I just wanted to share one of my favorite books to use during storytime. Actually, I just used it today in ST so I figured I would share what I did with it. I’m sure most of you have seen/used this book before, so it’s nothing new to you. But maybe, just maybe, someone out there hasn’t. Here it is!
It’s a great story about a cute dog (named Dog) who has one black spot on his left ear. Throughout his day he proceeds to gain more and more colorful spots from various things like pollen, ice cream, grass etc. When reading this book I love to use a feltboard along with it. The kids love to watch as the different spots appear on Dog.
Also, I love to do this craft along with it:
I cannot remember where I got the printout of Dog though, I am sorry! *UPDATE* A very wonderful reader named Lisa found the link I was looking for. You can click here for all things about Dog. Thanks again Lisa! Basically I give all the kids the blank sheet and give them a circle of each color to glue onto Dog. Thank goodness we have our wonderful Ellison machine to help with the circle cutting. I tell them to try to remember what items the different spots came from as they put them on Dog OR to make up some new ones! It gives them a chance to talk about the story with their parent/caregiver and gives them their own version to take home. I love hearing families talk about it as they do the craft.
I hope you all enjoyed meeting Dog and have a colorful day yourselves!