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EHS Pets

Updated: Jul 18, 2023

Changes to Environment

Pet stuffed animals Pet shape cookie cutters Pictures of pets Pet store or Veterinarian Clinic set up Veterinarian dress up clothes and doctor kit Squeaky toy Dog or cat bed Plastic fish bowl Pet to home matching file folder game Dog house made from cardboard box Doggy bowl Empty pet shampoo bottle, brush, etc to “wash” and care for pets Empty pet food containers Pet magazines Books about pets Scoops Laminated or plastic doggy bones Spray bottle Water Table: pet bowl, squeaky toy, scoops, spray bottle, plastic animal pets, animal counters, tweezers, etc Sensory Table: large brown pom poms, shredded paper, doggy bowl, plastic dog bone or laminated cut outs, fence, plastic grass, scoops, squeaky toy, etc

Teaching Concepts for Indoor Experiences

1. Look at pictures of pets people may have. 2. Mold playdough to make your pet or your favorite kind of pet 3. Explain what a Veterinarian is and discuss why pets have to go to one, dress up as a veterinarian and pretend play 4. Talk about what our pets might eat, look at pictures or empty containers 5. Talk about what pets do ex. some can be taught to do tricks, look at pictures 6. Pet wash 7. Use bingo dabbers to dab dots on the dog 8. Pet collage 9. Play "Doggy, Doggy, Where's your bone?" 10. Scoop the pet "food" and put in bowl (use rolled up tissue paper or large pom poms for "food")


11. Build a Dog house



12. Animal Sort



13. Animal Match Teaching Concepts for Outdoor Experiences


1. Move like an animal 2. Play “Doggy, Doggy Where’s Your Bone?” 3. Hunch your back like a cat 4.Follow the animal tracks 5. Play Red Rover

Teaching Concepts for Music Movement Wellness IMIL

1. I’m a Little Fishy (tune: I’m a Little Teapot) I’m a little fishy, watch me swim Here is my tail, here is my fin, When I want to have fun with my friends, I wiggle my tail and dive right in! 2. My Kitten (tune: Sing a Song of Sixpence) I have a little kitten, She’s black and white and gray. When I try to cuddle her, She always wants to play, So I drag a piece of yarn Across the kitchen floor. She thinks it is a little mouse To chase right out the door. 3. I Know A Cat (tune: Bingo) I know a cat with perky ears, And kitty is her name-o. K-I-T-T-Y, K-I-T-T-Y, K-I-T-T-Y, And Kitty is her name-o. She makes a sound and it’s “meow,” And Kitty is her name-o. K-I-T-T-Y, K-I-T-T-Y, K-I-T-T-Y, And Kitty is her name-o. 4. Puppy Care (tune: Skip to My Lou) Walk, walk, walk your puppy, Walk, walk, walk your puppy, Walk, walk, walk your puppy, Take him for a walk. Brush, brush, brush your puppy, Brush, brush, brush your puppy, Brush, brush, brush your puppy, Till he’s clean and neat. Feed, feed, feed your puppy, Feed, feed, feed your puppy, Feed, feed, feed your puppy, He sure likes to eat. 5. Bunny Hop

Teaching Concepts for Fingerplays

1. Call The Puppy Call the puppy! (slap hands on thighs and whistle) Give him some milk (hold out cupped hands) Brush his coat til it shines like silk (pretend to comb dog’s fur) Call the puppy! (slap hands, etc.) Give him a bone (hold hand out open) then scoop him up (scoop up dog) And take him home (hug dog) 2. Ten Little Doggies Ten little doggies went out one day, To dig in the dirt and play, play, play. Five were spotted, and five were not, and at dinnertime they ate a lot! 3. My Kitty Cat I have a kitty cat named Puff.(hold up one thumb) He’s round and soft as a ball of fluff.(make a circle with finger and thumb of other hand) Each day he laps up all his milk. And his fur is soft as silk.(stroke thumb with other hand) When he’s happy you will know, For his fluffy tail swings to and fro.(wiggle little finger) 4. Five Little Puppies Five little puppies were playing in the sun.(hold up hands,fingers extended) This one saw a rabbit, and he began to run. (bend down first finger) This one saw a butterfly,and he began to race. (bend down second finger) This one saw a cat,and he began to chase. (bend down third finger) This one tried to catch his tail,and he went round and round. (bend down fourth finger) this one was so quiet,he never made a sound. (bend down thumb) 5. Here is a Turtle Here is a turtle (make a fist) That lives inside a shell. And inside that shell Turtle hides very, very well. He pokes out his head when he wants to eat. And pulls it back inside when he wants to go to sleep.

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