Today in Futurepreneurs we incorporated our lesson with Mensieland’s weekly theme, “Pets”. We taught the kids that owning a pet is a big responsibility, and that having pets cost money. Each child adopted a picture doggy from our mock-up SPCA. They received printed bank notes (money) and had to buy all the needs for their doggy, from food, bedding to snacks and toys. In the end we asked the kids who had money left over for unforeseen circumstances like their doggy getting sick and having to go to the vet. Our guests of honour, were Charlie and Layla, the pets from the Hill household. The kids had lots of fun, but Charlie and Layla enjoyed the snacks and strokes even more. What we learned from the kids: 1. They believe dogs can survive on snacks only. 2. Some of them are more worried about having cash left over, than feeding their pets. 3. Very few knew the value of the bank note denominations. 4. All of them have pets, but it’s mommy and daddy’s responsibility to feed them. TIP: Pocket money for their savings pigs would be a good incentive to get the kids to feed the pets.