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Sparky McCloud - Drawings In The Sand

Story Notes and Extras

Sparky McCloud
Drawings In The Sand


written and presented by Sean Hunter

Learning With Art

Draw a picture of a turtle
a seagull - a seashell - a sail boat
a fish that is almost as big as Sparky
a fish that likes to swim fast
a fish that no one may ever have seen
draw a picture of a lighthouse
draw a picture of something that you might find or see at a beach
draw a picture of something that Sparky might find on the beach tomorrow

Talk and Discover
about dogs

How do you think Sparky got his name?
What do you think is a good name for a dog?
Who do you think are some of Sparky’s friends?
What kind of dog do you think Sparky might be?
What do dogs like to do for fun?
What do you like to do for fun?
What kind of work do some dogs do?
What kind of dogs like to go hunting?
What kind of dogs can run fast?
Who are some of the dogs that have lived in the White House -
or with a King or Queen?

Talk and Discover
about beaches

What beach do you think Sparky might have been at?
What beach do you think Sparky may like to visit?
What games can you play at the beach?
What would you bring with you to the beach?
What beach would you like to go to?
Who would you ask to go with you to the beach?
What is something you never do at a beach alone? (hint-go swimming)

Famous Beaches

Old Orchard Beach – Maine
Hampton Beach – New Hampshire
Chatham Lighthouse Beach – Cape Cod, MA
Narragansett Beach – Rhode Island
Hammonasset Beach – Connecticut
Jones Beach – New York
Cape May – New Jersey
Bethany Beach – Delaware
Ocean City - Maryland
Virginia Beach – Virginia
Outer Banks - North Carolina
Hilton Head - South Carolina
Stewart Beach - Georgia
Daytona Beach – Florida
Dauphin Island - Alabama
Tupelo - Mississippi
Holly Beach - Louisiana
South Padre - Texas
Huntington Beach - California
Cannon Beach - Oregon
Pacific Beach - Washington
Monti Bay - Alaska
Lumaha Beach - Hawaii
Boqueron Beach - Puerto Rico
Haputo Beach - Guam
Magens Bay Beach – St. Thomas – U.S. Virgin Islands
Elbow Beach - Bermuda
Plage des Salines – Martinique
Bahamas
Mexico
Copacabana – Brazil
Brighton Beach – England
La Concha Beach - Spain
St. Tropez – French Riviera – France
Rimini Beach - Italy
Psarou Beach- Greece
Camps Bay – South Africa
Kerala Beaches - India
Cable Beach - Australia
Matavai Bay - Tahiti

More Talk and Discover

Why are some of these beaches famous?
What is another famous beach in each state or country in the above list?
What other beaches could be on the list of nice and famous beaches?
What is something famous that may have happened near some of the above beaches?
(such as the first plane to fly or where a movie was made)
How did some of the beaches get their name?
What body of water is each beach on?
Why is the sand at some beaches different colors?
What would the water temperature be at some of the beaches in the winter?
What would the temperature be at some of the beaches in the summer?
What are some of the beaches that you would like to go to?
When would you like to go to one of the beaches?

Other Famous Dogs

Rin Tin Tin
Old Yella
Lassie

Books About Dogs To Enjoy
(original version)

101 Dalmatians – Dodie Smith
The Incredible Journey – Shelia Bumford
Where The Red Fern Grows – Wilson Rawls

and ask you local librarian to recommend some others

Books With Beaches To Enjoy
(original version)

Swiss Family Robinson – Johann Wyss
Peter Pan – James Barrie
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea – Jules Vern

and ask you local librarian to recommend some others

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