Children have gentle minds. The best way to teach them to share and care are at home. Kids are naturally attracted to animals. Tending to animals is interesting for them.
One could teach them to be kind to the crawling ant and show them how it carries crumbs to save for the rainy day. Show them the tadpoles swimming in the puddle and the cow grazing on a farm.
Making a scrapbook of extinct animals and rare pictures from newspapers is another exciting way to make them love animals. The effects of pollution and afforestation are difficult for them to understand.
Hence one could tell them that littering is bad and a clean environment is required for all beings. There are great pictures of animals like cute bunnies and gorillas which is found in hardbound quality.
Some also have touch and feel concepts like skin or hard patches for kids to understand. Teach them never to throw stones or hit animals.
Take them to the conservation park and show them a monkey or a rare bird. Show them the types of penguins and owls. Teach them that animals feel pain but cannot express like us.
Emotions are well understood by children and they empathize well. If you have pets at home, let them accompany you to the appointment with the veterinarian.
One could call up the ambulance for stray dogs or nurse a sick animal back to health. The nature walk is liked by kids and also the best way to bond with family.
Kids love to see a litter of newborn pups and the mother nursing them. They see a direct relationship owing to their own attachment towards their caregiver.
If children are made to understand that cutting trees and polluting water is harmful to animals, then the future concepts of ecology and environment conservation are easy for them.