Alphabet Puppy Play

In an effort to expose my daughter to the alphabet in a fun, pressure-free way, I’ve been working to integrate it into our play.  This week we have been learning about pets, so I made these ABC dog bones to feed our “pet” puppy with this alphabet puppy game!
alphabet puppy play

 Alphabet Puppy Game

As my daughter “feeds” them to the stuffed puppy, I say the letter name and she repeats it after me.  Sometimes we look for a certain letter (she loves the letter “O”!), and other times we just pull whatever one is close.  There is no real goal for this activity except to provide a fun way for us to talk about the letters.

We also used the bones to “sniff out” a letter.  I would hide a few bones around the room and we would pretend to be dogs, sniffing around until we found a letter.  Then, of course, we had to bark in excitement, and I would tell her the name of the letter.  Then my sweet little puppy would take the bone to doggy bowl we’re using for pretend play (dollar store!).

alphabet puppy pretend play


I made the printable to include both upper and lowercase letters, so you could easily play a matching game with older kids or expand the dog bone hunt to involve finding the matching lowercase letter.

These could also be fun “dinosaur bones” to dig up from a sand box or other sensory bin!



Simply print the Alphabet Dog Bones, cut them out, and play!


Written by Alicia

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  • Reply Shambray

    This is such a cute idea! Thank you for sharing!

    July 24, 2014 at 2:41 pm
  • Reply Terri

    Thanks for sharing this. We’re working on alphabet/letter recognition with my grandson and this will be a fun activity.

    July 30, 2014 at 1:45 pm
  • Reply Mihaela

    Nice play idea! Off to share! 😀

    August 26, 2014 at 11:13 am
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