A website about Africa and Send a Cow that teachers and kids will love! Cowforce.com, is hosted by four animal characters who show children about poverty and our work through animations and interactive pages. Activities to support it can be found in the menu.
Fun online activity to introduce Africa to kids
These short quizzes can be filled out while pupils visit our engaging website Cowforce.com. When they go on Tazo the goat’s roadtrip they can find the answers to the questions in the pdf below. This IT activity gives pupils a fun introduction to life in Africa and the diversity of the continent.
Little gems of organic advice from Mr Tomato Head
Need some pointers for your African Garden? Or just want to get your pupils thinking about how they can have fun in your school garden by trying out some ideas? Then visit Mr Tomato Head’s ‘Can of Wisdom’ on our fantastic kids’ website, Cowforce.com, for a delightful, interactive way to gain excellent advice!
Fun animations that help to explain our work
These delightful, short animations, called ‘Four African Tales’ give an easy to follow explanation of some of Send a Cow’s work in Africa. They are ideal for use in an assembly and on an interactive whiteboard and they’re created to educate and bring a smile to children’s faces as they find out how we go about helping poor families get out of poverty.
A board game to understand more about life in Rwanda
This simple classroom game helps pupils to compare their lives with that of eleven-year-old Rose from Rwanda. Children can look at similarities and differences with their lives and have fun making their own game, deciding how the game works and discussing whether things in Rose’s life are positive or negative. You can introduce her to your class using interactive content on our kids site, Cowforce.com.
Something for younger children about Send a Cow
If you are supporting Send a Cow in some way, or running an event, this sheet will give children something fun to colour in and take home. It is taken from the CowPower animation and very simply sums up how a cow can help a family in Africa. A PowerPoint file of the animation is included too.
Learn your African countries while you relax
This cool screensaver will help you and your pupils learn where African countries are during quiet moments in your classroom. It was created for kids to download from the Cowforce website - but why should they get all the best stuff? Click on the file and unzip, the rest should be easy.
Educational animation exploring viewpoints about bushmeat
A simple animation exploring this important conservation issue. The factors around the trade in bushmeat are neatly summed up in this piece - also see the pdf for some fun lesson ideas. You can use these resources with pupils to explore different viewpoints and to role play the cartoon characters. Our response to the issue is to provide poor families with Cane Rats (also known as Grasscutters), which can be found in our online gift catalogue. To find out more, click on the links below. . .
African animal ecards to send to a friend
You can use our swanky African animal Ecards to send a message to a friend. They were designed for kids to use, but don’t let that stop you. Sending one of our Ecards is not only free, it helps to spread the word about our work!
Brighten up your desktop with these cool wallpapers!
We’ve made a series of wallpapers for kids to download on our Cowforce.com website. But we don’t want to let the kids get all the cool stuff, so we’ve got them here for you to download too! Choose from a map of Africa, some Mr Tomato Head themed images and some cow flavoured ones. If you want to see what you’re getting before you download, go to http://www.cowforce.com/free-stuff or simply click on the files below (choose your screen resolution 800x600 small or 1024x768 big), then right click over the image and ‘Set as desktop background’. Easy peasy!
Use the Povertron to compare lifestyles
The Povertron is a machine used by Gold the cow on Cowforce.com to compare everyday items in a kitchen in the UK with their Ugandan equivalents. So, when she points to the electric light bulb, the Povertron converts it to a paraffin lamp in Uganda. This can lead to some interesting discussion about ways of life, consumption and what it means to be poor. The Spot the difference sheet is a simple activity to record learning from this activity.