- Visit a pet store and say hello to the dogs!
- Before you read …
- Gather some clipart of several animals (all the these above come from Microsoft Clipart, my favorite place to get free clipart!)
- Let the kids choose one clipart card and identify the animal.
- Sing the song below (to the tune “The Wheels on the Bus”)
- Continue with the remaining cards.
- Explain that "Bark, George" is about different animals and the sounds they make.
When [cows] say hello they [moo] to you,
[Moo] to you, [moo] to you.
When [cows] say hello they [moo] to you.
That's what they do.
- After you read …
- Have one child dress up like a George (a simple headband with dog ears) and you be George's mom (wear a red scarf).
- George selects one of the animals cards, then George's mom says "Bark, George!"
- The child then makes the sound of the animal on his card. Continue with all the cards.
- Feed the Dog
- Staple 2 paper plates together after cutting a slight half-circle from the bottom of the top plate (to form a mouth slot at the bottom).
- Decorate with a nose, eyes, ears & attach 2 dog ears.
- Staple a tongue to the bottom plate sticking out of the mouth.
- Cut out several bone shapes (see below)
- Label each with a different letter and place them upside-down on the floor.
- or label several with letter D and only feed the dog the D bones
- or write words that start with D (or names, or whatever sight words you may be working on) and have the kids identify those before feeding to the dog.
- The kids can pick a bone, name the letter and slip it inside the dog's mouth.