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Save Environment Craft with Kids

I spent time making this Save Environment Craft with my kid which was a great bonding activity while giving him education and importance of saving our mother earth.

Save Environment Craft
Save Environment Craft

Save the earth or save the nature is an important message to convey for kids. They learn such valuable lessons from their early stages of life if we teach them. At our home, I always try to reuse, recycle or re-purpose items before discarding. Once we made a recycle box to collect the recyclable materials. At that time kid was a toddler and he enjoyed the project with me. This was a good initiative to teach him about importance of recycling.

Save Environment Craft

Now he is a kindergartner and he learn similar topics in his preschool. For this December holiday his teacher asked to create few art crafts choosing 2 topics. One was jungle theme and we made a lion from empty juice carton. And below is how we made this earth friendly art craft.

If you look for arts and crafts for earth day or saving earth arts & crafts to make with kids, this will be a great idea.

How to make save environment art craft?

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Things needed:

Toilet paper roll or any cardboard roll

Glue

Card stock

A pair of scissors

How to make:

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Kid engaged in making this art craft
We first covered the toilet roll with a used magazine paper

Cut a blue colour or relevant color paper to the size of paper roll. Glue on paper roll. Then Cover the paper roll with blue colour paper.

 Save Environment Craft with Kids
Save Environment Craft with Kids

Decorate it with Green or relevant colour to make it look like earth.

Cut few hearts from colour papers. Match the colours as you like. Make it beautiful by pasting small hearts in light colour papers.

Write earth friendly messages on these hearts. Some of the messages we wrote are as below which help the kid to understand the importance of saving earth.

  • Save water
  • Save electricity
  • Recycle
Save Environment Craft with Kids

There are many earth friendly messages that kids can use on this art craft.

Then, use a ribbon to paste the hearts. Attach all these messages to the earth we made using the toilet paper roll.

Finally we have an earth friendly craft made from items that are to throw away. Or we repurposed some of the items that are supposed to throw.

Skills to improve: scissor skills, awareness of importance of saving earth, recycle/reuse/re-purpose, concentration

Do you like such arts & crafts to do with your kids?

Planting Seeds with Toddlers

Planting seeds with kids can be a great activity to teach them about nature and science about plants. However, you no need to stay till your baby is a grown up kid to show him about how seeds become plants. Instead, planting seeds can be a great activity which you can do with a toddler too. This activity will not only show how seeds become plants, it will also give the opportunity for kids to learn about loving and caring the nature. They will grow the responsibility towards take caring of the plants by watering daily and by adding fertilizers. Isn’t this a good way to impose some responsibility on toddlers?

Planting seeds with toddlers - Our experience with planting chilli seeds

Planting seeds with toddlers – Our experience with planting chilli seeds

Planting chilli seeds

Planting chilli seeds

Planting seeds with toddlers

Watering the plants is his favourite activity.Yes this is wrong to water while standing.He learned it later 🙂

Planting seeds with toddlers

Growing seeds with toddlers – Some of the chilli plants

Planting seeds with my toddler is one of the favourite activities at our home and my kid loves it. We don’t use any special methods or we even don’t buy seeds. I use seeds such as pumpkin, chilli or tomato from our weekly vegetable purchasing and dry the seeds before planting.

Planting Pumpkin seeds

Planting Pumpkin seeds – yes,this soil condition is not the best for seeds to grow 🙂

We love watching Pumpkin seeds grow to plants

We love watching Pumpkin seeds grow to plants

Our pumpkin plants

Our pumpkin plants

We love to see such plants in the morning.

We love to see such plants in the morning. 🙂

Sanu, my kid loves to rake the soil and plant the seeds. After planting the seeds, it is time to water and take care of the plants. When he sees the first signs of plants through the soil, I can see how happy he is. He starts talking with the plants and sometimes he also wants to water more than two times a day which I need to control!

Watering plants is the best activity! :)

Watering plants is the best activity! 🙂

Together with planting seeds, we also enjoy reading the book ‘Seeds Grow’ which explains about planting seeds for young kids. Really, this is a great activity to teach about plant growth for kids. It is good if I can create a garden for kids but with this simple activity we enjoy our love for gardening.

Do you have experience with planting seeds with toddlers?Please share your ideas and memories.

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