Classroom Resources

Class Action Ideas

  • Find out what your local animal shelter or rescue group needs most – this could be blankets, towels, pet food, toys, etc. Hold a drive to collect donations, and arrange for a few class representatives to present them. Take some pictures for your mark on the Kindness Map.
  • Help the environment and animals by collecting bottles, cans, and milk cartons. Take them to the bottle depot and donate the proceeds to a local animal shelter or rescue group. Take some photos and tell us about it for your mark on the Kindness Map.
  • Mount a public awareness campaign to help animals in your community. Each student can make their own poster, or work in groups. You can take the posters to neighbourhood stores and businesses and ask them to post them. It can be as easy as making posters using the following ideas:
    • Stop pet overpopulation: spay and neuter your pet
    • Adopt a pet from the local animal shelter
    • Be a responsible pet owner: keep your cats indoors and dogs on a leash
  •  Research controversial issues involving animals and hold a debate. Hold a debate in your class – you could invite other classes, or open it up to parents or community members. Send us a report (and maybe some photos or videos) for the Kindness Map. Issues could include questions like:
    • Should using animals in circuses be banned?
    • Is the seal hunt humane?
    • Should furs be discouraged as clothing?
    • Should cats be kept indoors?

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Follow our Step-by-Step guide to help you carry out your project with success.

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