Today is World Environment day. The internet is all a-flutter with Earth Day activities for kids. The ideas range from recycling arts and crafts to outdoor gardening to fun kid-friendly recipes. Here are 7 of Edumonk Preschool+ favourite ideas to celebrate world environment day activities that will inspire your kids to appreciate and take care of the planet we live on, from creating paper projects to growing real-life plants and habitats.
Making Paper bags from Newspaper
Paper bags are more environmentally friendly than plastic bags because they are made from a renewable resource, can biodegrade, and are recyclable. This workshop can help kids to craft paper bags and teach them about why plastics are bad for the environment.
Here is the video on how to make a Paper bag from the newspaper: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mw7HBbwUDjo
Make a Nature Shadowbox
Making a nature shadowbox is one simple solution for keeping specimens on display, put up and off the shelf. This idea is also great for nature exchange items in need of a permanent display, and for gift giving.
Tutorial on how to make a Nature Shadowbox. (https://teachpreschool.org/2011/11/12/our-nature-shadow-boxes-in-preschool/)
Make and Play in a Grass Meadow
Growing an indoor meadow for pretend play farm and dinosaur land is always a hit for kids + it a great and easy activity for world environment day.
Click Here to learn how to grow an Indoor Meadow (https://nurturestore.co.uk/earth-day-activities)
A “plantation Day” in world environment day can a fun and interesting activity for Kids. Through this activity, they can learn about the importance of plantation. They can plant various plants such as a tree or even herbs or seeds by themselves. After the plant has fully grown they can even enjoy them as food. Overall the program will be really enjoyable.
Create a Crafted Tyre Sensory Garden.
A sensory garden is an inexpensive garden environment that is designed with the purpose of stimulating the senses. This stimulation occurs courtesy of plants and the use of materials that engage one’s senses of sight, smell, touch, taste, and sound. Sensory gardens are loved by Kids. The Garden is user-friendly and encourages garden guests to touch, taste, admire and listen.
In a tyre sensory garden, Kids can grow flower, Herbs or other small plants.
You can contact us as well if you want to plant small Tyre Sensory Garden to make you preschool more beautiful.
Feed the Birds
Feeding birds is a great opportunity to teach kids about nature when you get them interested in feeding the birds in their own yard. Here are some suggestions to help you get them used to feed local feathered friends.
Click here to learn about how to help kids feed the birds. (https://www.wikihow.com/Introduce-Your-Kids-to-Feeding-the-Birds)
Create a Butterfly Garden with Recycled Materials
Kids can explore this Butterfly Garden every day, looking for butterflies & insects. Butterfly Garden provides an excellent environment for kids to learn about plant and insects. They can play and observe the surrounding.
Click here to learn more: (http://www.sunhatsandwellieboots.com/2011/06/butterfly-garden-made-with-recycled.html)