Y’all, I’m having so much fun introducing you to James Burd Brewster’s wonderful Glad to Do It! Series. This month, I’m featuring Uncle Rocky the Fireman again, only this time he’s looking for a firehouse dog. And you know what that means…
I was already in love with this series, but now that I’ve gotten my hands on this one I’m feeling a little obsessed. Sparky’s Rescue is not only super informative about dalmatians, it’s an homage to adopting pets who need good homes. Every time I read one of Mr. Brewster’s books I am completely floored by how much information he can pack into a fun picture book. These stories not only entertain, they teach.
That, my friends, is the stuff. So let’s hop right to some fun activities that will help your kiddos learn even more. Because yeah yeah.
Sparky’s Rescue Dalmatian Activities
This post is sponsored by J2B LLC, but my opinions? Oh yeah, they’re my own.
My friends, Mr. Brewster doesn’t just tell a story of a fireman and his nephews on the hunt for a dalmatian for the firehouse. As always, he imparts knowledge in this wonderful book. Ever wondered why dalmatians are considered firehouse dogs in the first place? This book tells the whole history in an interesting and entertaining way that is sure to engage your littles.
Let’s get to the fun stuff!
Sparky is the perfect firehouse dog. To show their appreciation, have your kiddos write an acrostic poem about him. Here’s a free printable they can use!
Learn all about dalmatians in this free mini unit that includes fun activities.
Paper Plate Dalmatian
What you need:
- Paper plate
- Large googly eyes
- 2 4×6 sheets black craft foam
- 1 4×6 sheet pink craft foam
- Lit Mama’s Dalmatian Face Template
- Craft Glue
What you do:
- Print out the template and cut the ears and nose from 1 sheet of black foam and the tongue from pink foam
- Glue googly eyes to front of plate
- Glue nose under and between googly eyes
- Glue tongue under nose
- Run a bead of glue along edges of plate where you want the ears
- Glue ears in place
- Cut circles from second sheet of black foam to make spots and glue into place
Dalmatian Spot Chocolates
What you need:
What you do:
- In a small saucepan, heat white chocolate squares (as many as you want candies) until just starting to melt. They’ll be malleable but not gooey.
- Using a wooden spoon, scoop up a quarter sized bit of white chocolate
- Roll it into your hand to form a ball (be careful–they’ll be very warm)
- Place on wax paper and smash lightly with a finger
- Place one chocolate chip in the center, point side down
- Repeat process until all candies are made
Easy peasy. And chocolate. So…
Listen, you have got to your hands on this Glad to Do It! series, especially if you have a little one who is fascinated by rescue workers. There are so many fun ways to enjoy these books.
I mean, you could even go adopt a dalmatian.