First, kids arrived and they just played around a bit. The cardboard doghouse my dad made rocked!
Next it was time to adopt your own puppy (sorry, I don't have a good picture of them all doing it). They got to choose from a big bin of cute stuffed puppies of lots of different breeds. And they got to fill out an adoption certificate and name it.
Next, we headed outside. I had set up an obstacle course (which I also have no good pictures of) for them to run through like at a dog show. I didn't make them do it on all fours, but they had the option. It had things to jump over, tunnels to go through, planks to walk across, and hoops to jump through. We even asked them to puppy tricks like "sit", "speak", "roll over" and gave them treats if they did so. It was great fun and they all got a "Best in Show" ribbon.
After we had to say goodbye to the puppies we headed inside to do a quick craft. They each got their own wooden doghouse, just right for their new puppy, and they got to paint it however they liked. I made the dog houses by cutting a larger door into pre-made birdhouses and gluing a bone above it. It was a bit tricky to get the jigsaw into the tight space but they came out great.
Next up: food. We had sandwiches and goldfish all bagged up and ready to grab. There were healthy additions like fruit at each place and cups of veggies and ranch. And the yummy, buttery, dog bone pretzels are to die for. In dog bowls we had Scooby Snacks and Cocoa Puffs to look like real food.