Now that Melissa & Doug is proudly featuring new PAW Patrol toys in its selection, we’ve quickly become experts in all things related to the pawsome pups! Here’s a cheat sheet that can help parents connect with kids as they play, learn, and have fun!
PAW Patrol™ Fun Facts, Activities, and Play Ideas!
From high-tech gadgets to good old teamwork, the PAW Patrol™ pups keep Ryder, Mayor Goodway, and everyone in Adventure Bay on their toes. This cheat sheet offers an overview of the pups—and Ryder—to help you get to know the characters as well as your kids do, so your viewing and post-viewing experience is as fulfilling as possible. Give it a read and ask your kids which pup they identify most with and why! And once you have a feel for the pups, try the three easy, open-ended play ideas listed below!
What Are the PAW Patrol™ Dogs’ Names?
A firehouse pup, Marshall is all about the action, and always reassures the rest of the pups with a resounding, “I’m okay!” He may be a little clumsy, but that’s just part of his charm.
Fearless and kind, Skye uses the wings on her Pup Pack—or her helicopter—whenever she declares, “This pup’s gotta fly!”
Police dog Chase is “on the case!” This German Shepherd is a natural leader and always ready to help.
Kids also love Rubble, the construction pup; Rocky, who teaches kids all about the importance of recycling; water-rescuer Zuma; snow-rescuer Everest; and jungle-rescuer Tracker—who also has super-amazing hearing.
With an energetic can-do attitude, Ryder runs the local tower, called the Lookout, as he leads and teaches the pups. He has the pups’ backs every step of the way, including when they’re rocking out to the “Pup, Pup Boogie.”
3 PAW Patrol™ Play Ideas
Whether they’re at the Pup Park, the Adventure Bay Train Station, or on Seal Island, the PAW Patrol™ pups are ready to help. Try these PAW Patrol™ activities with your kids!
ARTS & CRAFTS: Imagine a New Pup for the Patrol!
Name the Pup: Give the new pup a name! It can be a silly name, the name of a pet in your life, or something else!
- Make Up a Special Skill: What is your new pup’s special skill or talent? Can your pup juggle or play an instrument? Maybe your pup is an artist!
- Draw a Pup Portrait: What does your pup look like? Does your pup have more than one color fur? Is your pup very tall?
- Create a Catchphrase: Chase is on the case! Marshall is okay! Skye’s gotta fly! What’s your line?
Try this toy or this one to pump up the creative PAW Patrol™ play:
IMAGINATIVE PLAY: Build Out a PAW Patrol™ Place!
PAW Patrol™ takes place in and around the city of Adventure Bay. Ask your kids, “If PAW Patrol™ took place in your community, what would it look like?” Use blocks, play rugs, vehicles, puppets, stuffed animals, and play figures to build out a pretend PAW Patrol™ place! Here are some helpful prompts:
- Would it have buildings?
- Would it be a very open space?
- What would it be called?
- What happens inside?
Try this toy to pump up the imaginative PAW Patrol™ play:
Here’s another fun PAW Patrol™ toy for sparking imaginations, the PAW Patrol™ Rescue Mission Wooden Dashboard:
ROLE PLAY: Be a Skill Teacher!
Each of the PAW Patrol™ pups is known for something they’re really good at or that they love to do. Ask your kids, “What are you really good at?” Have them show siblings or friends how to do it! Here are some helpful prompts:
- How did you learn this skill?
- What do the kids learning from you need? (Be sure to keep it simple—suggest items they can find around their home.)
- What tips can you offer the other kids, if they are not feeling super sure of themselves?
Try this toy to continue the PAW Patrol™ role play fun:
About PAW Patrol™No job is too big, no pup is too small! PAW Patrol™ is a CG, action-adventure preschool series starring a pack of six heroic puppies led by a tech-savvy 10-year-old boy named Ryder. With a unique blend of problem-solving skills, cool vehicles, and physical humor, the PAW Patrol™ works together on high-stakes rescue missions to protect the Adventure Bay community. From Marshall the firedog to Chase the police pup to Skye who flies high in her copter, each pup brings a unique personality and skill to the team, modeling the importance of teamwork and good citizenship.