The plot of the book is that Hairy Maclary gets a bone, and all the other neighborhood dogs follow him around. The dogs go through a sign, under a hedge, around a boat yard, over a hill, and jump over a wall. In each activity one dog gets left behind until Hairy Maclary gets to go home with the bone all by himself. This book lends itself to a great discussion on words such as over, under, around, and through. After reading each section, we demonstrate the action. The girls navigate through some chairs, commando-crawl under the table, climb over the couch, run around the room, and jump off a stepstool... basically turning our living room into a giant obstacle course! We've been doing this activity a lot in the winter when it's too cold to go to the playground. Here are some pictures of the fun:
Getting ready to jump.
Easy. Physical. Fun.
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