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Teaching Children to Take Care of the Environment

Taking Care of Our Environment

National Biodiesel Day is 3/18 along with Earth Day being on the horizon (generally in April). Let’s explore ways to talk about environmental responsibility with children.

Why?

“He that plants trees loves others more than himself.”

The World Wild Life Foundation seeks to to conserve nature and reduce the most pressing threats to the diversity of life on Earth.

Learn more about saving the environment and preserving wildlife and nature- World Wild Life Foundation.

Q: How can we and our littles become more environmentally conscious and responsible?

A: Let’s start with some environmentally friendly activities…

1. Paint with recycled objects such as cotton balls, feathers, sticks, and plastic cups. Check out Hands On as We Grow for more painting tips!

2. DIY Moss Ball using moss and yarn! Mothered Natured-Connecting Kids with Nature provides a step by step guide to this craft. For young children, close supervision is advised, given the materials.

3. Create a Play or Magic Garden 🪴

Beans, vegetables, flowers, or fruit-a play or magical garden is a great way to teach your child about the environment. Take the time to read through gardening take-aways on Family Food & Garden. Gardening Tip: Prior to planting the seeds, have your child create and draw their magical garden, and then use this as a guide when planting.

4. Create Nature Inspired Art

Fireflies and Mudpies

Mothered Natured has provided FREE printables and guides when seeking natured inspired art inspiration.

5. Read Nature and Animal Inspired Books

Click HERE for 80+ Nature and Animal Books for Children!

6. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Regrow Vegetables

Planet Protectors provides FREE recycling tool kits for children. All is required is to enter your information for shipping purposes. Learning about recycling and regrowing vegetables can be fun! Your child can experiment with their favorite vegetables and watch them regrow over the weeks!

Photo provided by Spud.CA Click the link to learn how to regrow pineapples!

Planet Powers showcases exactly how to regrow vegetables inside. Most require the placement into water with a specified amount of sunlight daily. Click the above link to learn more…

7. Animal Rescue Mission Activity

Team Cartwright gives this awesome STEM activity that ties in science, wildlife and preservation.

8. Save Water Nursery Rhymes

Click the link to view the video:
Save Water Periwinkle

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