In this time of online learning, it can feel nearly impossible to keep your kids entertained and educated while limiting screen time. Plus, with limited resources and fewer outings, coming up with constant activities can be next to impossible. Thankfully, getting your kids active and educating them on the power of sustainability can be both fun and easy! Here are a few ideas to get you started:
1. Make homemade laundry soap.
While laundry soap isn’t slime, it’s still fun for kids to make! Plus, it’s a great way to decrease the amount of waste your family produces by storing the detergent in glass containers. With only 20 minutes total, this Homemade Borax-Free Laundry Detergent is a quick way to get your children thinking sustainably!
2. Take a hike.
It’s no secret, a greater appreciation for the environment comes with spending more time outdoors. Getting out on a hike doesn’t have to turn into a full weekend trip. There are numerous hiking trails right in our backyard. Find a trail near you!
3. Do recycled art projects.
Give your kids a challenge by saving a few recyclable items each week and seeing what their imaginations come up with! Here are 206 creative ideas to get you started!
4. Plant a garden.
With fewer grocery store trips comes the opportunity to grow your own produce! Not only does this teach your kids about sustainability, but it also gives them a long-term project to be excited about. Here are some quick tips to help you get started.
5. Explore nature virtually.
You don’t have to leave the comfort of your home to appreciate the great outdoors! Spend an afternoon exploring Mt. Fuji, the Amazon Basin, the Eiffel Tower, and so much more!
Teaching your kids about sustainability and helping them develop a greater appreciation for the environment doesn’t have to be hard. In fact, it can be a great way to have fun without venturing too far from home! Don’t forget to let your kids help you sort your garbage and recycling with our recycling search tool!
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