Before you begin, talk through the 5 Welfare Needs with your class or group. Then download the KS2 Activity Plans below – these consist of notes to guide you, and worksheets you can hand out. Children can take the 5 Welfare Needs quiz in two teams, or individually. There is also a certificate to give out on completion, and a poster and pocket guides to help pupils remember the 5 Welfare Needs. Have fun!
Help children understand the 5 Welfare Needs of dogs with a reading comprehension exercise about a pet collie.
At your local Pets at Home store, learn about how the 5 Welfare Needs apply to leopard geckos and other reptiles.
The quiz is available as an app for your device – download it from