Caring for Animals
What things do you think you need to make you healthy and happy? Make a list with your parent. Your parents provide you with everything you need.
Animals in nature have a habitat. This habitat provides them with everything they need.
This squirrel lives in a hole in an oak tree.
The oak tree gives it shelter.
The squirrel eats the acorns from the oak tree.
It drinks water from ponds and puddles.
The squirrel takes care of itself because the habitat provides everything that it needs.
If we have a pet, not only do we need to meet their basic needs, we also need to make sure that they have shelter and special care, so that they are happy and healthy.
Make a Pet
Now make your own pet: decorate a pebble, a pine cone, a toilet roll tube or a little pot. Can you make a little habitat for it, either in the house or in the garden? What will it need to be happy and healthy?