These SEL Lessons Inspired by Shelter Animals Are What Kids Need Right Now

SEL lessons involving adorable animals? Sign me up!

Sponsored By Mutt-i-grees® Curriculum
Tween girl reads books to cats as part of the Mutt-i-grees program

Our furry friends are a great source of inspiration for kids and adults alike. Just bringing up the topic of animals in class is motivating for kids and promotes the kind of resiliency they need to overcome the challenges they face at school and at home. That’s why the Mutt-i-grees Curriculum is impactful and fun. Mutt-i-grees is a unique combination of social-emotional learning, humane education, and service learning. And most of their resources are free!

What’s available

Teen girl holding a small puppy as part of Mutt-i-grees resources
North Shore Animal League America

You can order free access to the complete curriculum in digital format for grades pre-K–K, 1–3, 4–5, 6, 7–8, or in PDF for 9–12. Additionally, binders may be purchased. Each grade grouping has 25 unique lessons and supplemental content covering the following themes:

  • Achieving Awareness
  • Finding Feelings
  • Encouraging Empathy
  • Cultivating Cooperation
  • Dealing With Decisions

How it works

Tween boy touches his forehead to a cats forehead while using Mutt-i-grees resources
North Shore Animal League America

Select your free product and create an account. Once you’ve completed the checkout process, your content will be available under the My Lessons tab. You will be able to access it and share it virtually with your students. Another benefit is that you can invite one other colleague to share your account.

Mutt-i-grees Curriculum team members offer staff development, virtual animal shelter tours, read-alouds for classes, leadership opportunities for students, and many other in-person and virtual experiences.

Want to get in on these free Mutt-i-grees resources? Click below to get started.

Visit Mutt-i-grees to create your account and receive newsletters and notifications for free keynote-speaker webinars and classroom webinars with special guests, including published authors, veterinarians, and others.

You can now access Mutt-i-grees resources from anywhere! Learn more about this Yale-developed SEL education program.