What could I do?
Visual, auditory and kinaesthetic.
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 30-40 minutes.
What to do
How hard can it be to help animals?
- Firstly, discuss reasons why the young person/group thinks people might want to help animals. What do they get out of it?
- Ask them to look at a selection of pictures in turn from the activity sheet What could I do? Discuss what is being done in each picture and how it helps animals. You can select the most appropriate images for your young person - we have provided both male and female versions for some of the actions being portrayed.
- Discuss whether they feel that doing this activity would be hard or easy for them, personally, to do. Create a continuum with the words ‘hardest to do’ at one end and ‘easiest to do’ at the other.
- Place each picture within the continuum, representing how easy the young person feels it would be for them to do the activity. Talk about the reasons behind their decisions.
- Go through the pictures again, and ask the young person/people to say whether they feel the activities would be hard or easy to do if they were in a group. Would being in a group make it harder, easier or would it make no difference? Discuss their reasons and the thinking behind any changes in the level of difficulty.
- Ask the young person to choose between three and five pictures of activities they think they could do quite easily.
- Then ask them to write this as a list, with the heading My way of helping animals.
- If possible, help the young person to actually do at least some of the items on his or her list and review how they found the experience.