MORE ACTIVITIES FOR FOSTER THE DOG
1. If you couldn’t go outside to play, what are some things you could do indoors?
*making connections, critical/creative thinking
2. Choose your favourite couch. Cut out and colour each stuffie, and glue them sitting on your couch in a line in the order they entered the story.
3. Are there more stuffies with 2 or 4 legs? Chart your information on a graph.
If you added all the stuffie legs together, how many would there be?
*activating background knowledge, counting, comparing, graphing, adding
4. Use the Venn diagram to show how many of the stuffies you could you find on a farm, the zoo, or both.
5. Use the chart to show which stuffies are mammals, birds, amphibians, or reptiles.
6. Which of Foster’s stuffies is your favourite?
Give it a name and draw a picture of it doing something it might like to do. Can you add a rhyming couplet to the bottom?
*forming opinions, making connections, drawing, writing
7. The way Foster’s is used in the book is a contraction. What 2 words were pushed together to make it?
Do you know 3 more contractions and the 2 words that make them up?
8. Reread FOSTER THE DOG noting the locations of the dogs.
(For example: kitty corner from here, at the end of the lane, at the park, over two blocks) Make a map of Foster’s neighbourhood. How many friends can you put on this map?
*critical thinking, planning, mapping, rereading for a specific purpose