As you seemed to LOVE our Unicorn Activity Set… we thought we would treat you to a dog version too! Dogs really are just the cutest animals and a favourite of many children. This free printable Dog activity set gives you the freedom to creatively express your love for dogs, with many different activities to enjoy. Whether you’re old or young this is sure to give you a fin filled afternoon.
The pack includes:
- 3x labelling the parts of a dog activity
- 5x colouring pages
- 1x dog fact sheet
- 1x anatomy of a dog information sheet
- 1x dog scramble
- 1x dog board game
Everyone loves dogs
Dogs are an animal that most kids are super enthusiastic about and almost all of them have begged for one as a pet at some point or another. Their friendly fun loving nature is infectious and they are a hard animal to dislike (after all they aren’t called ‘man’s best friend’ for no reason!). But whether you have one or not, it’s always fun to get involved with dog themed crafts to creatively express your love for such a cute and adorable animal. Colouring in pictures of your favourite breeds, completing labelling activities to improve your knowledge of the anatomy of a dog and taking part in fun games that are dog themed. All of these are an exciting way to not only fill a rainy afternoon, but also to encourage a passion for such a friendly and loving animal.
They come in many different breeds and so picking your favourite involves a lot of research. With fun colouring exercises, you can get further aquatinted with the many different types of dogs that are out there. German Shepards, French bulldogs, golden retrievers, the domesticated dog is descendant from wolves and so it’s no wonder that there are so many breeds and types out there.
The dog was the first species to be domesticated hundreds of years ago by hunter gathers and so they have been a favourite amongst humans for many generations. They are easily trainable, have a sharp sense of smell and some of them can even run as fast as cheetahs! These animals really are just so cool and with these fun activities that are all dog themes you can express your enthusiasm for them through colouring and completing exciting exercises. Kid’s love an activity pack, so why not make it based around something they already enjoy?
How to play dog scramble:
Here is fun one as is easy, so younger kids can also get involved! Get your glasses on and get ready to search for all of the dog themed words!
- You will be presented with a grid of letters
- Along the bottom are a list of words
- Your objective is to find as many words as possible in the grid
- They can be verticals horizontal or diagonal
- Don’t stop until you’ve found all of them!
Parts of a dog:
Labelling is great for furthering your knowledge of the anatomy of a dog. Kid’s love squeezing in a bit of science with their activities and this one is perfect for that. Once finished they will have a through knowledge of all the different parts of a dog, which is great for the younger ones to encourage curiosity and a desire to learn.
- On the page you will see various empty boxes with arrows pointing to the various parts of a dog
- Use your knowledge to see if you can label all the different parts: eyes, nose, tail etc
- If kids struggle a little were sure that there is always an adult on hand to give them a helping hand.
- Try and give them small hints to see if they can get it.
Dog board game
The Dog board game is a super easy one so its perfect for younger kids, preschoolers etc to take part in. Its a race to see who can get to the kennel at the end first.
- Use something to mark your place at the beginning: a dog cut out or a button.
- Roll the dice and move the number of spaces that correspond with the number you get on it.
- Take turns in doing so.
- Whoever manages to get all the way round the board and to the kennel at home first is the winner!
Grab your Dog Activity printable set here:
DiY Dog Crafts:
If your looking for even more dog crafts and activities, be sure to take a look at our DIY Dog Crafts where you can see dogs galore. These are all super creative and they’re just another way for you to express your love for dogs.