I usually like to read a book of some sort and do an activity with my bring-in kids on Wednesdays. This past week I downloaded a free (at the time - it is now $0.99) book called Mr. Frog the Neighbour's Dog from Wales Interactive Ltd.. I was looking through it, and it is really cute. The book keeps the kids interested because it has them do little activities throughout the book (like wipe a window or make the "dog" bark). Therefore, I created an activity to go along with this cute book!
The activity is simple. I actually technically have two activities in one. The first one is to have your student create his/her own dog.
I include a frog:
and I include the important parts of a dog:
For this activity, I had the student brainstorm different important parts of a dog (i.e. "What does a dog have?"). With some cues, he was able to name all of the important parts attached. The big ovals on the left side are the dogs ears, the triangle is the nose, the round curve is the tail (glue where it's red), and the little half circles are the dog's paws. Of course a dog also needs a bone! I cut out all of the different parts for him, but I let him cut out his frog (to work on those fine motor skills). Then we glued the different parts together. It ended up looking really cute, but unfortunately I could not get a finished picture of it. I'll see if I can get a finished picture of the ones we make this week!
The second activity involves you (the SLP) making your own dog! I cut out everything and attached it to a tissue box. Then I cut out the bones and I had my student label the items that the dog ate. You can also work on using full sentences - "The dog eats the _____".
This is what the finished project looked like: