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The summer holidays are upon us and you may be stumped for things to keep the kids entertained. Don’t worry, we’ve got some ideas!

The Summer holidays are a perfect time to connect with your children and teach them about the importance of caring for our planet. This year, let’s make the most of this valuable time by engaging in eco-friendly activities that promote recycling and taking care of the environment. 

Nature Scavenger Hunt

Organise a scavenger hunt that encourages your children to explore the outdoors and learn about the environment. Create a list of items like leaves, rocks, flowers, or even specific types of litter (such as plastic bottles) that they can collect and dispose of properly. This activity not only teaches them about the importance of keeping nature clean but also highlights the significance of recycling and reducing waste.

DIY Upcycling Crafts

Unleash your children’s creativity by engaging them in do-it-yourself upcycling crafts. Encourage them to transform old jars into colourful pencil holders, create artwork using recycled materials like newspapers or cardboard, or even repurpose old clothes into fashionable accessories. If you’re looking for more ideas, we’ve got a blog post giving three more great recycled crafts ideas.

Eco-Friendly Picnic

Plan an eco-friendly picnic with your children while emphasising the importance of sustainable choices. Pack reusable containers, water bottles, and utensils instead of disposable ones. Opt for organic and locally sourced snacks, reducing the carbon footprint associated with transportation. As you enjoy the great outdoors, encourage conversations about the benefits of sustainable farming, reducing food waste, and composting.

Summer is a time for family, fun, and learning. By incorporating recycling and planet care into your summer activities, you not only create lasting memories but also instil a sense of responsibility toward the environment. 

These eco-friendly adventures foster a love for our planet and a commitment to its well-being. So, let’s make this summer a season of exploration, creativity, and sustainable living. Together, we can raise a generation that cherishes and protects our precious Earth.