Story Time

Pets
Submitted by: Cheryl, Tomball
Audience
• Pre-school
Books
Always in Trouble by:Corinne Demas
Even after attending dog obedience school, Emma’s dog Toby misbehaves until she takes him back to become a “specially trained dog.”
The Snagglegrollop by:Daniel Postgate
Sam and his parents discover that the imaginary creature he has made up is a wonderful pet which can do amazing things, including giving same the courage to speak to a classmate he would like to have as a friend.
Don’t Lick the Dog: Making Friends with Dogs by:Wendy Wahman
Meeting a new dog can be scary. This is a humorous look at a serious topic: interacting with strange dogs. Children often don’t understand what a dog’s action means and can misread a threatening signal for a friendly one and vice versa. Important lessons are taught in a humorous ways.
What Pet to Get? by:Emma Dodd
Jacks mother agrees that he may have a pet, but when he suggests everything from an elephant to a tyrannosaurus rex, she must explain why each would be less than ideal.
Granny Gomez and Jigsaw by:Deborah Underwood
Granny Gomez’s pig, Jigsaw, grows too big to live in the house any more so she builds him his own barn, but she discovers that she is lonely without him.
Songs
How Much is that Doggie in the Window?
How Much is that Doggie in the Window?

(Chorus) How much is that doggie in the window? (Bark Bark)
The one with the waggely tail
How much is that doggie in the window? (Bark bark)
I do hope that doggie’s for sale

I must take a trip to California
And leave my poor sweetheart alone
If he has a dog he won’t be lonesome
And the doggie will have a good home

(Chorus) How much…….

I read in the papers that are robbers
With flashlights that shine in the dark
My love needs a doggie to protect him
And scare them away with one bark.

(Chorus) How much….

I don’t want a bunny or a kitty
I don’t want a parrot that talks,
I don’t want a bowl of little fishies
He can’t take a gold fish for walks

(Chorus) How much…..
Monster Hunt
We're going on a monster hunt.
(Point to self)

We're going to find a big one!
(Raise hand above head)

We're not scared, but --
(Shake head)

What if he's under the bed?
(Pretend to peek under bed)

Better go over it, squoosh, squoosh, squoosh.
(Clasp palms together)

What if he's in the closet?
(Pretend to open door)

Better close it, slam, slam, slam.
(Clap hands loudly)

What if he's behind the curtains?
(Pretend to peek behind curtains)

Better open them, swish, swish, swish.
(Rub palms together)

What if he's in the hallway?
(Point somewhere)

Better tiptoe down it, tiptoe, tiptoe.
(Perform this action)

What if he's in the garage?
(Point another direction)

Better stomp thru it, stomp, stomp, stomp.
(Perform this action)

Aahh! It's a monster!
(Scream loudly)

Stomp thru the garage,
(Perform following actions, as above)

Walk thru the hallway,

Close the curtains,

Open the closet,

Jump into bed, and turn out the lights! Click!
(Jump, snap fingers)
RAGS
I have a dog and his name is Rags
He eats so much that his tummy sags
His ears flip-flop
And his tail wig-wags
And when he walks by he goes zigzag
He goes flip-flop, wig-way, zig-zag (three times)
(hands at either side of head for flip-flop-, his wiggle for wig-wag, arms cross for zig-zag)

I love Rags and he loves me.
My dog Rags he loves to play
He rolls around in the mud all day
I whistle but he won’t obey
He always runs the other way.
P-I-G-G-Y
There was a hungry little hog,
And Piggy was his name-o.
P-I-G-G-Y, P-I-G-G-Y, P-I-G-G-Y,
And Piggy was his name-o!
Craft
Scruffy the Dog Paper Doll Craft

http://www.daniellesplace.com/html/paper_dolls.html#scruffy