After months of Covid-19 lockdown, followed by the arrival of the summer holidays, you might be feeling like you are running out of ideas for how to keep your family entertained. To help you out, the environmental charity PECT has launched more than 100 downloadable nature activities and resources to entertain, inspire and educate children.
“We wanted to help support families during this unprecedented time by offering free activities that can be done at home, using only simple everyday household or recycled items,” explains PECT’s Operations Director Stuart Dawks. “Our Nature’s School resources aim to bring families together to enjoy, appreciate and protect their time together, while discovering more about the natural environment.”
Families can pick and choose the activities they want to take part in. The idea is that if children learn more about the natural wonders of the world we live in, then they will develop a desire to help protect and preserve it too. Our local environment is sometimes an unexplored resource, often overlooked for its wealth of possibilities, and not always appreciated or looked after as it should be.
The 100 activities and resources, which are available online, include everything from nature identification sheets, instructions for creating a Bee Hotel, tips on how to grow from food waste, a guide to creating a Leaf Lantern, and many more!
Nature’s School is not just for families – schools, charities and other organisations can also benefit from these resources and use them to create new ways of delivering the curriculum and learning objectives.
PECT has a vision for creating sustainable places, where the natural environment is protected, communities are involved in their area, health and wellbeing is improved, and resource use doesn’t compromise the needs of others, now and into the future.
To access the resources, simply visit https://www.pect.org.uk/projects/natures-school/ or find PECT on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter by searching for ‘Sustainable PECT’.