Free Printable Pet Trivia Questions for Kids and Parents
Considering adopting a pet for your family? Put down the pro–con list. Pets can be extremely beneficial to your child’s growth and development. Consider some of the advantages of pet ownership listed below, and then download our pet trivia game for a fun way to learn more about animals.
Pets and Physical Activity
Active pets, such as dogs, need physical activity, so your child will likely become more active, or stay active, with a pet. Just make sure that he or she is pitching in. Create an activity calendar, or add activities with your pet to an existing calendar, so that your child knows what is expected each day. Schedule activities like runs, walks, or playtime so that your pet is sure to get the attention it deserves.
Pets and Life Lessons
Owning a pet can be emotionally trying through certain periods, but these are the times when your child may learn some crucial life lessons about death, illness, and mourning. These can be difficult concepts for child to grasp, but learning these lessons early will allow your child to develop coping mechanisms.
Pets and Responsibility
Pets take care and attention. Teach your child responsibility by assigning him or her pet-related chores, such as cleaning the litter box, refilling your pet’s water, or taking your pet for a walk. Keep your child on a schedule and show him or her the value of taking care of another living being. The emotional connection to a pet may help your child connect the dots between his or her chores and the final outcome of these chores.
Pets and Compassion
Compassion is important for your child to develop early, and owning a pet can help. The emotional bond that comes with adopting a pet can develop your child’s empathy and teach him or her how to be nurturing. Showing children how to respect other living beings and understand how they are feeling is a natural lesson that comes with adopting a pet. Depending on the size of your pet, playing rough is okay at times, but encourage your child to pay attention to your pet’s needs by taking it for walks and making sure its water bowl is always filled.
Learn more about household pets with the 20-question Trivia Challenge, inspired by Connections Academy’s yearlong Quiz Bowl Challenge, which is designed to educate and recognize students throughout the year. Parents and students alike can play. The quiz is free, so pass it along! Download the printable quiz and get playing.