Activities

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Happy, frightened and angry dogs
Match the faces to the how the dogs are feeling.

Students will need
Scissors, glue, colouring pencils.

Instructions
Cut out the three faces on the bottom of the sheet.
Match the happy face to the happy dog.
Match the angry face to the angry dog.
Match the scared face to the scared dog.
Colour in the dogs and faces.

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No owner! No leash! No touch!
Make a lead for the dog.

Students will need
Scissors, glue and pencils.

Instructions
Colour in the lead, the dog and the owner’s hand.
Carefully cut from the scissors following the line to the end.
Cut out the hand and the dog.
Paste the hand to one end of the spiral and the dog to the other end.
These can be made into a class mobile.

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Times you should leave dogs alone
Put the crosses on the times you should leave dogs alone.

Students will need
Scissors, glue, colouring pencils.

Instructions
Cut out the crosses on the bottom of the page.
Stick the crosses to show the times it is not safe to go near a dog.
Colour in the dogs.

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A safe way to approach a dog
Complete the safety message.

Students will need
Colouring pencils, scissors, glue.

Instructions
Colour in each of the pictures.
Cut them out.
Glue them on a long piece of paper in the correct order.
Take it home to share with the family.

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If you are approached by an angry dog
Complete the safety message.

Students will need
Colouring pencils, scissors, glue.

Instructions
Colour in each of the pictures.
Cut them out.
Glue them on a long piece of paper in the correct order.
Take it home to share with the family.

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Prep Activity 6

Shape dog

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Shape dog
Using the shapes to make a dog.

Students will need
Scissors, glue, coloured pencils, a piece of A4 coloured paper.

Instructions
Carefully cut out each shape. Build your shape dog using the picture at the top of the sheet as a guide.
Place all the pieces on the page before you glue to make sure it looks the same as the picture.
Once you are happy glue each piece onto the coloured page.

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How to safely approach a dog
Make a “How to safely approach a dog safety book”

Students will need
Scissors, colouring pencils, a stapler.

Instructions
Colour in each of the pictures.
Cut them out.
Put them in the right order.
Add the cover that matches the message.
Staple down the left side to make a book.
Read the book to your family.

There is a separate worksheet which contains the front cover.

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What do you do if you are approached by an angry dog
Make a “What do you do if you are approached by an angry dog safety book”

Students will need
Scissors, colouring pencils, a stapler.

Instructions
Colour in each of the pictures.
Cut them out.
Put them in the right order.
Add the cover that matches the message.
Staple down the left side to make a book.
Read the book to your family.

There is a separate worksheet which contains the front cover.


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Times you should leave dogs alone
Make a “Times you should leave dogs alone safety book”

Students will need
Scissors, colouring pencils, a stapler.

Instructions
Cut out the crosses on the bottom of the page.
Put the crosses on the times you should leave dogs alone.
Colour in the pictures.
Cut them out.
Add the cover that matches the message.
Staple down the left side to make a book.
Read the book to your family.

There is a separate worksheet which contains the front cover.

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No owner! No leash! No touch!
Make a “No owner! No leash! No touch! Safety book”

Students will need
Scissors, colouring pencils, a stapler.

Instructions
Cut out the crosses and ticks on the bottom of the page.
Put the ticks where there is a lead and an owner.
Put the crosses where the owner or leash are missing from the picture.
Colour in the pictures.
Cut them out.
Put them in the right order.
Add the cover that matches the message.
Staple down the left side to make a book.
Read the book to your family.

There is a separate worksheet which contains the front cover.

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Junior Activity 1,2,3 and 4

Safety book covers

Instructions

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Safety book covers
This worksheet contains the covers for the safety books in Activity 1, 2, 3 and 4.

Instructions
Colour in the pictures.
Cut them out.
Add the cover that matches the message.
Staple down the left side to make a book.


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Wild and farm animals /Pet animals
Create a Venn diagram.

Students will need
Magazines, pictures of a variety of animals, scissors, glue, coloured pencils.
There is a sheet of animal heads avaiable in the download which you may wish to use.

