Your Kids Will Eat Up This Delicious Doggy Counting Game

After playing with the Dramatic Play Doggy Daycare Center for hours I knew I wanted to come up with another activity that used the same supplies! My 4 year old loved this activity and she also loves snacks, what person doesn’t, that’s how the The Delicious Doggy Counting Game was born your kids will eat it up! It was just as much as a hit as the Doggy Daycare!

What you will need to play The Delicious Doggy Counting Game

  1. Clean Pet Food Dish
  2. Peanut Butter/Chocolate Cereal (Be careful with peanut allergies!)
  3. Bone Pattern
  4. Cardstock
  5. Dry Erase Marker
  6. Clear Packing Tape
  7. Jar

The only prep that really needs to be done are the bones. First, cut your bone out of card stock, you can free hand this or just use one of these patterns.

Next, Cover the bone with a large piece of clear packing tape, or you can laminate them. This makes it easy for you to reuse the bones. You can write a number on them and wipe it right off to write more!

You are ready to play the delicious doggy counting game!

Write a number on the bone and have your child count out that many pieces of “dog food” and put them into the bowel! If they get it right they get to have a treat!! This is a great motivator for kids who might not like to do “school work!”


It’s so much fun they don’t even know they are learning!!

One great part about having the bones be “dry erasable” you can make the game harder or easier as they go!



Dog Books That Go Along Great With this Delicious Doggy Counting Game

Cool Dog, School Dog by Deborah Heiligman and Tim Bowers

Just Me and My Puppy  by Mercer Mayer

Harry the Dirty Dogby Gene Zion and Margaret Bloy Graham



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