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Doggie, Doggie, Where's your bone?
Preschool dog game and activity


Children will use and develop gross motor skills.


  • dog bone biscuit


Have one child his/her eyes. Give a dog bone biscuit to a child while chanting the song below. Have the rest of the children hide their hands behind their backs. When the chant is over, have the “doggy” uncover his/her eyes. He/she gets three guesses as to which person has the bone. Whether the doggy gets it right or not, the person with the bone gets to be the next doggy.

Doggy, doggy, where's your bone?
Somebody stole it from your home.
Guess who! Maybe you . . .
Maybe the monkeys from the zoo.
Wake up doggy, find your bone.


More Fun Games:

Dog Bone Shape Hop
Cut out large dog bone shapes from colored paper. Laminate them and cut them out. Place them on the floor and ask children to hop from one shape to another. These may also be used as seat markers for group time.

Obedience School
Based on Simon Says, preface the commands with “the trainer says” Use appropriate dog tricks or behaviors such as: lie down, beg for a treat, roll over, speak (woof), scratch your ear, wag your tail, show your tongue, and pant.

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Additional Activities and Resources

Samples of our dog crafts, activities,
and games available
on our KidsSoup Resource Library:

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Dog preschool game

Dog writing prompt





Mother Cat May I? -

Play this like the traditional "Mother, May I?" game. Assign a child to be Mother Cat and have the other children stand in a line facing her, but separated by at least six feet. Mother Cat calls to one child and tells him or her to take a certain number of steps toward her. Before the child can move, he or she must remember to say "Mother Cat, May I?". Then, Mother Cat answers one "meow" for yes, and two "meows" for no. If the child doesn't ask the question, or follow the correct "meow" response, he or she is out of the game. The child reaching Mother Cat first wins.

Hunt the Mice

Hide small toy mice throughout the room. Tell tchildren to hunt for the mice, while acting like kittens. Let the child who found the most mice help you hide the mice while the other children cover their eyes.

Bunny Tag

Choose a child begins to be "it." Have the other children hop like bunnies, trying to keep from getting tagged by the child who is "it."


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Cat Play
Play a recording of “Alley Cat” or listen to some of the songs of the musical Cats. Invite children to pretend that they are cats. Have then walk like cats, arch up their backs, pounce, play with balls of string or yarn, purr, or curl up like cats in the sun.