Going Green at Home With the Kids
There is no better way to teach kids how to value recycling and improving the environment than by actually sitting down to do crafts and projects with them.
When parents take the time out of their busy schedules to meet with kids and to do “green” crafts, it shows kids that parents truly value treating the environment with respect.
Doing a “green” craft with children also teaches them that they can make a difference, and have a positive impact on the environment. The next time your children are bored at home, take some time to do these arts and crafts projects with them.
1. Teach kids how to make a worm farm.
A worm farm is a great example of a project that teaches kids how they can help the environment. They can literally observe the ways in which worms can improve the quality of soil with this project. To create this craft is also very easy. All you need are some worms, mason jars, and soil.
First, help your children place layers of soil in the mason jars. After the soil has been placed in the jars, you should place worms in the jar, and allow the worms to dig into the soil. Moisten the soil with some drops of water, and you have yourself a great worm farm to show kids how worms improve the environment!
2. Make recycled jean pockets for the fridge.
If you want your kids to recycle and appreciate places in your neighborhood or city such as the San Diego recycling center, you can teach them how to turn old denim pockets into useful magnets for the fridge.
All you need to do is cut the pockets from an old pair of jeans. Allow the kids to decorate the pockets with rhinestones, glitter glue, and other fun materials. After that, you can glue a magnetic strip to the back of the denim pockets and place them on the fridge.
3. Create a berry tree for the holidays.
This project will also teach kids the value of eating healthy during the holiday season. All you need is a tall styrofoam cone, berries, and toothpicks. Let the kids place berries and toothpicks onto the styrofoam cone, and you have a lovely berry tree for the holidays!
These are some of the top “green” craft projects that parents and kids can enjoy together. These projects will show kids how they can make an impact on their environment, and have fun at the same time!
* * *
This has been a guest post for Easy Ways to Go Green. [Photo via: imorganic.com]