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“Feed the Puppy” Alphabet Game

Learning the alphabet is an important first step on the road to reading. Our Feed the Puppy Alphabet Game helps kids practice the alphabet in a fun way. After all, who doesn’t love a cute puppy?

Feed the Puppy and Make Learning Fun!

Our free “Feed the Puppy” Alphabet Game download includes game box templates, alphabet card templates, instructions for creating your Feed the Puppy game, and tips for turning your game into a great learning experience. Ready to go?

Feed the Puppy Alphabet Game download 3-page spread

Instructions for “Feed the Puppy” Alphabet Game

  1. Print and cut out the puppy face pieces and the letter cards contained in this activity download. Laminate letter cards if desired.
  2. Cover a cereal box with colored paper. Glue the puppy face onto the covered cereal box.
  3. Carefully cut a slit to create the puppy’s mouth. Now it’s time to feed the puppy!

Playing with Your “Feed the Puppy” Alphabet Game

There are many ways to use our Feed the Puppy game to help your child learn the alphabet.

Feed the Puppy Alphabet Game on table

Is your child just learning the names of the letters? Spread out the cards and say the name of a letter. Have your child select the letter card and feed it to the puppy!

Is your child learning the sounds the letters make? Show him a card and have him say the sound the letter makes.

Preschooler playing alphabet game

Is your child ready for a new challenge? Use both sets of letter cards and your child can match uppercase and lowercase letters.

Preschooler matching letters

And of course, don’t forget to feed the matching sets to the puppy!

Preschooler feeding the puppy letters

Older children can be encouraged to use the letter cards to spell their names or short words.

Young child spelling 'mop'

Keep playing until your child gets tired or the puppy gets full … whichever comes first!

Can you think of other ways to use the “Feed the Puppy” Alphabet Game? Let us know in the comments below!

If your preschooler liked this activity, why don’t you try our other letter recognition activities, too?

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Helen

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Thank you

Helen

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This is absolutely “Pawesome” :)

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Thank you, Helen! 😄

Crystal

says:

My kiddos are loving their new very hungry puppy. Great way to start letter recognition skills and to be able to use this later on with building words for puppy eat.

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Thanks for letting us know that your kids are enjoying feeding the puppy, Crystal! 😊

Margater Mohr

says:

Love the ABC puppy game!!! My kiddos are always pretending they are dogs and cats!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

This brings back nostalgic memories for me, Margater. My now adult children loved to play “pets” with each other. 😊

Agynhez

says:

Thank you Robin E. for this “Feed the puppy” I’ll use it tomorrow I’m sure they gonna love it…

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Did they love it, Agynhez? I hope they did. It’s a fun way to review. 😊

Janice

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My granddaughter is four and wasn’t interested in any other learning activity until I showed her this. So, I downloaded it and am going to go to UPS and have the bones laminated tomorrow. She is excited! I am as well. She is living with us and being raised by her Daddy. We love her so much!. She loves animals, especially dogs. Hopefully she will learn a lot tomorrow!!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

I love that this game is so motivating for your granddaughter, Janice! Laminating the blank bones, as well as the printed ones, will allow you to use a wet or dry erase marker on them, so you can practice anything with feeding the puppy.

Sarah

says:

Can’t wait to try this!

Jennette

says:

All the kids want to help “feed the puppy” even my fourth grader. We also use the card for a matching game.

Chris

says:

Love the Feed the Puppy concept to learn the letters of the alphabet.

Kelley

says:

I’m going to have fun with this! I hope my kiddos do too. :D

I made him tonight and look forward to trying this out with my four and six year old!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

I hope your little ones have great fun feeding the puppy, Donna!

Tracy

says:

My “little one” is 17 and is taking College level Early Childhood Education classes. These downloads will be so very helpful for her with her preschoolers! Makes me wish I had some little ones to do them with.

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Tracy,
I have had the same feelings! Our ABC Animal Crafts have made me what to borrow a preschooler from a friend. :D

Alvena Meyer

says:

Thank you so much for this feed the puppy game. I will use it tomorrow.

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

You are welcome, Alvena. I hope you and your student have a lot of fun with it!

Robin

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This is just what I was looking for! Thank you so much for sharing and letting us have it for free! My kinders will love this!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

You are welcome, Robin. Enjoy!

Beth

says:

What a great way to make letter recognition interactive! Thank you!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

You are welcome, Beth. And as your child moves into reading, “Feed the Puppy” game can be used with words as well as letters. We have even had a mom tell us she used it with math flashcards as well!

Debra Perdue

says:

This is very helpful for my daughter that has learning disabilities. She likes the bones and since she has trouble with her numbers also, I included them on the blank “bones”. Thanks for a great resource.

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Debra,
You are so welcome. I’m glad to hear the blank bones were helpful for you and your child! They do make this activity useful for many things beyond letter recognition.

We have a similar activity, “Feed the Monster”, available on this page.

Amy

says:

Would love to use level 3!

Andrea

says:

What a cute interactive game!

Michelle Mann

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I cannot wait to try this in my house hold. My son loves animals so, I think this will help keep him motivated in learning.

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Michelle,
I hope your son enjoys this activity so much he begs to do school!

Michelle Mann

says:

Thank you!

Amanda Y

says:

This sounds like such a fun game and an easy way to incorporate letter recognition and letter sounds. I can’t wait to try it with my son! Thanks for such great resources!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

You are welcome, Amanda. Enjoy!

Christy D.

says:

Would love to play this game with my co-op class, and let parents know about AAR.

J. Lea

says:

I’m very excited to try this game with my two boys.

Merry

says: Customer Service

I hope they enjoy it, J. Lea!

Kelly Grundhofer

says:

I have two boys who are going to love this “game”

Rabecca

says:

This looks so fun! I’ll definitely be using it with my preschooler this year!

Mollie

says:

Thank you for this freebie! My daughter loves it!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Mollie,
Thank you for letting us know your daughter has enjoyed this game.

Lu

says:

So versatile! So Awesome! Can’t wait to try it. I am certain it will be a hit in our house. Thank you

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Lu,
If your family enjoys feeding the puppy, they might enjoy feeding our monster too. You can download our “Feed the Monster” on this page.

theMonique

says:

it’s wonderful! :)

Patrice C

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I love this set! I will be using the blank bones for math activities. I will use flashcards and have each child pick a card and feed the puppy the number of bones that correspond with the flashcard, I may even start the older children with simple math problems or skip counting using this set. So excited to add this to our math and literacy centers. Thank you!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Patrice,
Since you have older children as well as younger, I want to tell you how I did math flashcards with four kids at once.

Here’s how it worked:
I showed a flashcard (such as 3×2) card to my 7-year-old and he had to tell me what the two numbers added together equaled. Then I showed the card to my 9-year-old and he had to tell me what the numbers multiplied equaled. Then my 12-year-old, whose back had been to the flashcard the entire time, had to tell me what the two numbers were after having only heard their sum and their product. Finally, my preschooler read off the two numbers. All four kids enjoyed the activity so much that they begged to do it more.

Anyway, you may be able to find a way to make that work with the Feed the Puppy game as well.

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