“The Singing Spaniel”
Lee and Jazz
On the grass
Ukulele in hand
Tune in the air
Jazz’s ears prick
She starts to sing
Learning real quick
Songs in the garden
Float down the street
A boy and his dog
Sounding so sweet
A bond forged in music
A love made to last
The sounds of friendship
In music is cast
Our son Lee and our Cocker Spaniel Jazz with Zepp the Jack Russell as an audience, have a sing a long in the garden.
Teacher Notes: Heres a fun December activity:
Can you write a “Dog” song. You could choose a popular tune or make one up.
Make a dog mask and perform your song to the class
This adorable dog craft uses a printable template and a paper plate to make a project suitable for a pets, mammals, or letter D theme or just for fun.
If you cut out holes instead of using the template eyes, you can convert your dog craft to a dog mask. Attach a paint stir stick or tongue depressor to allow your child to hold it up to their face.
- grey paint and paintbrush (or you can keep his face white if you don’t feel like painting).
- black marker for freckles
- paper plate
- something to color with (or color printer),
- printer to print templates from internet
- Paint the bottom of the paper plate grey or any colour you choose (or you can leave it white if you prefer).
- Print out the craft template of choice.
- Colour (if using the black and white version of the craft) and cut out the template pieces. Most of the pieces are simple enough shapes for young children to cut out, but if needed, an adult can help with some of the harder pieces (the ears and the hair).
- Glue the pieces to the plate to make a dog face:
- Glue the ears onto either side of the head.
- Glue the hair onto the center top of the head.
- Glue the eyes onto the face under the hair (or cut out holes for eyes in a mask).
- Glue the eyebrows above the eyes.
- Glue the nose under the eyes.
- Glue the mouth under the nose.
- Use a black marker to add a few freckles on either side of the nose.