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Earth Month is the perfect occasion for parents to talk with kids about healthy ecosystems that sustain human beings and the food we eat. But how do you break these complex issues into fun, kid-sized bites of information?
At Whole Kids Foundation, we know that food and wildlife are two sure-fire ways to capture kids’ imaginations. That’s why our April Whole Kids Club activities feature pollinators and the starring role they play in our food supply. Just download these free activities for tons of fun and learning.
Throw an Upcycled Pollinator Party with Scrapkins opens in a new tabDid you know that one out of every three bites of food depends on bees and other pollinators? Our hands-on activities involve upcycling goods from the recycling bin to build a silly pollinator puppet opens in a new tab or a model bee colony opens in a new tab. While your family enjoys quality crafting time, use our “Think About It” questions to explore the connection between bees and kids’ favorite fruits and veggies.
Get to Know The Honeymakers with Kids Book Club opens in a new tabThis month’s recommendation, The Honeymakers by Gail Gibbons, is buzzing with fun facts about life inside a honey bee colony. Parents will appreciate the reading guide from our partner, Jumpstart opens in a new tab. It’s chock full of tips for building vocabulary, discussion questions to increase comprehension and a hands-on “Together Time” game to help kids apply what they’ve learned.
Spend Sweet Time in the Kitchen with Better Bites opens in a new tabOur “Make the Honey Swap” opens in a new tab activity guide contains ingredients for a healthy chat with your little buzzers about refined sweeteners, antioxidants and nutrient-rich foods including bite-size nutrition information, fascinating bee facts, and four kid-friendly recipes featuring honey. Each recipe includes simple steps that kids can complete themselves.
Keep the conversation going with our tips for planting a pollinator-friendly garden opens in a new tab. Gardening gives kids an up-close and personal perspective on the importance of pollinators and encourages them to try new foods too.
How does your family celebrate Earth Month? Share your planet-friendly and pro-pollinator activities!