Two great activities to go with the story, ONE DOG CANOE. In the game, Change the Beginning Sound, children will roll a die, land on a letter and than pick a word card. They must change the beginning sound on the word card to the letter they landed on. Along the way, they will pick up characters from the story and place them in their canoe.
In the game, Is It a Noun or Verb?, the children will pick a card and decide if it names something or is an action. They will also pick up characters from the story. Lots of fun! they will "steal" characters from each other and the winner will have the most characters in their canoe.