One thing we all know for sure is that our big blue beautiful planet Earth, is very similar to us! She lives, breathes and ages just like us. She even falls sick like how we humans do. And 90% of the time, it is caused by us.
Global Warming, Deforestation, Pollution are just a few among the long list. So what can we do to help save our planet? Teach our children, the future leaders of the world about the importance of conservation and protection of our environment.
So we decided to remind everyone, especially the future generation, about the importance of protecting our environment by celebrating World Environment Day on the 5th of June every year.
Making our young ones become Environmental Warriors can be easily achieved by giving them a set of really fun and super interesting activities which aids our environment directly. So without any further ado…
Here are 7 super-fun World Environment Day Activities to help in protecting our environment:
Environment Day T-Shirt tote bag
We learnt about renewable energy, the significance of small organisms, and the urgent need to recycle and reduce waste. Today let’s learn about the damaging role of plastics and what we can do to make a change!
Plastics are harmful to everyone and everything–land, ocean, plants, animals, and us! In this world environment day t-shirt bag activity, we’re going to tell you how to recycle your old t-shirt and transform it into a cloth bag that you can take to the grocery store the next visit! No stitching required!
Electricity that’s eco-friendly? Yep, that’s right! Wind energy is the way forward in most countries these days. We see a surge in the number of places that are utilising wind power to generate electricity making it a lot more friendly choice (to the environment) than our conventional source.
With no pollution or greenhouse gas emissions, wind turbines can be very efficient when properly located to harness the large amounts of energy provided. You could teach your child all these benefits while you make a simple windmill by reusing paper cups and paper. Let’s begin with this world environment day wind turbine activity!
Cardboard Box Holder
When there are too many cardboard boxes at home, the easiest way to get rid of it is to throw them into a dustbin. But let’s take a minute and think about our planet. The Earth has way too much waste accumulated in all the wrong places. So what do we do?
We need to learn to reuse, reduce, and recycle materials—as much as we can and as soon as we possibly can! Take the cardboard boxes, for example; you can create a lot of interesting products without being a craft expert. Here’s one for you: World Environment Day Cardboard Box Holder! All you need is a few scraps of paper and a pair of scissors! Don’t believe it? Watch this!
Earthworms are slimy and seem quite insignificant, don’t they? But if you take a closer look (literally!) you’ll realise that these worms make a massive difference to bettering our ecosystem! Want to know how?
Earthworms form vertical and horizontal burrows in the soil that create pores for oxygen and water to enter and carbon dioxide to leave. If something as small as an earthworm can make such a huge difference, then we as humans have a larger responsibility towards our planet.
This brings us to our current theme ‘World Environment Day.’ Every day is environment day—if we give our planet enough priority. So let’s create this special World Environment Day Earthworm Garden activity with your child!
Planting Trees Activity
This ‘world environment day planting trees activities’ can help! Global warming is the result of endless emission of greenhouse gases and deforestation. The Earth’s temperature is gradually increasing, which in turn is causing problems for the existence of several plants and animals.
Bird Feeder Activity
Birds and animals need us, especially during summer when there’s dearth of water! Just as how we reach out to our neighbours in times of need, we must also help our aviary neighbours—the flying machines!
How about making an organic bird feeder for your winged friends to have a little healthy meal? Let’s begin with this super fun bird feeder craft from world environment day activities!
By combining the powers of earth, fire, wind, water, and the most important of them all—heart, your child can become the Captain Planet (remember that cartoon?!) that your home needs! Let’s protect the elements that comprise our planet by doing our bit—in small but significant ways.
If you’re wondering how your four-year-old can make a difference, then think again! Teach him/her about saving energy and resources in every way he/she possibly can. Make it an everyday routine where your child wears this World Environment Day Activity Earth Mask, turn into a superhero, and go around the house saving one resource at a time!
Tell him/her about the responsibility they have and about the difference it will make for his/her generation. The mask makes it all the more interesting, too.
- Check if all the fan and light switches are off when not in use.
- Check if all the taps are closed.
- Unplug machines that are not in use.
- Make sure there is no garbage lying around!
- If the AC is on in a room, make sure the door is closed to reduce the consumption of energy.
- Water the plants
- Keep a water bowl for animals and birds
Wasn’t this fun?
With these small, small steps you can teach your child about the importance of protecting our environment and not only just that. They also develop crucial skills which are pivotal to their early development. Saving the environment and enhancing your child’s skills? Now that is one irresistible combo 🙂
What is it that you do to introduce your child to protecting and conserving our environment? Leave a comment below!