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World Animal Day Activities

4th October 2024

Wondering how to celebrate World Animal Day in your classroom? These resources will get your pupils identifying different species and talking and writing about their favourite animals. We even have a tool that will allow older children to create a survey of their classmates' pets! Take a look at the resources below to start planning your World Animal Day lessons today.

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My pet

Can you draw a picture of your pet and write about it? If you don't have a pet why not describe the pet you would like.

Key points:

  • What kind of animal is your pet?
  • What is your pet's name?
  • What does it like to eat?
  • Where does it live?
  • Does it have a favourite toy?


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Which animal is your favourite?

Use this graph project to construct a pictogram of people's preferences (Early Years) or a different type of graph (KS1 and KS2). In PSED this activity can promote expression of preferences and talk about self.

Key points:

  • How many people like each item?
  • Which item is the most popular?
  • Which item is the least popular?
  • What proportion of people like each item?


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Our pets

Complete a survey on people's pets and display the results in a graph.

Key points:

  • How many of each pet are there?
  • Which is the most common pet?
  • Which is the least common pet?
  • What proportion of the total is each type of pet?



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