Fun Green Sites for Kids
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Here are some brilliant websites for kids to learn about recycling and the environmental themes. They are all fun for kids and include online green games, printables and quizzes.
- Kids Go Green is a fabulous site in English and Welsh from Recycle for Caerphilly. It has lots of information about reducing, reusing and recycling, and has a good section on teacher resources, plus puzzles and quizzes.
- Maggie's Earth Adventures Aimed at younger children, you can sign up here for weekly activities throughout the school year.
- Recycle City 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.
- Planet Ark Recycling for schools including posters, quizzes and teacher's resources.
- KidsRGreen Quizzes and puzzles on nature and the environment. Environmental resources for children and green themed printables.
- Earth Rangers Canadian website to encourage kids to protect animals and the environment.
- Kids Do Ecology Environmental science, explained for children including information on endangered species and the earth's different environments.
- The Lorax's Save the Trees game Dr Seuss' character in an environmental game designed to celebrate Earth Day on 22nd April each year. (requires Shockwave).
- Children Of The Earth A free comprehensive, interactive educational information system accessible through the internet and through educational programs. Eco and recycling themed activities such as how to have an eco party and make recycled art projects.
Pages by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences including songs, printables, jokes, games and stories on various environmental topics such as pollution, recycling, healthy living and nature.
- Dan The Gardener Great site aiming at encouraging children to help the environment by encouraging children to respect nature by recycling, growing plants, fruit and vegetables, being healthy and having fun.
- The Greens The greens are the stars of a series of animations on various green topics. The site also includes games, downloads and an activity guide. Created by WBGH and supported by National Geographic and TED.
- The Water Page is big collection of resources on saving water for children (and adults) including useful resources for teachers and home educators.
We also have our own free Green Games and Green Printables.
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