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Pets and Their Pups


Invite your students to play this game. On separate index cards write the names (or paste illustrations) of animal mothers or their young. For example, the word "dog" might appear on one card, the word "puppy" on another. Other cards might have words such as cow, calf; pig, piglet; sheep, lamb; cat, kitten (See Names of Animals and Their Babies.) Pin or tape one card to each student's back. Students should not know the word on their backs. They should find their matching partner by asking one another questions such as Am I large?, Do I live outdoors?, and so on.


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