Interacting With Animals

This activity extends the ideas introduced in the Everyday Objects activity, but it can work as a standalone session. In it, young people begin to understand that humans interact with animals in lots of different ways and people have different opinions about what is acceptable or not when considering how animals are used and treated by people.

They will explore the concept that:

  • Humans interact with animals lots of different ways
  • People have different views on the ways people interact with animals or the ways animals are used and have different opinions about what is acceptable or not
  • There are a number of different factors that influence of views of acceptable and unacceptable interactions with animals
  • That our views of acceptable and unacceptable interactions can have an effect on our behaviour

Number of participants: You can run these activities with just one person or in a small group.

How long it will take: The activities will take about 15-20 minutes.

Included in this guide:

  • Activity sheets
  • Facilitators' notes

Download the facilitators notes - The Role of Animals in Our Lives (Word, 58KB)

Downlaod the activity sheet - Activity Sheet - Our Views Animal Cards (PDF, 288KB)