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The Night I Followed the Dog - Storytime Online


Hello everyone! We hope you are all excited for The Night I Followed the Dog by Nina Laden!


Leanna and I have put together a bunch of fun activities and crafts for the little ones. Starting on Tuesday, July 6th (today), the kits will be available to pick up for our online storytime.


Enjoy a borrowed copy of the book, and have fun doing the activities. Please return the book after you are done; everything else is yours to keep!


"The Night I Followed the Dog" by Nina Laden


"I have a dog. Nothing exotic or special, just an ordinary dog. In fact, I always thought he was a boring dog. What I mean is, he can fetch, roll over, and shake hands, but mostly he sleeps and eats.

Or so the little boy in this story thinks, until one morning when he opens the door a little early and sees his dog jump out of a limousine. That night he decides to follow his dog, and that's when the fun starts.

Before he knows it, he has entered the little known world of doggy glamour. His dog, distinctly reminiscent of Humphrey Bogart, treats him to a nighttime adventure where he learns where dogs go to relax and sees what they do while their masters are fast asleep.”


You will have to return this book to the library; everything else is yours to keep!


Go to: https://storylineonline.net/books/the-night-i-followed-the-dog/


You will have the book read to you by actress Amanda Bynes. She did such a great job; we hope you enjoy her reading as much as we did!


Kits include:

  • a borrowed copy of The Night I followed the Dog by Nina Laden

  • information page

  • colors game (5 colored bulldogs)

  • a flyer for this website

  • 3 activity pages

  • 3 coloring pages

  • rhymes/song pages with web links (instrument included)

  • Paper Bag Dog craft

  • 3 magnets from the story

  • stickers

HANDOUT GAMES – play with included bulldog handouts


Can You Show Me…?

(tune: “Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush”)


Can you show me the red bulldog?

Red bulldog, red bulldog?

Can you show me the red bulldog?

And wave it in the air?


Gray… yellow… brown… blue



Hold It High – Choose one bulldog from handouts


Hold your bulldog high and stand

Now wave it around in gestures grand!

Hold your bulldog below your chin

Now hold it way up high again


Hold your bulldog against your nose

Now touch the bulldog to your toes

Touch your bulldog to the ground

Now wave that bulldog all around!


Hold your bulldog in front of you

Now turn around – one time, two!

Hold your bulldog and jump up high!

Now let your bulldog fly fly fly (throw it in the air)



SONGS & INSTRUMENTuse included instruments


Where Has My Little Dog Gone? by CoComelon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlAgL5fWNOw



I Love Dogs Song by Pancake Manor

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7OYFFX_F2U



Doggy Doggy! by Treehouse Direct

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YycdVl6RhwI



Rags by Jack Hartmann Kids Music Channel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKxdMnjH8RI



BOUNCE RHYME (bounce along with child in lap)


Five Little Dogs Jumping


Five little dogs jumping at the door

One ran out and then there were four


Four little dogs jumping around a tree

One chased the cat and then there were three


Three little dogs jumping through the dew

One fell asleep and then there were two


Two little dogs jumping just for fun

One went home and then there was one


One little dog jumping in the sun

He went to find his bone and then there were none



ACTION RHYMES


There’s a Doggy at the Door

(Tune: “There’s a Spider on the Floor”)


There’s a doggy at the door, at the door.

There’s a doggy at the door, at the door.

Oh, who could ask for more than a doggy at the door?

There’s a doggy at the door, at the door.


There’s a doggy in the house, in the house.

There’s a doggy in the house, in the house.

Are you sure it’s not a mouse? No, a doggy in the house

There’s a doggy in the house, in the house.


There’s a doggy on the stair, on the stair.

There’s a doggy on the stair, on the stair.

Doesn’t anybody care that a doggy’s on the stair?

There’s a doggy on the stair, on the stair.


There’s a doggy in the hall, in the hall.

There’s a doggy in the hall, in the hall.

Well, he’s playing with a ball, the little doggy in the hall.

There’s a doggy in the hall, in the hall.


There’s a doggy on my bed, on my bed.

There’s a doggy on my bed, on my bed.

Now he’s licking at my head, the little doggy on my bed.

There’s a doggy on my bed, on my bed.



Where, Oh Where Has My Little Dog Gone?


Oh where, oh where has my little dog gone?

Oh where, oh where can he be?

With his ears cut short and his tail cut long,

Oh where, oh where can he be?


I think he went down to the building site

Playing and running around

But I can’t see him there anymore

He just can’t seem to be found


Perhaps the man over there will know

He may have seen him go by

Who knows where he might have decided to go?

But we’ve got to give it a try!


Oh where, oh where has my little dog gone?

Oh where, oh where can he be?

With his ears cut short and his tail cut long,

Oh where, oh where can he be?



This Little Doggy

(Start by holding up five fingers.)


This little doggy ran away to play.

(fold one finger down)

This little doggy said, “I’ll go too someday.”

(fold next finger down)

This little doggy began to dig and dig.

(pretend to dig with next finger, then fold it down)

This little doggy danced a funny jig.

(pretend to dance with next finger, fold take it down)

This little doggy cried, “Ki! Yi! Ki! Yi!

I wish I were big.”

(fold the last finger down)



EXTRA LINKS!


Nina Laden’s website:

https://ninaladen.com/


Reading Is Fundamental’s page on The Night I Followed the Dog:

https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/book/night-i-followed-dog



Let us know what your little ones thought of The Night I Followed the Dog! What did they think of the activities? Do you have any suggestions for us?

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