We've gathered some fun educational activities for kids, to help engage your children at home, start some great new conversations around the importance of sustainability, and have fun along the way!

 

Make natural paint with leftover fruits and veggies

Make natural paint with leftover fruits and veggies

Homemade fruit and vegetable paint is recycling at its finest.

This is a great way to repurpose your food scraps. We always want to reduce, reuse or recycle as much as possible. Reusing food scraps is a great way to make sustainable paint. You can experiment with any vegetable, but some veggies will give you better colour than others. 

Take a look at Tui Garden Products Facebook post for some great natural paint ideas. Happy painting!

 

Make natural paint

Make natural paint with leftover fruits and veggies

Make natural paint with leftover fruits and veggies

Homemade fruit and vegetable paint is recycling at its finest.

This is a great way to repurpose your food scraps. We always want to reduce, reuse or recycle as much as possible. Reusing food scraps is a great way to make sustainable paint. You can experiment with any vegetable, but some veggies will give you better colour than others. 

Take a look at Tui Garden Products Facebook post for some great natural paint ideas. Happy painting!

 

Make natural paint

Start a compost together

Spending more time at home creates the perfect chance to reuse food waste and start composting, which you can then use to boost the perfect soil for your garden this Spring.

This is a great activity to do with the kids and introduce them to the basic principles of taking responsibility for waste. Want a step by step on how to start a compost bin? Take a look at this great how to guide from The Compost Collective.  

 

Build a compost bin

Start a compost together

Start a compost together

Start a compost together

Spending more time at home creates the perfect chance to reuse food waste and start composting, which you can then use to boost the perfect soil for your garden this Spring.

This is a great activity to do with the kids and introduce them to the basic principles of taking responsibility for waste. Want a step by step on how to start a compost bin? Take a look at this great how to guide from The Compost Collective.  

 

Build a compost bin

DIY noughts and crosses

DIY noughts and crosses

Take your noughts and crosses to a new level with this super-simple D.I.Y. project! Easy to create, and even easier to set up and pack away each time. A fun, easy nature craft that really gets the imaginations firing without creating any paper waste!

Find out how to make your own at Kings Plant Barn.

 

Make DIY noughts and crosses

DIY noughts and crosses

DIY noughts and crosses

Take your noughts and crosses to a new level with this super-simple D.I.Y. project! Easy to create, and even easier to set up and pack away each time. A fun, easy nature craft that really gets the imaginations firing without creating any paper waste!

Find out how to make your own at Kings Plant Barn.

 

Make DIY noughts and crosses

Make a toilet roll bird feeder

Your local birds will surely thank you for taking the time to make a toilet paper roll bird feeder. It’s a simple craft that is easy and fun for kids of all ages, especially preschoolers. 

It only requires a few supplies and provides opportunities for learning and sensory input... plus, who doesn’t have an empty toilet paper roll?! Follow along with Daltons step-by-step directions to learn what to do!

 

Make your own bird feeder

Make a toilet roll bird feeder

Make a toilet roll bird feeder

Make a toilet roll bird feeder

Your local birds will surely thank you for taking the time to make a toilet paper roll bird feeder. It’s a simple craft that is easy and fun for kids of all ages, especially preschoolers. 

It only requires a few supplies and provides opportunities for learning and sensory input... plus, who doesn’t have an empty toilet paper roll?! Follow along with Daltons step-by-step directions to learn what to do!

 

Make your own bird feeder

Make some plant based treats

Make some plant based treats

This is a great plant based recipe for Superhero Balls from Annabel Langbein. Get the kids to help in the kitchen and entice even the fussiest of eaters to try something new.

Bonus: they’re great as breakfast and super easy to make.

 

Get superhero balls recipe

Make some plant based treats

Make some plant based treats

This is a great plant based recipe for Superhero Balls from Annabel Langbein. Get the kids to help in the kitchen and entice even the fussiest of eaters to try something new.

Bonus: they’re great as breakfast and super easy to make.

 

Get superhero balls recipe

Egg carton seed starts

Growing seedlings in an egg carton is an easy beginners gardening project for kids and reusing materials is good for the environment and can help teach kids about germination and plant care. The shape of an egg carton makes it easy to situate on a sunny windowsill and depending on the type of carton, you may be able to put it right in the ground with the seedling and let it decompose in the soil.

Learn how you can grow seeds using an egg carton with McGregor's helpful guide.

 

Grow seeds in egg cartons

Egg carton seed starts

Egg carton seed starts

Egg carton seed starts

Growing seedlings in an egg carton is an easy beginners gardening project for kids and reusing materials is good for the environment and can help teach kids about germination and plant care. The shape of an egg carton makes it easy to situate on a sunny windowsill and depending on the type of carton, you may be able to put it right in the ground with the seedling and let it decompose in the soil.

Learn how you can grow seeds using an egg carton with McGregor's helpful guide.

 

Grow seeds in egg cartons

Transform a pre-loved t-shirt into a reusable bag

Transform a pre-loved t-shirt into a reusable bag

This is a great low-cost recycling project to do with the kids at home that teaches them about reusing materials. Re-purpose an unwanted t-shirt and easily turn it into a reusable bag. 

Follow this helpful tutorial from Stuff and start getting creative.

 

Make a reusable produce bag

Transform a pre-loved t-shirt into a reusable bag

Transform a pre-loved t-shirt into a reusable bag

This is a great low-cost recycling project to do with the kids at home that teaches them about reusing materials. Re-purpose an unwanted t-shirt and easily turn it into a reusable bag. 

Follow this helpful tutorial from Stuff and start getting creative.

 

Make a reusable produce bag

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