With February half-term just around the corner, now is the time to conjure up a few fun-filled family activities. When choosing these activities, it’s always a good idea to think of something that will offer hours of fun and enjoyment while also teaching important lessons. The RSPCA Animal Champion campaign is a perfect example of this.
If you already have a family pet or you’re thinking about getting one, then this February half-term is the perfect time to teach your children the importance of caring for animals in the correct way. This is because the RSPCA Animal Champion campaign is being launched; teaching kids the fundamental skills of animal care in a fun and enjoyable manner.
From learning about which foods animals can’t eat to discovering how to care for your animal if it becomes injured, this new and exciting scheme introduced by the RSPCA is a great opportunity for the little ones to learn and have fun.
It’s available to anyone between the ages of 6 and 12 years and has been designed to give both parents and children the chance to embark on a number of interactive adventures throughout the February school holidays.
A good option for a rainy day
With a mixture of challenges to choose from, including the likes of baking animal cakes, organising an animal themed sleepover and embarking on a small fundraising expedition, becoming a champion is a good option for all – even on a rainy day.
How to sign up
Signing up is easy, although you better apply soon as the school holidays are almost upon us!
It costs £15 per pack to register and those who wish to apply should visit the animal charity website.
Inside the kit
Once you have registered, the little ones will receive an RSPCA Animal Champion toolkit which contains everything they need to embark on a series of challenges. Prior to beginning these challenges it is important to sit down with your children and discuss their preferences – perhaps asking them to select their top five activities to complete.
Once they’ve completed these five activities, they’ll receive an RSPCA Animal Champion certificate and award. This will more than likely take pride of place on their bedroom wall and give them great satisfaction and pride. They can even take the certificate in to their school to show friends and peers what they’ve been up to over the holidays, helping to spread the RSPCA’s important message in the process.
Visit the RSPCA website for more information on the work of this great charity in this guest post and for details on how to help your kids become an Animal Champion. The Animal Champion scheme is open to children between the ages of 6 and 12 years and costs £15 per pack/child. The closing date for applications is February 12.