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  • Writer's pictureStacy Crouse

Dog Themed Lesson Plan Activities For Teletherapy

I00% dog person here, folks.

National Dog Day is August 26th, and I've got your teletherapy dog-themed activity needs more than covered. Full disclosure, I probably won't be your go-to for National Cat Day ideas (is that a thing?), but check out these doggone good finds from around the web to engage your students at the end of August.... or any time!

Boom Cards

This Boom Card deck has something for nearly all of my students. With 8 different speech and language activities including vocabulary, sequencing, inferencing, listening comprehension, verbs, and more, I'll be using this to introduce the theme and tons of dog-related vocabulary, hone in on specific skills, and send for homework practice.

Dog Boom Cards activity for Speech Therapy Language and Articulation


Search the following book titles/authors wherever you access digital versions of books (your local library, YouTube, websites, online stores, etc.).


  • My Dog Thinks I'm A Genius by Harriet Ziefert

  • Lucy Rescued by Harriet Ziefert

  • The Poky Little Puppy by Janette Sebring Lowrey

  • Clifford the Big Red Dog series by Norman Bridwell

  • Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion


  • My Dog Likes Me by Bobbi Kalman

  • Guess the Dog by Kari Noel

  • Short, Shorter, Shortest by Rebecca Felix

  • Cool Pets for Kids: Dogs by Dawn Titmus


Perfect to address almost anything! Verb tenses, pronouns, making inferences and predictions, sequencing, retelling, and so much more!

Games & activities

These activities can be used for reinforcement or any number of speech and language goals!


There are dozens of digital coloring pages of dogs on, which are great to fill a few minutes of extra time or target description and vocabulary.

Activities for Older Students

These activities are great for targeting comprehension, vocabulary in context, main idea and supporting details, articulation carryover, and more!

Phew! You should be set to "work like a dog" on those speech and language goals for National Dog Day, or any day. Have fun!

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