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Once a week we will be featuring a fun and/or educational activity you can try at home or in the classroom. There are several games on our website you and your children can play together to learn more about Heifer International - perfect for a scorching hot summer day.

Can you balance the cost of a Heifer donation with the cost of things you might have around your house? If we all give something up, it can impact the world! It only takes a little to change lives in a big way, as you will see when you play this game that compares the cost of a Heifer Animal to items most of you have, such as video games and DVDs.

Try your hand and brains on crossword puzzles using vocabulary words we use every day here at Heifer. You can either play them online or print them out for a fun group activity.

If word searches are more your style, we've got those too. Kids love digging up the words hidden in these Heifer Word Search puzzles. While they unearth words from the letters, they learn about the environment, animals, the world around them and more.

We've also got you covered for fun, educational experiments. Try any of these and tell us all about it. We may just include your experiment in a future blog post!


Linda Meyers

Linda Meyers, an Arkansas transplant originally from St. Louis, Mo., started working at Heifer International in 2011. She enjoys dragging her three children on nature hikes and snapping photos of them and everything around her. She has a bachelor’s degree in English has been “in the process” of writing the great American novel for 24 years.