- The activity is a perfect context for sentence construction with when and because- We know the dog is thirsty because he is drooling!
- This would lend itself to open-ended questions before the activity to elicit language (What do we know about dogs? How do we take care of dogs?) and some dramatic play with a stuffed animal dog after the activity.
- Social thinking instruction on the theme of "guessing someone's plan" would go well with this activity- we need to read the dog's body language to respond appropriately.