Unexpectedly thrown into homeschooling? It’s no small task to keep your kids on track with learning their usual requirements when it comes to reading, writing, and math. But the extracurricular part is where you can really have fun with it! And since you’re here we have a feeling that you and your kids are nature-lovers through and through.
That’s why we’ve gathered 9 fun ways to engage your kids around sustainability, start some great new conversations, and have FUN along the way.
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2. Start a compost
It’s the perfect time to reuse your food waste to create the perfect soil for your garden this Spring. Want a step by step? Download our kit of fun, kid-friendly how-to’s here!
3. Play a game
4. Calculate your carbon footprint
Learn a little more about what a carbon footprint is in our lesson for kids. Follow along with this guide, and this powerpoint. Then, use this quiz we put together to see your family’s carbon footprint, and make a pledge to lower it.
5. Spring cleaning
Sort through old clothes and toys to make a give away bag to donate later. Find something broken along the way? Try to repair it before replacing it! If your kids are reluctant to part with their things, tell them it’s essential if they want to make room for something new in the future.
6. Follow the ABC’s of going green
Go down the list to see what you’re already doing, and what changes you could make as a family. Download it here.
7. Make art
Upcycle old materials to create a fun art project. Did you know, you can cut off the ends of dried markers, and soak them in water to make watercolor paint? Try painting on old newspapers, or the inside of cereal boxes for a cool textured background!
8. Love sea life?
Check out this livestream from Ripley’s Aquarium Canada, where you can watch sharks and other fish in real time! It’s almost like being there yourself. Make a list of all the different types of fish you see and look them up later to learn more!
9. Make some plant based treats
This is a personal favorite recipe of mine- 3 ingredient oatmeal banana cookies! Bonus! They’re great as breakfast and super easy to make. Check out the recipe here. Want more eco-friendly, kid-friendly activities to keep kids busy? Check out our homeschool activity guide for more ideas and how-to’s.