Children are the future caretakers of our world so it is important that they have an early understanding of how to care for the environment. Our responsibility as adults is to teach children about the environment in ways that make it a fun and engaging experience.
Here are a few fun activities and ideas that can help kids learn about preserving our planet and the environment.
Take a Nature Walk: Put down the games and gadgets and venture outside to connect with nature. Asking them to do some kind of out-of-the-ordinary activities related to environment can give them a better insight about the planet and its ecology. Go to a local park or even a playground to let them observe the outside world. Encourage them to collect leaves or identify different species of birds and insects. Making art with fallen leaves and flowers will also get them actively involved in it. This will help them think about the world they live in and identify how beautiful it actually is.
Plant a Garden: Planting and growing herbs, vegetables, or flowering plants is a fun activity you can enjoy as a family. Let your children work in the garden or start a compost project to gain awareness about earth and ecology. This way, they will learn what it takes to grow a plant or tree and how much effort is put into maintaining a garden.
Teach the Importance of Recycling: When it comes to preserving the environment, practicing recycling is essential. Children can be taught appropriate ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle things as much as they can. Even something as small as throwing away a plastic bottle matters significantly to the environment.
Save! Saving resources is equally important to our environment. Teach children how water and other earth’s resources are precious for life. This is as easy as turning off the faucet while brushing your teeth or turning off the lights when you leave a room.
Above all, make learning about the environment fun and lead by example.