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Build a Farm Sanctuary (extension activity for Hope by Randy Houk)

Grades: 3rd Grade, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade
Subjects: Art, Science, Character Building

Student Instructions

For this activity, you are going to pretend that you run a farm sanctuary. Farm sanctuaries are places where rescued farm animals like cows, pigs, and chickens live. They are different from a normal farm because the animals are never used for food, and live out their natural lives there. Your farm sanctuary has just rescued a pig, who was sadly found abandoned in a dumpster. 1. You will use play dough to create a home for the new pig. 2. Your home must include all 6 things a pig needs to be happy and healthy, which are: (1) friends, (2) water, (3) mud, (4) food, (5) shelter, and (6) space. 3. Take a photo of your pig's home when you are finished. Additional background building: would you like to learn more about what a farm sanctuary is? Watch this video to learn more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=165&v=-xfGkgU9T2A

Teacher Notes (not visible to students)

Educator note: This lesson was created by H.E.A.R.T. (Humane Education Advocates Reaching Teachers). Our mission is to develop a generation of compassionate youth who create positive change for animals, people, and the natural world. Please visit our resource library at www.teachheart.org/library to find all of our educator resources, most of which are free to access and use. Thank you for using this resource! Have feedback? Drop us a line at email@teachheart.org. We love hearing from teachers like you!