People have identification cards, why not pets? Make a Pet I.D. card for your family pet, a fun activity that also gives your child some writing practice.
What You Need:
- Cardboard or card stock paper, around 4 ½ x 6 inches
- Markers, colored pencils
- Glue stick
- Photograph of your family pet
What You Do:
- Tell your child he will make a “Pet I.D. Card” for the family pet (dog, cat, fish, cat rabbit, or whatever), although it is just for fun and not really an official identification card.
- Find a good photograph of your pet and let your child cut out a facial close-up. Your child can cut the photo to about a 2 x 2 inch size, similar to a passport photo. If you don’t have a good photo of your pet, another option is to let your child draw a picture of his pet in the upper left corner of the card stock paper, in a box of about 2 x 2 inches.
- If using a photograph, have your child draw a box in the upper left corner of his card stock paper, and use the glue stick to glue his pet’s photo inside the box.
- Have your child write information next to and under the photograph of the kinds of things that would appear on a person’s identification card: your pet’s full name, home phone number, home address, height, weight, fur (hair) color, eye color, and other distinguishing features!
- On the back of the card, your child can collect and write more information about his pet, for example: games the pet likes to play, the pet’s habits, daily schedule, favorite foods, favorite toys, and favorite people. He can also draw a picture of his pet on the back. Have fun with it!