There’s a pretty important holiday coming up. Be Kind To Animals Week starts May 2nd! If you have young ones at home, this can be a great time to help talk to your children about our animal companions, and teach them that animals should always be treated with kindness and respect. A Hendersonville, NC vet suggests some fun activities you can do below.
Do you have a yard? Have the kids help pick out a bird feeder, install it, and fill it. This is a small thing to do, but it does help local wildlife. Being kind to animals isn’t just about pets: it also applies to wild animals! If you have a cat, Fluffy will also enjoy watching the activity. Just keep her in: you don’t want her attacking your feathered guests!
Things are slowly opening up, but there are still plenty of places you can visit online. Take the kids to a zoo or aquarium. You can opt for something close by if you want to go in person, but you can also take a virtual tour.
Arts And Crafts
Arts really are great for children. Being creative is a wonderful way for kids to express themselves. Have them draw a picture of an animal, or perhaps write a song or story about them. These are ‘purrfect’ rainy-day projects!
There are lots of cute games that involve animals. Look for a new one, and play a few rounds with the kids.
Feeling crafty? Want to keep the kids occupied for a bit? There are DIY options for all sorts of pet necessities, such as toys, beds, and even treats. The kids can make Fluffy some handmade catnip mice or a box castle. Fido may enjoy a homemade rope toy, while smaller pets will love cardboard chew toys. Look online for ideas and instructions.
If your little ones are still young enough to enjoy being read to, pick out some animal-themed books for the week. You also can’t go wrong watching movies about our animal companions. These make great family night options!
Spoil The Pet
Don’t forget to include the family pet! Pamper your beloved animal companion with special treats, a new toy, and, of course, attention.
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