These great tips are really easy to implement around your centre. The children will learn so much from being involved in these experiences.
🚰 Recycle water the children have left over after they have a drink. Get them to help empty their water bottles or cups on to indoor plants or in the garden and watch the greenery grow!
🥕 Start a small veggie garden, you can even grow something in small ice cream containers, old gum boots or milk bottles. The kids will love eating what they’ve nurtured.
🍳Ask families to donate clothes, kitchen utensils, and other household items for the children to play with in the home corner or sand pit.
🐛 Start a compost bin.
🗑Transform the home corner into a recycling depot, complete with items to sort into recycling bins
🌱Organise an excursion to buy seedlings from the local nursery, let the children choose their own and then watch them grow together.
♻️ Recycle paper in a box for children to use in their art experiences.
🖼Encourage the use of natural art experiences. Drawing in the sand or using fallen leaves to create a mosaic for example . Take photos and digitally display these art works.
💻Strive as a centre to be a paperless as possible. Email newsletters and notes rather than having paper versions. Like this email (Don’t print it!)
Let’s work towards introducing more sustainable practices into our centres where we can. It’s an amazing way to introduce the concept of sustainability to the kids, and it also helps our planet.