HELPING TEACHERS INSPIRE COMPASSION FOR ANIMALS, PEOPLE & THE ENVIRONMENT

Classroom Resources

Get Nina Home!

The Alberta SPCA Animal Game

You are visiting your friend Jamal and his dog, Nina the border collie, who live on a farm. You have been out playing in the field with your friends and need to get back to the house to feed Nina. Help get Nina home by answering questions about animals you see along the way!

This game is designed for students to learn about animal welfare and safety while working their way through eleven multiple choice questions. As we learn more about animals and their needs, the better we are at providing care. 

This game can be played individually, in pairs or small groups. Younger students will require assistance from an adult to read the questions. Everyone can learn something new from playing!

Learn more about the answers to the questions:

Dogs

Baby Hares

Cows

Skunks

Coyotes

Chickens

Pigs

Related Resources:

The Five Freedoms

Information and activities on the internationally recognized concept used by professionals in animal care and welfare

Curious Questions

Short videos of experts answering animal related ‘Curious Questions’ from students across Alberta 

CTSanimals.ca

Free online course material for high school students to understand and apply best practices for the care of domestic animals

Curriculum Connections

Social Studies
  • K.2 I Belong
    • General Outcome: Students will demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the characteristics and interests that unite members of communities and groups.
      • K.2.3 appreciate how their participation in their communities affects their sense of belonging
        • Develop an awareness of the importance of sharing the responsibility of caring for the environment.
Science
  • General Learner Expectations: Students will:
    • 1-4 Demonstrate positive attitudes for the study of science and for the application of science in responsible ways.
    • Specific Learner Expectations: Students will show growth in acquiring and applying the following traits:
      • a sense of responsibility for actions taken
      • respect for living things and commitment for their care
  • Topic E: Needs of Plants and Animals
    • General Learner Expectation: Students will:
      • 1-11 Describe some common living things, and identify needs of those living things.
      • Specific Learner Expectations: Students will:
        • 3. Identify ways in which living things are valued
Science
  • General Learner Expectations: Students will:
    • 2-4 Demonstrate positive attitudes for the study of science and for the application of science in responsible ways.
    • Specific Learner Expectations: Students will show growth in acquiring and applying the following traits:
      • a sense of responsibility for actions taken
      • respect for living things and commitment for their care
Science
  • General Learner Expectations: Students will:
    • 3-4 Demonstrate positive attitudes for the study of science and for the application of science in responsible ways.
    • Specific Learner Expectations: Students will show growth in acquiring and applying the following traits:
      • a sense of responsibility for actions taken
      • respect for living things and commitment for their care
Science
  • General Learner Expectations: Students will:
    • 4-4 Demonstrate positive attitudes for the study of science and for the application of science in responsible ways.
    • Specific Learner Expectations: Students will show growth in acquiring and applying the following traits:
      • a sense of responsibility for actions taken
      • respect for living things and commitment for their care
Science
  • General Learner Expectations: Students will:
    • 5-4 Demonstrate positive attitudes for the study of science and for the application of science in responsible ways.
    • Specific Learner Expectations: Students will show growth in acquiring and applying the following traits:
      • a sense of responsibility for actions taken
      • respect for living things and commitment for their care
Science
  • General Learner Expectations: Students will:
    • 6-4 Demonstrate positive attitudes for the study of science and for the application of science in responsible ways.
    • Specific Learner Expectations: Students will show growth in acquiring and applying the following traits:
      • a sense of responsibility for actions taken
      • respect for living things and commitment for their care

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