Dog’s Colorful Day: An Art Activity

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Young children love to be read to and utilizing accompanying activities with these stories really helps to increase understanding and engagement.

This activity centers about the book, “Dog’s Colorful Day” by Emma Dodd.

“Dog’s Colorful Day” by Emma Dodd is an adorable tale about a dog that becomes covered in colors during his trip around town. It’s a funny story that helps teach the reader about colors and numbers.

 

What you’ll need:

For Younger Kids

“Dog’s Colorful Day” by Emma Dodd

Template for Dog (Download Here)

Coloring Utensils

What to Do:

With your child, read “Dog’s Colorful Day” by Emma Dodd.
After the story, review the colors and numbers that the dog discovered on his trip through town.
Give your child the coloring template and utensils and allow them to recreate the dog’s adventures with the colors he found.
 

For Older Kids

“Dog’s Colorful Day” by Emma Dodd

Template for Dog (Download Here)

Number Manipulatives

Color Dots

What to Do:

  1. With your child, read “Dog’s Colorful Day” by Emma Dodd.
  2. Give your child the template, number manipulatives, and color dots.
  3. Review colors with them by having them name each color dot and place them on the dog template where the dog in the story had the color. Older students can also practice writing the name of the color.

 

Your child can learn more about dogs and being a responsible dog owner with these fun coloring pages: Download Here

 

References

Dodd, E. (2000). Dog’s Colorful Day. Middlesex, England: Penguin Books, Ltd.