Valentine’s Gifts for Pets
What about a cute Valentine’s Gifts for Pet idea?! Making something for your pets is a geat Kids’ Valentines Activity and a fun way to celebrate the day. Rodrigo from Box of Ideas shares with us some cuper cute Cat & Dog DIY Valentine’s Treat Jar (including free printables), that make this not only a fun DIY but a super easy one too! I can’t believe we are almost half way through the 31 Days of Love series…. be sure to keep reading and keep making!
Hola! My name is Rodrigo Macias, founder of Box of Ideas, a blog full of imaginative and educational ideas for modern parents and Early Years educators (like myself!).
I feel very honoured to be a part of Maggy’s spectacular love series this year. If you are reading this post, it is likely that you are one of us animal lovers, so why not make a gift for a furry Valentine?
It may be because my wife and I live with two spoiled dogs but…in our home we think that teaching children to show affection to animals from a young age is massively important for their development to become people that care about the needs of someone else besides themselves. Getting them involved in making a gift for the family’s animal companions is a great way to support that idea.
Valentine’s Gifts for Pets: Treat Jars – Materials
To make these neat dog and cat Treat jars you only need:
– A copy of this free printable of cat and dog parts
– Glass jar
– Anything to add colour
– Scissors and a glue stick
Valentine’s Gifts for Pets – How to make your cute Valentine’s Day Treat Jars
STEP 1: Colour in the animal parts using your favourite materials (or whatever you have handy).
For our jars I used a Sharpie, coloured pencils and watercolours like the ones kids use at school.
STEP 2: Cut out your attractively coloured animal eyes, ears, tail and paws with the animal-Valentine’s message.
STEP 3: Add glue to the back of your cut-outs and paste them on the glass jar. I used a regular school-type glue stick, but any type of glue will do.
If you want to skip this step, print the animal parts using a sheet of adhesive paper (instant stickers!).
Now fill your jars with tasty dogy or kitty treats, and you are done 🙂
Happy Valentine’s Day and Happy Pets Day!! Enjoy!
You may also like these animal-related activities with free printables from Box of Ideas:
Complete the Animals with Crafts
A crafty activity where kids use their creativity and random materials to finish the incomplete bodies of different animals.
An original chess set with 3D animal chess pieces and a grass/sand chessboard that you can easily print at home.
1-10 Animal Numbers for Kids in 5 languages
A set of multilingual animal-shaped numbers that comes as Flashcards, A4 Posters and Colouring Pages to help you with early numeracy activities.
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