COVID-19 Update - 2020 Camp Sessions Canceled
It is with a heavy heart that we have decided to cancel our Lifelong Friends Summer Camp for kids due to COVID-19. It is not a decision we took lightly, but we feel that it is in the best interest of the children’s safety and our community.
Thanks so much for your patience and understanding! We truly appreciate your kindness and support for this signature education program and our furry friends! If you had already registered your child for a camp session, you should have received an email from KHS on May 11. If you did not, please reach out to Frank Hanlon, 502-515-3143, [email protected], to discuss reimbursement options.
Are you looking for some fun things to do at home with your child? See our in-home resource below.
And – we will be doing a weekly Critter Corner on Facebook to include guest speakers and animals! Tune in for the first one on June 16 at 10am where we will meet some special cats at the Purrfect Day Café! All resources and videos will be accessible on our website.
We hope to see each and every one of you next year!
At-Home Activities for Kids
Looking for fun, animal-focused or nature-themed projects for your kids to do at home? Here are a few ideas:
Create enrichment for the animals at the shelter:
The following are some great craft activities you can do at home. A big thanks to these special sites and the people who have created and shared these wonderful ideas.
- Cat mask craft
- Paper bag giraffe puppet craft
- Flamingo handprint craft
- Toilet paper roll owl craft
- Animal crafts for kids
- Make your own herb terrarium
- Make your own egg carton greenhouse
- Make your own butterfly feeder
- Make your own garden markers by painting stones
- Make your own earthworm hotel
- Make your own Cheerios bird feeder
City Wildlife Safari
You don't have to live in a jungle to see animals -- there are lots of wildlife in towns and cities, too.
Hard-Working Animals Guessing Game
How many hard-working animals can you name? Play this guessing game and find out!
The Home Sweet Home Hike
Animals need homes, too. Going home-hunting is fun when you know where to look.
Many animals only come out at night. Find out how to spot them!
Take an Animal Census
This fascinating activity shows you how to take a census of the animals in your own backyard.
Walk Like the Animal
Quick! Run like a dog, crab, or turtle! This fun race will have you and your family walking like your favorite animals.
All animals need water to survive. Learn how you can help give them a drink to quench their thirst.
This game will test your knowledge of animal names.
In this game, see if you can match up the animal with its baby animal name.