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Create a Happy Pet Environment

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

Student Instructions

1. Read the Happy Pet Environment handout. It lists things that a pet needs to be happy and healthy in their home. 2. Next you will create your own Happy Pet Environment for either a dog or a cat. There are two options: 2.a. The first option is to create a drawing of your Happy Pet Environment. Use the Happy Pet Environment drawing template and press drawing. Draw all the items your pet needs in your home. Also draw either your dog or your cat living in that home. Press mic to record yourself describing your drawing. 2.b. The second option is to create a diorama of your Happy Pet Environment. To create a diorama, you will need a shoebox tipped on its side to act as the home. Then, fill the shoebox with drawings, photos, small objects, or clay sculptures that represent all the things your dog or cat needs to be happy and healthy. When finished, press the photo to take a photo of your diorama, then press mic to record yourself describing your diorama.

Teacher Notes (not visible to students)

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!