Pet Inventions

Language Arts/Creative Thinking Activity

Children can let their imaginations fly when they create fanciful inventions to make their pets' lives easier or more fun.



  1. Give children an example of a real pet invention such as the "doggie door," a small door in the bottom of a larger door that allows a pet to go outside and come back in freely.

  2. Brainstorm with children a list of fanciful inventions. Here's one to get started:

  3. Divide children into groups of three. Ask each group to come up with one invention. One child in the group writes a paragraph describing the invention, another child draws a picture to go with the description, and the third child presents the group's invention to the rest of the class.

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