Doggie in the Window – Activity #3: "Doggie – Pet of True Character"
Activity 3: “Doggie – Pet of True Character”
This activity allows students to recreate some of the animals Doggie dressed up as while he was persevering to get adopted.
Doggie template for adding cat and fish costumes (provided)
Doggie template for adding bird and lizard costumes (provided)
Feathers (for bird)
Pieces of fabric or construction paper (clothing for costumes of animals)
Orange construction paper (beak for bird)
Brown pipe cleaners (whiskers for kitty)
Cut enough Doggie templates out of tag board for each student
Cut enough fabric to create the clothing of the animals for each student or provide the various colours of construction paper.
Step by Step:
Step One: students select which animal costume they want to create for their Doggie (cat, bird, fish or lizard)
Step Two: Group the students according to their animal of choice (makes it easier to distribute appropriate supplies).
Step Three: Provide each group with enough specific templates and décor/costumes for each student.
Step Four: Students design the various parts (décor/costumes) to create their animal costume on their Doggie.
Optional: For creative display, create a fish tank and have the fish Doggies diving into the tank; create a wall and have all the lizard Doggies climbing up a wall; create a sky and have all the bird Doggies flying.
Each student creates a Doggie wearing one of his costumes as adapted from the book.