6 Tips to Keep Your Kids Compassionate This Summer

The following article was written by Action Team Coordinator Tiffany Rose.

School may be out, but teaching your kids to be compassionate has never been more in. This summer, turn their down time into opportunities for compassion.

The following are some great ways to do so:

1. Help homeless animals by volunteering to be a dog walker or kitty cuddler at a local animal shelter.

2. Have the kids plan a fundraiser, such as selling lemonade or having a car wash. Donate the proceeds to a group that helps animals.

Little Girl Lemonade Stand©


3. Collect blankets and towels for your local animal shelter.

4. Host a sleepover, and cook up an awesome vegan treat together!

5. Show the kids how animals in the wild really behave. Skip the zoo, and rent a wildlife documentary instead!

6. Share your love of reading and animals by picking up books with a compassionate message.

What your kids learn in school is important, but the lessons that you teach them outside of school, such as about compassion for animals, are equally important!

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  • Carol commented on July 16, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    I completely agree. Showing children how to have compassion for other living creatures is beneficial to their development. These are some really great tips!

  • Rusty commented on July 17, 2013 at 9:29 am

    Good ideas. Other ideas include:
    1. Taking hikes in parks and teaching kids respect and love for animals and natural habitats: Don’t litter nor distrupt habitats, the importance of fire safety, etc.
    2. Avoiding activities like fishing or animal collecting even if it’s “humane” catch and release.
    3. Take part in a demonstration or protest against parks such as Marineland and Seaworld so people who truly love animals understand why supporting such businesses are wrong.

  • Sophie commented on July 18, 2013 at 8:47 am

    I feel very strongly about teaching children compassion as early as possible! I feel that the many violent people in the world today started out abusing animals.This is a subject that should be taught in the home and in the schools, and treated as a subject of utmost importance in a childs life!

  • chander kumar soni commented on July 18, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    thanks for tips.

  • Amy Snyder commented on August 29, 2014 at 9:10 am

    Great tips!

  • kike commented on September 26, 2015 at 11:26 am

    Your right we dont have to eat animals.