Betty suggests a "My Pet Party" for boys and girls 4 to 6 years old because...
Okay. This is all true. My kids dig the zoo, like to make animal noises at the kitchen table and are in love with our dog [Mr. Stubbs] and crabby tabby [Oona]. Betty had me there. So I read on...
"At this age children begin to take a real interest in pets - both friendly family pets and exotic, imaginary pets they'd like to have"
What To Do?
"Nut Hunt for Kittens and Puppies:
Hide about 30 unshelled walnuts or pecans about the room. Divide children into two teams - the kittens and the puppies. Have them practice mewing and barking. At the signal, they start hunting for the nuts. But instead of picking up a nut, they must stand by it mewing or barking until mother or the other grown-up helping with the party comes to put it in the team bag.
The team finding the most nuts wins."
I think I just found the most nuts - the entire Betty Crocker creative team in 1960.