Welcome to TeachKind, PETA’s humane education division! We are former classroom teachers, here to help schools, educators, and parents promote compassion for animals through free lessons, virtual classroom presentations, materials, advice, online resources, and more. Check out TeachKind’s resources and start building empathy for all right now!

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Are You a Parent or Teacher? Help Kids Learn the Power of Words

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Words are powerful! Check out this free language guide from TeachKind to see how teaching children to use kind language helps create a better world for everyone.

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Plant Seeds of Kindness in Your Students This Spring

Check out these fresh and fun activities to celebrate the season.

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5 Ways to Have a ‘Hoppy,’ Humane Classroom This Spring

This spring, ditch egg-dyeing and chick-hatching projects and teach kids to respect ALL the animals in our world instead. Your students are going to love these activities!

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Make Dissection Digital!

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Humane Alternatives to Chick-Hatching Projects in Schools

These popular alternatives for teaching the life cycle of a chicken are humane and educational, and they’re sure to be a hit with your students.

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PETA Wants You to Invite This Cow and Elephant to Your School

Carly and Ellie are ambassadors for all animals—and they’ll inspire your students to speak up for animals, too!

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Join TeachKind’s Tour Crew to Help Kids Learn Empathy for All!

TeachKind’s tour teams have inspired over 100,000 young students at elementary schools, after-school programs, and summer camps across the U.S. to practice empathy for all animals. By leading 30-minute educational presentations alongside one of TeachKind’s animatronic animals—Ellie the elephant or Carly the cow—you could teach the next generation the importance of having compassion for all… Read more »

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Epidemic: Kids Hurting Animals

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— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind