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 Earth Mask, turn into 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.
Parental Involvement: Low
Duration: 15 minutes
Skills Acquired: Gross motor, caring, thinking
- Paper plate
- Paint and paintbrush
- Coloured paper
- A pair of scissors
Instructions for World Environment Day Earth Mask Activity:
- Cut a paper plate in half and paint it red (for heart).
- Cut feathers from coloured sheets of paper – blue, purple, orange, brown. These colours signify water, wind, fire and earth!
- Add a feathery effect to the edges of the paper.
- Stick them onto the mask.
- Measure and cut two triangular openings for the eyes.
- With a toothpick, punch two holes at either ends of the mask.
- String yarn through it.
- Before bedtime, get your child to wear the mask and run around with the following checklist!
- 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
Your little Captain Planet goes around doing his/her best in saving the planet in small ways. It’s your turn now!
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