Doggie Diaries: Adventures at the Library
Published on Thursday, September 29, 2011 - 12:31pm
|From Dakota's Diary: Tuesday, September 27, 2011|
Laser Tag! Oh, yeah! I brought my light beam to show everyone. It’s so cool. Someone holds the device and shines a little red light, and I chase it and then pounce on it. I have a lot of fun and get lots of exercise playing with that toy. It’s great! It belongs to the kitty cat of the house; however, she’s not really into it. She’d rather trim her nails.
She might have liked the book I heard tonight called Dogs and Cats by Steve Jenkins. There are two books in one: dogs on one side and then you flip it over and read about cats on the other side. I think I know which side she would have chosen to listen to…
And, she would probably modify the craft the children made tonight. Instead of a Run Doggie Run craft, she probably would have made a Go Kitty Go one! I like the doggie version. This is what you need and what you do, if you’d like to make one.
Run Doggie Run Craft
- 1 piece of poster board or card stock (approximately 10”x10”)
- Strip of green bulletin board trim (approximately 10” wide)
- Glue stick
- 1 image of a dog
- 1 image of a child
- 1 image of a tennis ball
- 2 mini wooden sticks
- Glue the border trim to the base of the card stock to give the appearance of grass.
- Cut out the image of the child, and glue it to the left of the board.
- Cut out the image of the dog and the image of the tennis ball, and glue them to the mini wooden sticks and set them aside.
- Ask an adult to cut one line that travels along the grass and another line that arcs in the air of the board.
- Insert the ball in the upper arc and the doggie in the grass path slot.
- Move the ball so that it travels from the child’s hand on the left of the board and lands into the grass on the right side of the board.
- Move the doggie along the grass to chase the ball.
- Enjoy playing with the doggie craft, or give it to someone to enjoy.
Woof, Woof to all!
Dakota, PAL dog extraordinaire
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