Welcome to the RISPCA Kid’s Page, which has been named for Molly, our Director’s golden doodle. Molly loves kids, ear rubs, long walks in the countryside, and degus. She’s also a goofball, and great fun to play with.
Coloring Pages created by Laurelin Sitterly:
Rabbit, Guinea Pig, Ferret, Rat, and Hamster coming soon
Laurelin’s Cat Coloring
A great link to cute guinea pig coloring pages: Guinea Pig Coloring Pages
And here’s a link to the AVMA Petpourri Kids Activity Sheets
Animal Activity Sheets
African Pygmy Hedgehogs Fill in the Blank
IFAW Dogs and Cats Word K-2 Fill in the Blank (Courtesy of IFAW, who produces the most marvelous humane education materials! Many thanks to them!)
The Ratty Fun Pages http://www.dapper.com.au/fun.htm
AKC Canine Crossword (Courtesy of the AKC)
AKC Safety Scramble (Courtesy of the AKC)
Here’s an Acrostic poem Guinea Pig. Show your child this example and see if your child would like to draw a picture of an animal and create his or her own acrostic!
Connect the Dots
Many animals are popular pets here in the US, but did you know many of our pets come from different countries? Pets are popular world-wide, and every country has its favorite. We have dog breeds that originate from nearly every continent; our pet rabbits and ferrets came from Europe; Sugar Gliders started in Australia and South East Asia; many popular snakes come from Africa; our favorite large birds come from South America, Africa and Australia; and some of the most popular small mammals, such as chinchillas and guinea pigs, come from South America. Talk about international pets! For fun, do a search online or at your library to find out where your pets first came from. Below is a list of simple animals translated in to a variety of languages.
Cool Projects You Can Do for Animals
Here are some of our more popular crafts at the shelter for school groups.
Parents, you can also take a look at our Humane Education Director’s Pinterest board Crafts to Make for Pets, which include many kid-friendly DIY crafts.
Cat and Dog Beds
Milk Jug Feeder
Cat String Toy: Knot the base of an 18″ length of gimp with a jingle bell, add about 6 to 8″ of pony beads, and knot the end carefully. Make sure both ends are secure so that your cat doesn’t end up breaking the string toy. Have fun!
Here’s a link for some fun games about wildlife on the National Wildlife Federation’s Kid’s Page