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Special Activities


There are many different pets you can have. Pets are part of our families.  Sometimes you cannot keep a pet where you live.

Family Pets by Lola M. Schaefer

We will make a list of animals that would make a good pet.

“How Much is That Doggie in the Window?”


We will use a variety of colors of paint to decorate some birds to hang from our ceiling and we will make a pet collage with glue sticks.


Dogs and other pets need to be taken care of.  All pets need to be treated gently and lovingly.

My Pets and Me 1, 2, 3 : A Pets Counting Book by Tracey E. Dils


“Do You Know What Pet This Is?”


Today we will make dog biscuits to share with our own dog or the dog of a friend or neighbor.  We will get the chance to use tongs to feed bones to puppies.


Part of caring for a pet is feeding them. Bigger pets need to be kept outside.

A Dog Like Jack by Dyanne Disalvo-Ryan



We will mix corn syrup, bird seed, flour, and water together today and use it to make a bird feeder.  We will clip colored feathers to their corresponding birds.


Sometimes pets get sick, injured, or need a checkup.  Doctors for pets are called veterinarians.

We Need Veterinarians by Lola  M. Schaefer

“I Have a Pet”



We will add doctor equipment to the pet shop to take care of animals.  We will groom some pets in the water table.


Pets often need baths, their hair brushed, their toenails clipped. They need time to eat, sleep, and play.

I Spy Pets by Edward Gibbs

“In My House”

We will scoop plastic fish out of the water table using fish nets.

Changes to the Environment

The dramatic play area will feature a pet store this week. For art we will paint with feathers and for sensory play we will play with plastic pets in some bird seed.  For construction play we’ll use the unit blocks and loose parts to create homes for our pets.  We will get a chance to lace some beads onto feathers for small motor play.  For large motor play we will move like different pets while listening to animal actions on the iPod.

Special Notes