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Kindness Kits

Kindness Kits are curriculum units designed to allow teachers an in-depth exploration of humane themes with their students. Each kit contains a series of lessons and activities developed around a featured book that focus on character development, pet ownership, and responsibility for personal choices. Lessons also address state or national learning standards in other curriculum areas.

"Buddy Unchained" (Grades K-2)

By Daisy Bix

This award-winning picture book tells the story of Buddy, a dog whose life is changed forever when he is rescued from a neglectful home and eventually adopted by a loving family who provides for his needs. Told from Buddy's point of view, the story encourages readers to consider how responsibility and compassion can make a difference in the life of an animal.  Kindness Kit activities include three lessons and one supplemental activity page. 

Download the "Buddy Unchained" Kindness Kit package.

"It's Raining Cats and Cats!" (Grades 1-3)

By Jeanne Prevost (Gryphon Press)

A humorous look at the serious issue of pet overpopulation, “It’s Raining Cats and Cats!” shows what might happen if pets weren’t spayed or neutered.  This kit, including five lesson components, provides teachers an easy way to encourage discussion about how personal choices can have a community-wide impact.

Download the "It's Raining Cats and Cats" Kindness Kit package.