Social Awareness Activities for Kids


Pop Can Cut-Ups
Children can save animals' lives by cutting the plastic rings from six-packs.
Children can save animals' lives by cutting the plastic rings from six-packs.
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Animals have rights, too, and kids can help save small animals -- one six-pack at a time. With pop can cut-ups, kids can spread the word and get others involved, too. This social awareness activity encourages kids to think about those who can't talk for themselves.

What You'll Need:

  • Blank paper
  • Colored markers or crayons
  • Masking tape
  • Stapler

Every year, thousands of birds, sea creatures, and forest animals lose their lives after becoming entangled in plastic pop-can caddies -- those plastic binders that keep aluminum six-packs together until shoppers get them safely home. You can help save animals' lives by spreading the word.

Step 1: Make simple fliers that ask your neighbors to be pop can cut-ups: Ask them to snip those dangerous bits of plastic into harmless strips.

Step 2: Pass your fliers out to your neighbors. Be sure to ask for permission before you post them in public places, such as malls or schools. And always take a trusted adult with you.

Spreading the word about plastic cut-ups helps animals. Continue reading to find out how to help homeless people.

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