Recently, I’ve been tweeting and sharing news on Facebook to help spread the word about the ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge where for the third year in a row, shelters around the country are in a race to save more animals’ lives by competing for grant prizes. That’s all very important, and I hope you’ll help spread the word, too, but it’s also a fairly grown-up concept. I thought it would be fun to share some ways to get the kiddos involved, too. It’s never too early to start teaching children about being kind to pets and helping animals in need and ASPCA has a special website just for kids, called ASPCA Kids!
When you visit ASPCA Kids, you will find all sorts of fun tools and resources to help teach children about pet care, animal adoption, pet safety, and more! There’s a section about Cool Animal Careers, cartoons about Pet Safety, cute photos and fun games too!
I also found cool stuff like this FREE Sprout Printable for Kids that you can download with activities about being kind to animals and pets! There’s also free kid-appropriate videos, and stories about Kids Who Rock. Read about Mimi Ausland’s story and other inspiring articles about kids who are making a difference in the lives of animals and ways your kids can help, too! It’s all free, and there’s no signup or registration needed. Just visit http://www.aspca.org/ASPCAKids to access all the fun and helpful kid-friendly resources!