Do you have furry friends in your home? Making gifts for pets gives a perfect opportunity to work with your kids without attachment to the outcome. Your dog doesn’t care if the biscuits are shaped well. Your cat thinks the wonky yarn ball is fantastic.
Amber, of Living at the Whitehead’s Zoo, gives a selection of ideas for gifts your family can make for your pets:
What if you don’t have pets?
Maybe today is a good day to read some animal stories.
Another option is to take a look at Heifer International for gift ideas (the organization helps families around the world become self reliant through their programs with animals.)
Finally, if you’re looking for an outing you could always go visit your local shelter and help walk dogs or pet kitties, or visit a pet store and check out the fish and birds.