THE DOG PARK (Episode 118b)

It’s a beautiful day at the park, the birds are singing, the sun is shining, and the dogs are playing—much to Mr. Bleakman’s annoyance! Mr. Bleakman manages to make the park “off limits” to dogs, only to discover that he misses them when they’re gone.

Clifford's Big Idea: ShareClifford's Big Idea: Share

Sharing is an important part of building friendships. You can help children develop their ability and willingness to share with the following activities that also build:

  • creative thinking
  • problem-solving skills
  • math skills
  • social and emotional development

Sharing CrayonsSharing Crayons

With a Group:
Divide children into groups of four. Give each child a piece of drawing paper and give each group six crayons. Explain that each group must figure out a fair way to share the crayons. After the children have drawn their pictures, each group will show and tell how they decided to share the crayons.

A Fair ShareA Fair Share

With a Group:
Give small groups of children enough bite-sized crackers for each child to have three. Ask each group to divide the snack evenly. Afterwards, have children explain how they did it.

Storybook PlayStorybook Play

For more practice in sharing, read and dramatize The Doorbell Rang by Pat Hutchins, using twelve paper cookies as props.

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