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It is so important to introcude kids thto the concept of recycling from a young age. The ytounger they strart to learn about recycling the sooner recycling will be a normal, natural part of their life.
Here are 10 of the best websites for kids to learn about recycling and the environmental themes. better still they will be having fun at the same time by playing online green games, watching fun videos as well as having a go at green-themed printables and quizzes about the environment.
Kids Go Green is a fabulous site in both English and Welsh created by Recycle for Caerphilly.
The site has games, puzzles and quizzes. It has lots of information about reducing, reusing and recycling, and has a good section on teacher resources, plus puzzles and quizzes.
Aimed at younger children, you can sign up here for weekly activities throughout the school year. The site covers all aspects of schooling including maths, english, science, art and geography and integrates them with an understanding of environmental issues. Aimed at bot school teachers and home educators.
By exploring Recycle City you can learn how the people of the town reduce waste, use less energy, and save money by doing simple things at home, at work, and in their neighborhoods. The site has fun games to show the concequences of the decisions that you make about energy usage and waste.
Earth Rangers is a Canadian kids’ conservation organization, dedicated to educating children and their families about biodiversity, inspiring them to adopt sustainable behaviours and empowering them to become directly involved in protecting animals and their habitats.
They offer educational in-school programs, real conservation projects that help protect Canadian wildlife, and a free membership program that gives kids the tools to get involved in a cause they care about—and the confidence that they can make a difference.
Dr Seuss' tree-loving character The Lorax invites you to play in an environmental game called Save The Trees designed to celebrate Earth Day on 22nd April each year. (Requires Shockwave).
A free comprehensive, interactive educational information system accessible through the internet and through educational programs. There is interesting information about animals, planets, as well as recycling and how to make your home greener.
The site includes eco and recycling themed activities such as how to have an eco party and instructions on how to make recycled art projects.
These kid-focussed pages by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences include recycing themed songs, printables, jokes, games and stories as well in information about various environmental topics such as pollution, recycling, healthy living and nature.
There is also lots to encourage kids to get interested in STEAM topics and to think about careers in science.
Great fun site aiming at encouraging children to help the environment by teaching children to respect nature by recycling, growing plants, fruit and vegetables, being healthy and having fun. Dan the Gardener is helped by his robot friend Recycle Michael, Skipper the Dog and Rusty the Lawnmower.
The Green Family are the stars of a series of animations on various green topics, with the aim of getting kids thinking about the world and their place in it.
The site also includes games, downloads and an activity guide. Created by WBGH and supported by National Geographic and TED.
The Intergalactic Wastebuster Federation has listed Earth on the endangered planet list.
Captain Busta and Lieutenant Pong bravely go where no space monkey and fur ball have been before...to Earth. Their mission, to recruit an army of children to bust waste, conserve resources and secure Earth a sustainable future.
The site includes lots of fun videos about recycling, games and instructions for recycled craft activities to make.
It's lovely to receive a chocolate egg at Easter, so even better why not make it a yummy organic, ethical or fairtrade Easter egg?