Yesterday, we had our World-Changing Kids Act of Kindness Adventure at the Ottawa Humane Society. We had 16 families participate – so many friends that we needed two tours!
The kids got to make these Hide and Perch boxes for the cats. The staff puts blankets inside and on top of these boxes and the cats use them if they are feeling a bit shy or scared and want to get away, or just to have a nice nap on top of. Sometimes the cats get to take these home with them when they get adopted.
For those of you familiar with New Zealand sayings, you will notice that my son wrote “Home Sweet As Home” on his Hide and Perch!
Then we got to tour the Ottawa Humane Society. We saw where they do all the laundry and the kitchen where they feed all the animals and wash the dishes! We learned about micro-chipping the animals and how the staff at the Ottawa Humane Society can read the micro-chip.
Then we got to visit the cats in the cat gallery – which the kids LOVED!
It was such a lovely activity. I highly recommend checking out the birthday parties that the Ottawa Humane Society run. You can find out more info on those here: http://www.ottawahumane.ca/youth-programs/birthday-parties/
If you would like to be included on an email list for more fun World-Changing Kids Act of Kindness Adventures, send me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org. I think I will set up another family activity for the PD Day in January.
And for 75 more Acts of Kindness that children can do in their community to build empathy, kindness and compassion, check out our book, “Plant a Garden of Kindness, A Child’s Guide to Filling a Year with Weekly Acts of Kindness.” You can see a list of Ottawa retailers who sell our book, as well as instructions for ordering online, under the “Buy our Book” tab of our website.