Weekly Themes #3: Pages of Pets for 6-8 years old

Pages of Pets!

BookSpringers know that pets can be an important part of the family. We all love our cats, dogs, fish, birds, and more. They can be real, borrowed, or even pretend.

This week is a time to learn more about the different animals we can have as pets.

Before you begin:  Did you have a pet as a child?  Tell your child a story about your pet.  If you didn’t have a pet, tell them about what kind of pet would would have wanted to have.  What did you do with your pet? How did you take care of them?

Even Bibi, the BookSpring butterfly has a pet! 

Stay here with us to watch video, download books, and explore things to do with BookSpring.

Read at Home Together

Read these free, sharable books from our friends at Storyweaver about pets! You can download and save them and keep them forever, to read again and again.

Things to Do Together

Here are some additional resources and activities about pets that you can share with your family.

Ways to Move Together

Simon says: Pet edition!  Pick someone to play Simon.  Everyone else must do what Simon says:  “Simon says, Move like a cat/dog/fish/etc!” “Simon says, Make a noise like a cat/dog/fish/etc!”  If Simon doesn’t say “Simon says,” but just a direction, and someone does it, then they are out for a round, or you just start again.  Play again and again, with wilder and wilder pets “Simon says, Walk like an elephant!”  “Simon says, Make a noise like a pet duck!” as you go.

Share Together

At the end of the week, reflect on what you read, and what you did.  What did you discover about pets?  Did you learn about an animal that you didn’t know could be a pet?  Did you learn anything new about the pet that you already have?  Is there anything about pets that you’d like to know more about?

Share with BookSpring!

How did this activity go for your family?  Please share your photos and stories with everyone by emailing them to weeklythemes@bookspring.org, or sharing them with us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with #BookSpring #ReadTogether

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Weekly Themes #3: Pages of Pets for 6-8 years old
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Weekly Themes #3: Pages of Pets for 6-8 years old

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