Eco-Friendly Activities for Children

Incorporating Sustainability in Childcare

Whether you are a meticulous recycler or a dedicated composter, there are a variety of ways to incorporate greener practices into our lives. When we practice sustainability in childcare, we pass these greener tendencies down to our children, who will then learn these actions as a way of life. When it comes to teaching your child to have to be more environmentally conscious, there are a variety of eco-friendly activities you and your child can do together.

Create a Personal Compost Bin: Composting is a great way to reduce your overall waste and provide nutrients back into your yard’s soil. To teach your child about composting, you can help them create their bin with a variety of household materials. All you need is a 2-liter soda bottle or milk jug, tape, scissors, and composting materials.

Build a Birdfeeder: Teaching sustainability in childcare does not have to be a chore. By building a bird feeder, you can work together on a fun project that will be both creative and beneficial to the local wildlife. Take your child on a walk to collect natural materials to build with or utilize any unused materials in your home.

Visit a Farmer’s Market: One great way to teach your children about sustainability is to take them to a farmer’s market. Not only will you be able to purchase locally grown goods for your kitchen, but you can expose your child to shopping local and selecting freshly grown foods.

Go for a Hike: One of the best ways to help expose your children to the natural environment is to take them out in it. Going on a mild hike with your child can show them the beauty of the outdoors and help them learn to appreciate the Earth and the wildlife in it. Take a guidebook with you so you can help them identify different types of birds, plants, and animals.

Teaching sustainability in childcare can be a great way to provide the foundation for your child to live greener lives. At Bartram Academy, we offer eco-friendly food and practices in our day to day activities. For more information on our Reggio Emilia preschool, give us a call today at (904) 419-7563.