Earth Hour is the world’s biggest movement to protect our planet, thanks to WWF! Each year, hundreds of millions of people around the world take part in switching off for 60minutes as a symbolic gesture of solidarity to show they care about our planet’s future.
This is something that all our kids are very aware of, as sustainable practices are now embedded in their programs from the Early Education and Care centres they attend. So it’s important to continue this discuss beyond those early years, and create children who care and aware of the impact that we can have on the environment.
It happens one Saturday, every March, so plenty of time to get prepared! And these 6 ways will help you get started!
- Play hide and seek in the dark! Once found, help the seeker to find everyone else!
- Ready, set… sardines! It’s the reverse of hide and seek, one person hides and everyone else counts and they try to find the one person hiding. When they do, they hide with them!
- Watch the stars. Set up pillows, blankets and such in the backyard and watch the stars roll by. You might even see a shooting star!
- Moon drawings. Head outside with clipboards, paper and pencils and get drawing the moon.
- Grab a telescope and start exploring space. Get a close up view of the moon, and create a detailed drawing.
- Grab a set of my space story stones and explore the world around us!
What will you be doing for Earth Hour this year?