.


Herding Dogs

Herding dogs were originally bred to move and guard livestock (like sheep, cattle, and reindeer).


Hounds

Hounds are dogs that were originally bred as hunters.


Husky

The Siberian husky is a hard-working, fast-running sled dog that was originally from Siberia.


Irish Setter

A friendly, energetic, and high-spirited dog that is both a pointer and a setter.


Jack Russell Terrier

A bold, alert, robust dog bred originally to drive small animals from their burrows.


Labrador Retriever

The Labrador Retriever is a stocky, intelligent, and even-tempered dog; it is the most popular dog in the USA.


Lhasa Apso

The Lhasa Apso is a small, long-haired dog that is originally from Tibet.


Mastiff

The Mastiff is a huge, intelligent, and powerful dog that is often used as a guard dog.


Miniature Schnauzer

A small, lively dog that was originally bred in Germany to hunt rodents on farms.


Old English Sheepdog

The Old English Sheepdog is an affectionate, long-haired dog that was originally bred in Great Britain.


Pekingese

The Pekingese is a small, long-haired dog with a flattened face. It was originally bred in China as a royal companion dog.


Pomeranian

The Pomeranian is a small, friendly, intelligent companion dog.


Poodle

The poodle is a lively, intelligent dog that was originally bred to retrieve game from the water.


Portuguese Water Dog

The Portuguese water dog is an active, intelligent dog. It was originally bred to help fishermen.
Portuguese Water Dog

Portuguese Water Dog:
Printable Read-and-Answer Worksheet

A printable worksheet on the Portuguese Water Dog, with a short text to read, a picture to label, and questions to answer. Or go to the answers.


Pug

The Pug is a loyal, affectionate dog that has a squarely-built body and a flat, wrinkled face. It was originally bred in China.
Rottweiler

Rottweiler

The Rottweiler is a powerful, muscular, determined dog that was originally bred in Rottweil, Germany, as a cattle guarding and herding dog.


Scottish Terrier (Scotty)

The Scottish Terrier (also known as the Scotty and Aberdeen Terrier) is a small, independent-minded dog that was originally bred in Great Britain to hunt foxes and badgers.


Siberian Husky

A hard-working, fast-running sled dog that was originally from Siberia.


St. Bernard

A large, muscular, heroic dog originally from Switzerland.


Terriers

Alert, robust, curious dogs that were originally bred to drive small animals from their burrows.


West Highland White Terrier

A lively, assertive dog that was originally bred in Scotland in the 1800's to hunt rats.


Whippet

A confident, fast-running hound dog that was originally from Great Britain.


Wild Dogs

Wild dogs are meat eaters who run down their prey.
Rottweiler

Working Dogs

Working dogs are those breeds that have been trained to do various tasks, like pulling sleds or guarding.


Yorkshire Terrier

A small, intelligent, long-haired dog that is a wonderful companion.

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