Backyard Nature encouraging young guardians to help protect birds over the winter

A Backyard Nature campaign is enlisting the help of young guardians to take birds “under their wing” this winter by making sure they have plenty to eat and drink. Backyard Nature Guardians are being called on to make bird feeders from natural materials such as pine cones or apples that they can then place in their own garden or backyard or at a community project … Continue reading Backyard Nature encouraging young guardians to help protect birds over the winter

DéfiPlanet: An educational playground in France for children and adults to learn about climate change and sustainability

An ecological theme park in France, DéfiPlanet, is an educational playground for children and adults to learn about climate change and sustainable development and to inspire them to take action in their lives. The park, located in Dienné in western France, which is spread across both forest and farmland is organised into two main sections – the past and the future – in order to … Continue reading DéfiPlanet: An educational playground in France for children and adults to learn about climate change and sustainability

Recycled Cardboard Box crafts for kids of all ages [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

We can all agree that many of us have a few empty boxes laying around. While you can recycle your boxes at your nearest recycling facility, or use them to organize your home or workspace, you can also use leftover boxes in creative, fun ways with your kids. Read on to turn your cardboard boxes into functional art. via Recycled Cardboard Box crafts for kids of … Continue reading Recycled Cardboard Box crafts for kids of all ages [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

Maize maze honours 50 year anniversary of Moon landing with giant astronaut maze

Looking for ideas for fun things to do with your kids during the remaining weeks of the summer holidays? Head for the nearest maize maze for some guaranteed fun and adventure. This year, Lower Ladysden Farm in Kent pays homage to the 50 year anniversary of spacecraft Apollo 11 landing on the moon in 1969 with a special Lunar Landing maze. The maize maze, featuring … Continue reading Maize maze honours 50 year anniversary of Moon landing with giant astronaut maze

Primary school pupils at South Wales school make palm oil-free soap to help save the orangutans

Primary school pupils in South Wales are making palm oil-free soap to sell at an indoor market in an effort to help save the orangutans. Year Five pupils at George Street Primary School in Pontypool, who have been learning about the rainforest and deforestation, chose to make and sell palm oil-free soap as part of a project for Torfaen Enterprise Week. Every year a number … Continue reading Primary school pupils at South Wales school make palm oil-free soap to help save the orangutans

Kids join forces with circular brand, W.R. Yuma, to co-create sunglasses made from river plastic

Sustainable sunglasses brand W.R. Yuma has teamed up with a bunch of kids from Antwerp to “co-create the world’s first sunglasses from river plastic”. The startup, which makes sunglasses from old fridges, car dashboards and PET bottles using 3D printing technology, were keen to collaborate with kids playgroup Stormkop – an experimental playground for children located in an old shipyard near Antwerp – who go … Continue reading Kids join forces with circular brand, W.R. Yuma, to co-create sunglasses made from river plastic

Aberdeen schoolchildren create miniature gardens while learning about sustainability

Aberdeen schoolchildren have been building gardens in cardboard boxes while learning about sustainability. The gardening workshop, held on 30 May as part of the Sustainable Development Goals Conference, offered the chance for pupils and teachers from all over Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire to experience creating their own small gardens. The project was led by One Seed Forward – a community growing initiative that encourages schools, community … Continue reading Aberdeen schoolchildren create miniature gardens while learning about sustainability

Mindfulness and meditation trialled in schools in England to support wellbeing

Mindfulness and meditation is a skill that is used throughout one’s life on a daily basis. Now children in schools in England are being taught mindfulness, breathing and relaxation exercises in an effort to teach children about the importance of looking after their mental health. Around 370 schools in England are taking part in the programme where primary and secondary school children will learn a … Continue reading Mindfulness and meditation trialled in schools in England to support wellbeing

Marie Kondo brings KonMari magic to kids and parents in forthcoming children’s story book

Tidying expert Marie Kondo has helped people to transform their cluttered homes into spaces of serenity and harmony. Now the expert is lending a helping hand to parents and children with a children’s story book. Inspired by Marie Kondo’s KonMari method, Kiki and Jax: The Life-Changing Magic of Friendship tells the story of two best friends who couldn’t be more different: Kiki is a collector … Continue reading Marie Kondo brings KonMari magic to kids and parents in forthcoming children’s story book

Children’s Garden opens at Kew Gardens helping kids to learn about what plants need to grow

A new Children’s Garden, which provides an interactive space for kids to learn about the elements and everything a plant needs to grow, is opening at Kew Gardens this weekend [Saturday 18 May]. The garden, set in a natural setting the size of 40 tennis courts wrapped around a 200-year-old oak in the centre, is a space for kids aged 2-12 to learn about the … Continue reading Children’s Garden opens at Kew Gardens helping kids to learn about what plants need to grow