Fun Sustainable Ideas for Kids: Explore, Learn, and Play
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Fun Sustainable Ideas for Kids: Explore, Learn, and Play

by Sarah Silvia on Jun 24, 2024

Introducing sustainability to kids can be a fun and rewarding experience. It not only educates them about the importance of caring for the environment but also fosters a sense of responsibility and creativity. In this blog, we'll explore some exciting and enjoyable sustainable activities for kids.

1. DIY Recycled Art Projects

Turn trash into treasure with creative DIY art projects. Gather items like cardboard, old magazines, bottle caps, and fabric scraps, and let your kids' imaginations run wild. They can create collages, sculptures, or even jewellery from these materials. Encourage them to use non-toxic glues and paints. 


2. Gardening Adventures

Teaching kids about the magic of growing their own food is a valuable lesson in sustainability. Set up a small garden or even just a few potted plants. Let your child choose what they want to grow, whether it's herbs, vegetables, or flowers. They'll learn about the life cycle of plants, the importance of water conservation, and the joy of harvesting their own produce.


3. Nature Scavenger Hunts

Explore the great outdoors with a nature scavenger hunt. Create a list of items commonly found in your local environment, like pinecones, leaves, rocks, or feathers. Armed with this list, your kids can embark on an adventure to find these treasures in nature. It's a fantastic way to connect with the environment and encourage observation skills.


4. Upcycled Fashion Show

Host a fashion show with a twist‚ÄĒeverything must be upcycled! Gather old clothes, fabric scraps, and accessories, and challenge your kids to create unique outfits. This activity not only promotes sustainability but also sparks their creativity.¬†


5. Eco-Friendly Storytime

Reading sustainable-themed books is an engaging way to teach kids about eco-consciousness. Look for children's books that explore topics like recycling, animal conservation, or protecting the environment. Afterward, you can discuss the story and its message, encouraging your child to reflect on what they've learned.


6. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Games

Turn learning about waste management into a game. Create a mini recycling centre at home with labelled bins for paper, plastic, and glass. Challenge your kids to sort their waste correctly and make it a fun competition. This hands-on activity instils the importance of recycling in a playful way.


7. Sustainable Toy Swap

Organise a toy swap with friends or neighbours. This teaches kids about sharing, reusing, and reducing waste. Encourage your child to select toys they no longer play with but are in good condition to exchange with others. It's a win-win for everyone involved!


Check out these amazing brands that have joined the Green Friday Movement:

Snuggle Hunny Kids 

Snuggle Hunny Kids is your go-to destination for beautifully designed baby and children's essentials. Their collection features a delightful range of swaddles, blankets, and accessories crafted from high-quality materials and adorned with charming prints. Whether you're shopping for your little one or searching for the perfect gift, Snuggle Hunny Kids offers a touch of comfort and style that both parents and babies adore.

Mizzie the Kangaroo 

Mizzie the Kangaroo is your lovable and educational companion for children. Designed to stimulate sensory development, Mizzie's range includes teething toys, puzzles, and more. These adorable and safe toys are made with natural rubber and are perfect for little ones exploring the world around them. Join Mizzie on a journey of discovery and learning.

Plum Play Australia 

Plum Play Australia specialises in creating outdoor play equipment that encourages active and imaginative play for kids of all ages. From trampolines and swing sets to wooden playhouses and sandpits, Plum Play offers a range of high-quality, durable products designed to keep kids entertained while promoting healthy, active lifestyles. Discover endless fun and adventure with Plum Play Australia's innovative outdoor play solutions.


Join Green Friday for Sustainable Adventures

Join us from October 27 to November 3 for a week-long sustainability festival  featuring amazing deals and educational content across various categories. It's an excellent opportunity to discover sustainable products and resources that can enrich your child's eco-conscious journey. 

Incorporating sustainability into your child's life can be an adventure filled with creativity, learning, and fun. These sustainable activities not only teach valuable lessons but also create lasting memories. Join Green Friday and embark on a journey of sustainability with your kids‚ÄĒthey are the future stewards of our planet, and every small step towards sustainability counts.