Classroom Resources for Teachers

Kindness Kits

Kindness Kits were developed to provide teachers with curriculum to help students explore the bond between humans and animals. Each Kindness Kit contains interactive lessons and activities for the classroom that focuses on helping children understand pet ownership and responsibility. This curriculum was developed by the Animal Humane Society. Click here to request a free copy of “Buddy Unchained” or “It’s Raining Cats and Cats” to use in the classroom.

“Buddy Unchained” (Grades K-2)

By Daisy Bix

This award-winning picture book tells the story of Buddy, a dog whose life is changed forever when he is rescued from a neglectful home and eventually adopted by a loving family who provides for his needs. Told from Buddy’s point of view, the story encourages readers to consider how responsibility and compassion can make a difference in the life of an animal.

Download the “Buddy Unchained” Kindness Kit package.

“It’s Raining Cats and Cats!” (Grades 1-3)

By Jeanne Prevost (Gryphon Press)

A humorous look at the serious issue of pet overpopulation, “It’s Raining Cats and Cats!” shows what might happen if pets weren’t spayed or neutered.

Download the “It’s Raining Cats and Cats” Kindness Kit package.