It’s more important than ever to teach children the importance of going green. By helping to instill a sense of pride in being eco-friendly, kids can learn at a young age to actively protect their planet.
This is a great way to get children outdoors and engaging with the world around them. That’s why the first theme in our Summer Kid’s Camp series is Going Green with Recycled Crafts for Kids.
Go Green with Kid’s Camp Activities
There are tons of easy ways to get your children thinking about the environment. No matter the age of the children in your summer kid’s camp, it’s never too early to teach what it means to live a healthier, more natural lifestyle.
Try any combination of the following activities to get children engaged and invested in going green this summer:
- Plant an herb garden
- Community clean-up
- Visit a farmer’s market
- Walk to a park instead of drive
- Have a green scavenger hunt
- Visit a local farm
- Make a list of ways to go green at home
Go Green with Kid’s Camp Recycled Crafts
To accompany the fun activities you have planned for your summer kid’s camp, create coordinating recycled crafts. Let kids decorate reusable bags you already have on-hand to take to your local farmer’s market or craft signs using recycle paper that they can hand out to friends and family. Creating keepsakes will ensure the message of going green stays with the children long after camp is over.
Creating a cute little bee or ladybug flower pot is a great way to help get kid’s get involved in gardening. You probably have some spare pots sitting around that you can recycle.
What you’ll need:
- Hot glue the ball knob onto the saucer for the head. Glue 4 small wood knobs onto the bottom for the feet.
- Paint the saucer, pot, ball knob and 4 small wood knobs to resemble a bumble bee or ladybug. Let dry. (Refer to photos above)
- Blush cheeks with red or pink paint and dot on eyes with white and black paint. Or, glue on craft eyes.
- Bend a section of craft wire to create antennae and attach to head with a mini glue dot.
Get creative with things you already have on-hand to create recycled crafts that teach children the importance of reusing items they already have. Coming up with ideas is really simple once you start brainstorming.
You can also find coordinating videos or books to read with children while they craft. Make the entire day focused on simple ways to be environmentally friendly that they can continue to do with their families.
Be sure to check back next week for a brand new theme in our Summer Kid’s Camp Series.
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