Everyone knows that children need projects to keep their little minds occupied. Sitting in front of a TV all day will do little to help your child grow as a person. It’s important to find projects that you can participate in with your child on a regular basis to help nurture their growing minds. With that in mind, it can sometimes be difficult to find activities that the whole family can enjoy that aren’t expensive or hurtful to the environment. Not to worry, there are plenty of activities that the whole family can benefit from that are cost effective as well as eco friendly.
No matter what the age, no one likes cleaning up after themselves and others. Chances are your child isn’t above leaving his or her toys scattered around the house. Why not help make organization fun? Build storage bins and toy boxes out of recycled and found materials such as cardboard and wood. Even if you’re not particularly handy, there are hosts of tutorials online to help teach you how to construct eco friendly furniture. You can even use arts and crafts books to create eco friendly toys to store in your new toy boxes.
Consider growing a garden. Tilling soil, planting seeds, and maintaining a family garden is a great way to spend time with your family while also helping the environment. Your child will also learn the value of patience as they watch their seedlings blossom into flowers, herbs, and vegetables. Seeds are usually inexpensive and dirt is free! A garden is a wonderful opportunity to help teach your child the importance of nature as well as the benefit of a hard day’s work.
Now that you’ve grown vegetables and herbs with your family, why not put these items to use? Teach your son or daughter how the fine art of cooking, while supervising them of course. Knowing your way around a kitchen is an invaluable lesson for any person to learn and the sooner the better. Share your family recipes with your child and they will relish the chance to participate in a grown up activity such as cooking with their parents.