Frugal Kid: Doggie, Doggie, Where’s My Word Family?

Each week I bring you a craft that is fun, educational, and frugal. August 26th is National Dog day and Will and Zachary really love dogs so I decided to make a learning game with a dog theme. Will really enjoyed it, Zack just kept trying to eat and tear up the dog bones!

Doggie, Doggie, Where’s My Word Family?

Materials:
Dog and Dog Bowl Clip Art
Dog Bone Cookie Cutter(or just do a google image search and trace that)
Construction Paper
Plain Folder With Pockets

Directions:
1. Using your cookie cutter (or clip art images) trace a bunch of dog bone shapes on construction paper and have your child cut them out.

2. Print some 2 pictures of dogs ( I found a BUNCH in my Word program).
3. Cut and glue one picture on each side of the folder.
4. Label the sides with your word family (we did -at and -an)
5. Label each bone with words that will fit in each family.


6. Have your child insert the bone into the pocket they belong.

Educational Activities:

  • Math:Before we labeled the bones with words, I had my son go around the house and measure his favorite things to practice non-standard measurement.

    The train table is 4 dog bones high!

  • Fine Motor Skills: Having your child trace and cut the bones are great practice for these skills.
  • History/Social Studies: A big vocabulary word taught in the lower grades is responsibility. Discuss this word with your child and brainstorm a list of responsibilites that would come with having a dog as a pet.
Just a side note, I laminate as much as I can when doing games such as this-it really helps preserve the pieces!

Thanks Mom on Dealz!

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