Fun Pet Activities and Games for Kids

Welcome to our collection of fun and educational pet activities and games designed for children!  

Pet Themed Bingo

Instructions for Parents: How to Play Pet Care Bingo

Playing Pet Care Bingo is a fun and educational way to teach your child about the responsibilities involved in taking care of pets. Here’s how you can set up and play the game with your child:

  1. Click Here to Download and Print the Bingo Cards: Print out enough cards for each participant.
  2. Prepare the Game:
    • Gather small markers, such as buttons, coins, or paper clips, to cover the squares on the bingo cards.
    • Print and cut out a set of calling cards that match the tasks listed on the bingo cards (e.g., feed the dog, brush the cat, walk the dog).
  3. Set Up the Game Area: Arrange a comfortable playing area where everyone can sit around a table. Ensure each player has a bingo card and a set of markers.
  4. Explain the Rules:
    • Explain to your child that each square on the bingo card represents a different pet care task.
    • Describe how to place a marker on a square when the corresponding task is called out.
    • The goal is to complete a row, column, or diagonal of marked squares to win.
  5. Start the Game:
    • Shuffle the calling cards and place them in a stack.
    • Draw one calling card at a time and read it out loud. For example, “Feed the dog.”
    • Each player who has that task on their bingo card places a marker on the corresponding square.
  6. Continue Playing:
    • Keep drawing and calling out tasks until a player completes a row, column, or diagonal.
    • The first player to complete a row, column, or diagonal and shout “Bingo!” wins the game.
  7. Discuss and Reflect:
    • After the game, discuss the different pet care tasks with your child.
    • Talk about why each task is important and how it helps keep pets happy and healthy.
  8. Play Again: Shuffle the bingo cards and play additional rounds as desired. Each game helps reinforce the importance of various pet care tasks.

By playing Pet Care Bingo, you can make learning about pet care enjoyable and interactive for your child while fostering a sense of responsibility.

Animal Matching Game

Instructions for Parents: Animal Matching Game

The Animal Matching Game is a fun and educational way to teach children about the different needs of pets and how to care for them. Follow these instructions to set up and play the game using the animal cards from the link provided.

Materials Needed


  1. Print the Animal Cards: Print out the animal cards and glue the pages to a piece of cardboard.
  2. Cut out each square with an animal’s picture in it.

Playing the Game

  1. Set Up the Game: Turn the cards face down and spread them out on the table.
  2. Explain the Objective: Tell the child that their goal is to match all the cards with the same picture of the type of animal.
  3. Start Matching: Have the child pick two cards and turn them over. If the pictures on the two cards do not match they have to turn the cards back over and pick again.  
  4. Take turns: Keep taking turns picking two cards each turn to try and match the cards up. Encourage the child to try and remember where the card was with the specific animal on it until all cards are matched.

This game is a great way for children to enhance their memory skills.

Pet Care Storytime

Objective: Teach children about the responsibilities of pet ownership through storytelling and role-playing.


  • A selection of children’s books about pets and pet care (e.g., “Clifford the Big Red Dog” series, “Harry the Dirty Dog”)
  • Stuffed animals or toy pets
  • Props like toy food bowls, brushes, and blankets


  1. Choose a children’s book about pets and read it together with your child.
  2. As you read, pause to discuss the different ways the characters take care of their pets.
  3. After reading, use stuffed animals and props to act out scenes from the book.
  4. Encourage your child to take on the role of the pet owner and perform tasks like feeding, grooming, and playing with the toy pet.
  5. Ask your child questions about what they are doing and why it is important.
  6. Use this opportunity to reinforce lessons about pet care and responsibility.

These games provide a fun and interactive way for children to learn about the various aspects of pet care, fostering empathy and responsibility towards animals.

DIY Pet Toys

DIY pet toys are a fantastic way for children to engage in creative and hands-on activities while learning about pet care. These homemade toys can be made using simple, household materials and offer a fun, interactive way for kids to bond with their pets. By crafting their own toys, children can develop a sense of responsibility and pride in providing entertainment and enrichment for their furry friends. Popular projects include braided rope toys for dogs, feather wands for cats, and sock fish toys. These activities not only stimulate a child’s creativity but also promote the well-being of their pets.

Explore our DIY pet toy ideas and instructions to get started on some fun, pet-friendly crafts with your child!

Braided Rope Dog Toy


  • Fleece fabric or old t-shirts
  • Scissors
  • Rubber band or safety pin


  1. Cut the Fabric: Cut the fleece fabric or t-shirts into three long strips, each about 3 inches wide.
  2. Secure the Ends: Tie one end of the strips together with a rubber band or safety pin to keep them in place.
  3. Braid the Strips: Have your child hold the secured end while you demonstrate how to braid the three strips together. Encourage your child to try braiding the strips themselves.
  4. Tie the End: Once the braid is complete, tie the loose end with another rubber band or knot it securely.
  5. Play: Give the braided rope toy to your dog to enjoy a fun tug-of-war or fetch game.

Feather Cat Toy


  • String
  • Scissors
  • Craft feathers
  • Wooden stick (optional)
  • Glue or tape


  1. Prepare the Feathers: Select a few craft feathers and gather them together at the ends.
  2. Attach the Feathers: Use glue or tape to secure the feathers to one end of the string.
  3. Attach to a Stick (Optional): If desired, tie the other end of the string to a wooden stick to create a wand toy.
  4. Play: Let your child wave the feather toy around for your cat to chase and pounce on.

Sock Fish Cat Toy


  • Old sock
  • Catnip (optional)
  • Cotton stuffing or fabric scraps
  • Needle and thread or fabric glue
  • Marker


  1. Stuff the Sock: Fill the old sock with cotton stuffing or fabric scraps. Add a pinch of catnip if you want to make the toy more enticing for your cat.
  2. Shape the Fish: Shape the sock into a fish form by tying a knot near the open end or sewing it closed with needle and thread. Alternatively, use fabric glue to seal the end.
  3. Add Features: Use a marker to draw eyes and scales on the sock to make it look like a fish.
  4. Play: Give the sock fish toy to your cat for them to bat around and play with.

The DIY pet toy activities provided on this website are intended for educational and entertainment purposes only. We recommend that parents supervise children during all crafting activities to ensure safety. Use caution with materials that could pose a choking hazard or cause harm to pets. Always consider your pet’s behavior and preferences when introducing new toys, and monitor your pet during playtime to prevent accidental ingestion or injury. The creators of these activities assume no responsibility for any injuries or damages resulting from the use of these DIY toys. Please consult a veterinarian if you have any concerns about the safety of these toys for your pet.

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