You know the If You Give… series. It started with If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and then expanded to include a moose, pig, and cat. Grab a dozen donuts and let’s have some fun with If You Give a Dog a Donut activities. It’s just one of the books that I’ve paired with book activities for you.
If You Give a Dog a Donut Book
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This circular story starts with a dog asking for a donut which leads to many other events. Read If You Give a Dog a Donut by Laura Numeroff.
If You Give a Dog a Donut Book Activities
Vocabulary and Discussion
Vocabulary: celebrate, probably, treasure, tangled
-Do you like donuts? Do you have a favorite type? before reading)
-What sport does the dog want to play with a ball and bat? (during reading)
-What were some of the things the dog asked for or needed in the story? (after reading)
Literacy Activity: Donut Patterns
Skill: patterning and recognizing the difference between picture, letter, and number
Materials: printable (included below), scissors
Preparation: Print the patterning strips and cut along the dotted lines. You may choose to laminate for durability.
Play: Hold up one card. Working from left to right, identify the pattern by naming either picture, letter, or number. Then, have students identify which (picture, letter, or number) would come next.
Extension: -Allow students to make their own patterns by using the doughnuts, numbers, and letter tiles.
Printable Activity for If You Give a Dog a Donut
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