If I Were a President's Pet
For over a hundred years, every U.S. president has had pets in the White House. Most had dogs and cats, but some pets were unusual. Teddy Roosevelt had a rabbit, badger, kangaroo rat, and flying squirrel. On occasion, he also hosted a coyote, hyena, zebra, bear, or lion!
If you were a president's pet, what kind would you be? This activity will help you imagine being a pet in the White House.
Your Turn Imagine being the pet of a favorite president. Answer these questions to spark your imagination:
- Who is your president?
- What kind of pet are you?
- What are you given to eat?
- Where do you sleep?
- What is your favorite daytime activity?
- What kind of personality do you have? (cuddly? scary? brave? fierce? protective? goofy? something else?)
- Have you ever frightened or made someone laugh in the White House? What happened?
- What is your most memorable story about the president?
- What is the best part of living in the White House?
Write a story about being a president's pet. Use words like I, me, my, and mine as you describe your adventures in the White House.
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