Instructions
Find pictures of a variety of animals in either magazines, google images or children could draw and label them.
Sort, using a basic Venn diagram, into animals which are pets, animals that we would find in the wild or on a farm and animals that we could find in the wild or on a farm that could also be pets.
Children can share their findings with each other.

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Our family pet story
Create a pet story and make turn it into a book.

Students will need
Photographs of your family pet and of your family, scissors, glue, paper, pens, pencils staples.

Instructions
For homework, ask your parents to help you find some photo of your pet and the family.
Write some simple sentences about your pet.
These could include
  • Your pets name, what they look like and how old it is.
  • What happened when your pet came home for the very first time?
  • Activities they like to do with their pet.
  • Something funny that has happened with your pet.
Stick the photos or drawings onto the pages.
Bind the pages into a book using a stapler or hole punch.


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Our class pet survey
Complete a pet survey.

Students will need
Butchers paper, small coloured kindergarten squares cut into 4 equal long strips, glue.

Instructions
Ask the children to raise their hand if they have a dog or dogs at home.
Give them a piece of the same coloured paper for each dog they have and ask them to write their name on them.
Repeat the process for cats, rabbits, birds, fish, mice, horse and any other pets they may have. Use a different colour for each type of pet.
List the names of the pets across the bottom of the page with the appropriate coloured piece of paper.
Ask the children to paste their pieces of paper into the relevant columns.
Add the number of pets in each column and write the number at the top of the column.
Ask the children to fill in the worksheet.
Share their results with the class.

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3 to 6 Activity 1

Banana dog snacks

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Banana dog snacks
Learn how to make a tasty treat for your dog.

Students will need
The ingredients and equipment listed on the worksheet.
You will also need an adult to help supervise the cooking and cutting of the biscuits.

Instructions
The instructions are listed on the worksheet.

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3 to 6 Activity 2

Pet silhouttes

Instructions

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Pet silhouttes
Create a silhouette of your pet.

Students will need
Torch, tape, black paint, large piece of white paper and a light-coloured piece of cover paper to mount it on.

Instructions
This activity will require at least the drawing of the silhouette to be done at home.
Follow the steps on the worksheet.

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What are our responsibilities when owning a pet?
Prepare a list of responsibilities for owning pet.

Students will need
A pen or pencil.

Instructions
Look at each of the needs your pet has.
In the responsibility section, list all the things that you need to be responsible for to make sure that the pet’s needs are met.

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3 to 6 Activity 4

Film review

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Film review
Write a film review.

Students will need
For homework, watch a movie that features a pet animal.
Use the worksheet to take notes.

Instructions
Choose a movie to watch.
Read the worksheet so you know what information you will require.
Watch the movie.
Take notes on the worksheet during the movie to help you write your review.
Present your film review using the notes you have taken and using the headings provided.
(You could make a short movie presenting your review).

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Make a movie about your pet
Create a movie about your pet.

Students will need
Access to an iPhone, iPad or tablet.

Instructions
Decide on a cover and title for the movie.
Draft a story map.
Collect images, film clips and photos to insert into your movie.
If you are going to have music, you will need to choose it.
Make your movie.
Share with your class.

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How quickly can Matilda’s cat family grow?
Calculate how many cats would be in Matilda’s family.

Students will need
Butcher paper, pens, textas, calculator, coloured counters.

Teacher Instructions
Using the diagram at the top of the worksheet explain how Matilda’s family grew in the first Two years.
Make the children aware that the female cats in the previous year will continue to have litters.
That cats that have been born prior to the year have to be added to the ones born in that year.
The children could build a model using coloured counters.
Children need to determine
  • The total number of cats born in the previous year / years as a starting point.
  • The number of fertile female cats each year.
  • The number of litters each year.
  • Females born that year.
  • Males born that year.
  • The total number of cats by adding the number of existing cats they started the year with and adding in the number of male and female cats born that year.
Groups could be asked to calculate year by year sharing their answers and how they calculated it.

An answer sheet is attached for your reference.

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