Weekends and holidays are a fantastic time to be with family. While there are various of wonderful activities to do, nothing can beat eco-friendly family activities. Not only will your child learn about the importance of the environment but you will also have a great time with your family while saving the environment. Doesn’t that sound amazing? Below is a list of activities you can do!
Grow a Garden
Growing plants, vegetables, or flowers in your garden or backyard can be a great idea to pass time with your family while building a sustainable area in your home. You may let your children decide what they want to grow since they are likely to eat the fruit or vegetable afterward. It is also a good activity to teach your kids about responsibility and caring for plants.
Clean it Up
Our environment is filled with waste materials such as paper bags, tin cans, plastics, and more. These polluting and harmful materials only deteriorate our world and are eyesore. You may take your children and collect this debris from the environment to dispose of them. The best thing is to take other families as well and make a big team collect and dispose of these waste properly.
Another great activity to do is to start a compost pile. Composting creates a means for plants to obtain all the essential nutrients they need to grow and flourish. The best part is compost is made from things you already have in your home such as leftovers. Your children will definitely love to get dirty and help you with such a nice project.
Local Farms and Museums
A fun outing can be going to local farms, zoos, or museums. While you’re not doing any direct action that will help the environment, you’re making sure your children understand the importance and beauty of the environment. Sometimes it’s better to inculcate the values of Eco-friendliness before actually putting your kids onto sustainable projects.
Look for some unused materials around the home that you can recycle. Cereal boxes and old egg cartons are great materials that you can use to craft something along with your children. This not only helps to recycle but also increases the creativity of your child and makes for a fun afternoon activity.
Some other cool eco-friendly family activities include having a picnic, going camping, donating, hosting green awareness campaigns, creating artwork, planting trees, and more.