Raise your hand if you have an animal loving kid!
I sure do.
And September 20-26 is National Dog Week for 2015, so it’s the perfect time to learn more about these furry friends.
Homeschool Share has 12 unit studies and lapbooks with a dog theme. Blank dog lapbook templates are also available for those who want to do their own thing.
You can find all of our dog unit studies, lapbooks, and printables on our Dogs Connections Page.
Just pick a study and add some of the fun extras here: books, art activities, and cooking fun; you will have a full learning adventure!
Doggies by Sandra Boynton
The Poky Little Puppy by Janette Sebring Lowrey
Whistle for Willie by Ezra Jack Keats
Angus Lost by Marjorie Flack
Angus and the Cats by Marjorie Flack
Angus and the Ducks by Marjorie Flack
If You Give a Dog a Donut by Laura Numeroff
How Much Is That Doggie in the Window? by Iza Trapani
Oh Where, Oh Where Has My Little Dog Gone by Iza Trapani
Pretzel by Margaret Rey
Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion
Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathmann
Five True Dog Stories by Margaret Davidson
Why Is Blue Dog Blue? by George Rodrigue
National Geographic Kids Everything Dogs by Becky Baines
How to Speak Dog: A Guide to Decoding Dog Language by Aline Alexander Newman
Read Alouds & Chapter Books
Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
Old Yeller by Fred Gipson
Lassie Come Home by Eric Knight
Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Ginger Pye by Eleanor Estes
The Underneath by Kathi Appelt
Art & Craft Projects
Blue Dog Art Lesson from Deep Space Sparkle
Learn about famous artist George Rodrigue while you draw and paint a blue dog.
Newspaper Dog Collages from Doodlebugs Teaching Blog
Find even more inspiration for this project at the Paste website.
Dog Art Lesson from Deep Space Sparkle
Paper Dog Origami
Arlo Needs Glasses Art Lesson from Deep Space Sparkle
Adorable Chocolate Puppy Cupcakes from Cupcakepedia
Dog Bone Pretzels
DIY Dog Treats!
Three recipes for your little chefs found at Kids Cooking Activities
Are you looking for more ideas? No problem!