Toward a Better World

Making Puppy Treats

Ideal for Preschool/Pre-K , School-Age

A goldren retriever opens his mouth wide and patiently waits on the grass.

This activity promotes development and learning by encouraging children to develop increasing care for self, others, and the environment.

Materials Needed:

  • 2 1/2 cups whole wheat or regular flour
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ can pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 3 Tablespoons peanut butter
  • Mixing bowl
  • Spoon
  • Cookie cutters
  • Cookie sheet

Participants: This activity is intended for adult/child interaction.


  1. Wash your hands!
  2. Check with local humane societies to see if they accept pet food donations. Alternately, you can gift the puppy treats to a friend’s pet.
  3. In the mixing bowl, combine the eggs, pumpkin puree, and peanut butter until well mixed. Stir in the flour to make a stiff dough.
  4. Roll the dough on a floured surface to ¼ inch thick. Cut shapes in the dough with the cookie cutters. Transfer the shapes to the cookie sheet.
  5. Bake in an oven heated to 350 degrees for 6 to 10 minutes, or until browned and slightly crisp. Package and deliver to your furry friends.

Learn More: Visit Doing Good Together for other ideas on serving animals.

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