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Let’s get building!


In-Person In-School Field Trip Description:

Working in groups, students will explore a variety of materials and fasteners as they construct zoo enclosures. Students will also construct their own 3D animal and will take the entire project home. Join our zookeeper on this building adventure!


Video Conference Program Description:

Join our resident architect as he/she guides your students through planning, building, and designing their ultimate house and yard! Students will be thrilled to take on the role of an architect, builder, and landscape designer as they construct their own 3D wooden house. 



  • Theme: Zoo or Homes (depending upon program delivery method)
  • Activities: Interactive building activities that expands your student’s imagination!
  • Cross-curricular connections
  • Take-Home: Zoo Enclosure and 3-D Animal or 3-D Puzzle House and Accessories (depending upon program delivery method you choose)

This program can be delivered in the following ways

In-School Field Trip

Our tried and true 2 hour field trips take place right IN your classroom! No bus to rent, no wasted school time due to traveling and no long documents to fill out! Our experienced field trip presenters will come to your classroom to deliver our 100% provincial curriculum aligned field trips. Each theme based field trip is action packed and hands-on!

Volunteers: 4-5 requested

Theme:  Zoo

Take Home: Zoo Enclosure, 3-D Animal

Video Conference
  • 1.5 hours long
  • Livestreamed with a Presenter using Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, etc. Your choice!
  • Curriculum based
  • Each program has a project for each student to make and keep
  • We ship the supplies to the school
  • Works in all school re-entry scenarios (Classroom and home learning)

Volunteers: 2 volunteers recommended but not required.

Theme:  Homes

Take Home: 3-D Puzzle House and Accessories

Book Today

My students were engaged in a developmentally appropriate task. I loved that Teacher's Pet provided all of the materials the students would need to complete their project.

Grade 1 TeacherGrasmere School

It's a great opportunity to observe my students' perseverance and problem-solving skills.

M.K., Grade 1 TeacherDunluce School

This field trip combined many aspects of Science, Math and problem-solving. It was very engaging for the students! The take-home aspect of the enclosure is also great.

Grade 1 TeacherParkallen School

It was a project that required many different materials so it was nice that I did not have to collect them all. The Presenter had everything well organized and ready.

T.H., Grade 1 TeacherKeheewin School

I loved the student accessibility and engagement. All learners are able to completely participate, regardless of their ability. During the entire field trip students were engaged and on task.

Grade 1 TeacherLorelei School

I love that it covers so many of the Building Things outcomes in one hands-on, interactive, and engaging lesson. The students LOVE this and couldn't stop talking about their zoo enclosures when we went back to class.

Grade 1 TeacherHidden Valley School

The program fit perfectly in with our current Science unit. It was incredibly engaging for all my students (including my student with autism). The building supplies were perfect for them and they were all so excited to take their zoo habitats home.

S.V., Grade 1 TeacherNorth Haven School
  • Select appropriate materials, such as papers, plastics, woods; and design and build objects based on the following kinds of construction tasks:
    – construct model buildings
    – construct model objects
    – construct toys; pop-ups, figures
  • Identify component parts of personally constructed objects, and describe the purpose of each part.
  • Compare two objects that have been constructed for the same purpose, identify parts in one object that correspond to parts in another, and identify similarities and differences between these parts.Recognize that products are often developed for specific purposes, and identify the overall purpose for each model and artifact constructed.