World Animal Day Event with PAWS

WonderfullyMadeKids Homeschool in partnership with The Philippine Animal Welfare Society taught kids to make adoption posters using Canva in celebration of World Animal Day 2021.

The Proposal

To involve kids in designing pet adoption posters for the adoptable animals from the PAWS website, we would provide the elements in a template, then guide the students to make their design, either through an online class or as an offline activity.

The Event Objectives

  • To empower students to use Canva as a tool to express themselves and be heard
  • To inspire children to be a voice for the animals
  • To raise awareness about animal welfare
  • To find good homes for the adoptable animals through increased attention

Timeline of Events

September 18, 2021

We recorded a tutorial video with our 13-year old daughter on the basics of using Canva by showing how she made a pet adoption poster. 

September 23, 2021

We sent a proposal to PAWS to make adoption posters for their adoptable animals in the shelter as an activity that our homeschoolers can do for World Animal Day.

September 25, 2021

We registered our event with the World Animal Day website. The link to the event post can be found here:

September 27, 2021

PAWS sent an email accepting to partner with us in this event. We immediately started inviting people to join while preparing the templates that the kids were going to use to make their posters. 

September 28, 2021

We made another tutorial video on how to make an animated pet adoption poster with our 6-year old son: 

September 29, 2021

The templates were ready and some of the kids who registered started making their posters. The kids were invited to the Canva class giving them access to Canva for Education and the templates to start working on their posters.

October 1, 2021

The deadline for submission was moved up, and the kids worked hard on their posters. Feedback was given as timely as possible through the comments and review features of Canva for Education. 

October 2, 2021

The final video tutorial was released. It records the design process of our 9-year old son as he makes a stop-motion animation poster for a cat named Loro. 

The posters were submitted to PAWS for collating and for scheduling the post on World Animal Day.

October 4, 2021

PAWS posted a video of the kids’ artworks on their Facebook page in time for World Animal Day.

This is our video documenting the event:

Share the posts!

The post is now being shared and it is our hope that through this event, many of the animals will find loving families to call their very own. We also hope that the kids who joined the event and those who will see it will be encouraged to engage in more activities that promote kindness to animals and responsible pet ownership.  Thank you to PAWS and to Canva for giving the gift of Canva for Education to us homeschoolers.  To God be all the glory!

"The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it." - Psalm 24:1

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