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Songs

  1. Don’t Eat Like a Barbarian (3:32), by Paul Seymour, 4/3/10. Funny song and video with strong message by Aussie/Kiwi songwriter Paul Seymour; the idea originated in the U.S. as a parody of a Hank Green song.
  2. "Frozen" movie song parody, We Can All Go Vegan, from Big Fat Vegan Radio.
  3. Quiero Vivir ("I Want to Live), by Futuro (3:33), Vega Pop. Spanish-language song about a pig who wants to live. Animated, appropriate for children.
  4. The Tofurkey Song (2:14), Thanksgiving holiday song by Joanie Leeds and the Nightlights.
  5. Vegan Parent (2:32), by Vegan Smythe, Sept. 6, 2012. A tribute to vegan parents, vegan children, and vegan teens. You're our future - be strong!

Fun Activities!

Little Kids page (web page). Great games, all free! Pictures you can print and color, masks you can make, mazes and games to play, more. From People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

PETA Kids Games (web page). More free games to play. From People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

PETA Kids Home: This page has lots of Animal Facts, Games, Quizzes, Videos, Photos, Activities, Comics, and Fun Food stuff!

Color this cute bunny and carrot (1-page pdf)

Word Search Puzzle (1-page pdf)

Ideas

A Kid's Guide to Going Vegan (web page), by PETA Kids, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

Very Cool Video Clips

What a Child Sees: Children Visit a Farm Sanctuary (2:09), from Compassion Over Killing. Children share what animals are their favorites and talk about the food they eat.

Real Vegan Kids Talk About Being Vegan [For Kids] (7 mins.), Bite Size Vegan

Veganism: A 7-Year Old's Perspective (4:31). Marielle shares some of her reasons to go vegan.

Bite Size Vegan Playlist for Kids!

KIDS! Just Say No to MILK [For Kids] (9 mins.), Bite Size Vegan

5 Reasons We Don't Eat Meat [For Kids] (7 mins.), Bite Size Vegan

Why Eggs Are Gross [For Kids] (8 mins.), Bite Size Vegan

How Kids Can Save the World [For Kids] (7 mins.), Bite Size Vegan

What Vegan Kids Eat [For Kids] (7 mins.), Bite Size Vegan

Is Honey Bee Barf? All About Honey [For Kids] (7 mins.), Bite Size Vegan

These Kid Heroes Will Amaze You! [For Kids] (10 mins.), Bite Size Vegan

12Year Old Cures Dad's Diabetes and Fights Childhood Obesity [For Kids] (11 mins.), Bite Size Vegan

One 12 Year Old Boy Versus Sea World and Circuses [For Kids] (7 mins.), Bite Size Vegan

3 Year Old Refuses to Eat Animals & Changes Her Family Forever [For Kids] (6 mins.), Bite Size Vegan

My Parents Won't Let Me Go Vegan! [Advice from REAL VEGAN KIDS!] (11 mins.), Bite Size Vegan

12 Year Old Takes on the Government for Animals [For Kids] (10 mins.), Bite Size Vegan

Why Wool is Baaad for You [For Kids] (8 mins.), Bite Size Vegan

Stuff for Dads, Moms, and Teachers

Recipes, Food Tips
  • Getting Kids to Try New Foods (2-min. video), Kathy Moore for About.com Parenting. Ideas include “Try It Tuesdays”--each Tuesday is a day to try new foods; "Voting"--let kids vote thumbs up or down, but they must try two bites before they can vote; and "Participation"--let them help make the foods with appropriate supervision as needed.
  • Tricks to Get Kids to Eat Healthier at Home (4-min. video), by Michael Greger, MD, Nutrition Facts.org. Tips include repeat exposure (offer 12 or more times); cut veggies and fruits into stars and other interesting shapes; dipping in peanut butter; video game The Quest to Lava Mountain. The most important predictor of fruit and vegetable consumption was the parents' consumption levels.
  • Tricks to Get Kids to Eat Healthier at School (4-min. video), by Michael Greger, MD, Nutrition Facts.org. Tips include offer fruits and vegetables alongside cookies and cupcakes; give a fun name to the fruits and vegetables, like X-Ray Vision Carrots or Tiny, Tasty Tree Tops (broccoli); have a sign with SpongeBob encouraging bean consumption.
  • Easy Tips for Feeding Vegan Kids (blog article), One Green Planet
  • Healthy Snacks for Kids (blog article), Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.
  • Vegan Quantity Recipes for School Lunch Programs (12-page pdf), Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.
Health & Nutrition Info
Values & Tools for Teaching Children in or Out of School

The World Becomes What You Teach (17-min. video), TEDxDirigo, Zoe Weil. She asserts that we can change schooling curriculum to create critical thinkers who can build a more just, humane, peaceful, sustainable world; they become “solutionaries.” She offers kid-oriented teaching tools, including a "True Price Exercise" that teaches the true cost of bottled water or a cheeseburger or a cotton t-shirt. This exercise shows the plusses and minuses on us as individuals, on other people, on other species, and on the environment. She also has a "Council of All Beings" exercise and more.

Vegetarian School Report Card: Improved Test Scores and More Energy (blog article), by Compassion Over Killing Staff, Oct. 18, 2013.

Back to School: Making Vegan Lunch Cool and Delicious (blog article), by Compassion Over Killing Staff, Sept. 4, 2013.

Educational Materials for Children (online store), United Poultry Concerns.

VeggieEducation Classroom Companion. Tips include letting children vote on how they like each food they try, giving "I Tried It!" stickers, more. You can purchase educational materials directly or locate a Veggiecator Educator near you.


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