Today’s Top 5 list is from the mouth of my six-year-old. I asked Sofie what things she does that are eco-friendly that other kids could do, too. Here’s what she had to say.
It’s good to be in nature, and you can explore lots of things. Me and my friend collect leaves, learn about flowers, spy on butterflies and bugs. We even ate some wild onions growing in her backyard. And it’s easier to run around and go crazy when you’re outside.
Build Stuff from Trash
I always find things to make from stuff my mom wants to recycle. Like toilet paper rolls are clothing hampers for my dolls. And tissue boxes make great beds. Old boxes and cardboard are great for making games, forts, boats, the Taj Mahal. I just made a board game with playing pieces and a spinner too. And I use lots of tape. (Note from Mom: Scotch® makes a greener tape with recycled content and plant-based adhesive.)
Wear the Same Clothes
If you don’t get too dirty, you can wear your favorite clothes over and over, which keeps from using the washing machine too much.
Use Washable Cups for Lunches
You don’t want to keep throwing away plates and cups and things cause that’s not eco. At my school we use cups that get washed. And Mom packs my snack in a container I bring home. I even have a plastic spork that’s a spoon, fork and knife at the same time, and I just wash it and use it a lot.
Making gardens of flowers and herbs and food like peas and tomatoes is good because then you don’t have to buy it, and it’s fun to dig in the dirt and watch it grow. I made a flower garden with my grandmother, and I get to pick out the flowers that go in it and water them when they’re thirsty.
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