Animal Companions

Humans have had unique relationships with animals for thousands of years. But when did humans begin keeping animals as pets and not livestock? What are the strangest pets you can legally own? How do pets help humans every day? Together, we’ll take a look at the fantastic world of animal companions and answer these questions and more. We’ll move like monkeys, create our own strange pet, sculpt animal statues, and craft a bird feeder to make animal friends of our own.

what you’ll need

  • Your Camp Kinda toolkit
  • Toilet paper tube
  • Bird seed
  • Peanut butter, nut butter or shortening
  • Butter knife
  • String or ribbon
  • Flat craft stick
  • Playdough or sculpting clay

weekly family activity

Kick off this week’s theme with The Secret Life of Pets! This clever adventure follows the hijinks of domesticated dogs, birds, and other animal companions when their owners aren’t around. Have a family movie night and as always, be sure to check out the Common Sense Media review to make sure this movie is right for your family!

this week’s content builder:

Jaime Manriquez

Jaime Manriquez is EdNavigator's Marketing Manager. His passion for serving EdNavigator’s families stems from his own experience as a first-generation Latino student born to immigrant parents. In his spare time, he enjoys playing soccer with his overactive 10 year-old brother.

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