Earth Day (22 April) is a great opportunity to learn about the environment and do your bit to make a difference. By exploring it, you’ll have loads of fun with outdoor play and activities.
Water pollution game
This will get messy, but mess is all part of the fun.
- Take a tub of clean water and pollute it with coffee grounds or vegetable peelings and vegetable oil to mimic oil spills.
- With tongs, a strainer, and some cloths, undo the pollution.
- When it’s as clean as it can be, you’ll still be able to see traces of “pollution” in the water – you’ll learn how difficult it is to undo water pollution once it’s happens.
Other Earth Day activities for kids
- Recycle – reuse objects at home for craft projects
- Learn about endangered species like tigers, elephants and dolphins. Or get outdoors, into nature and see if you can spot some of the rarer creatures found in the UK. Visit a nature or RSPB reserve – or, set up your own bird café with homemade bird food
Now teach your parents how to save some green with these easy tips:
- Washing at a lower temperature like 30 degrees saves energy – and money
- Always wash when you a full load. Fewer washes means less energy used – and they’ll spend less time hanging out washing (and more time playing outdoors with you)