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Environmentally Friendly Half-Term Activity Ideas

Half-term is a time for fun and relaxation, but it is also an opportunity to teach our children about the importance of caring for the environment. There are many environmentally friendly kids activities that can be enjoyed during the half-term break, and in this blog post, we will explore some of them.

Mum and daughter stopping for a smiley selfie in the middle of a walk in the woods

  1. Nature Walks: My personal fav! Nature walks are a great way to get kids outside and exploring the natural world. You can visit a local park, nature reserve or even just take a walk around your neighbourhood. Encourage kids to observe the plants, insects and animals they see and make a game out of finding the most interesting ones.

  2. Upcycling Crafts: Upcycling is a great way to get creative with kids and to teach them about recycling and waste reduction. Collect old jars, tins, cardboard boxes, and other items that would normally be thrown away and turn them into something new. For example, you can make a bird feeder out of a plastic bottle or create a pencil holder out of old cans.

  3. Gardening: Gardening is a fun and educational activity that teaches kids about sustainability and where our food comes from. You can start by planting seeds in small pots or in a garden plot. Choose easy-to-grow plants such as herbs, lettuce or strawberries, and show kids how to care for them.

  4. Eco-Friendly Picnics: Pack an eco-friendly picnic by choosing reusable containers and cutlery instead of single-use plastics. You can also choose locally sourced and organic foods and avoid foods with excessive packaging. Bring along a picnic blanket or towels to sit on instead of disposable items.

  5. Recycling and Composting: Teaching kids about recycling and composting is an important step in promoting sustainability. Get kids involved by showing them how to sort their waste and explaining what can be recycled and what can be composted. You can also make a game out of finding ways to reduce waste and packaging in the home.

By choosing environmentally friendly kids activities for the half-term break, we can teach our children about the importance of caring for the environment. These activities are not only fun, but they also promote creativity and encourage kids to think about their impact on the planet. So this half-term, let's take the opportunity to teach our children about sustainability and have fun at the same time.


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