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Sustainable ideas this half term!

Sustainable ideas this half term!

Here at North East Derbyshire District Council we are backing 'Eco Half Term' by sharing some great information and advice on how to have a more sustainable and fun half term with the kids.

It can be difficult to think of something to do every day with the little ones so we have put together a list of fun activities, all of which are free to try!

  • Get outdoors – getting outside can be both fun and educational! Why not try exploring your local area or visiting somewhere new? Be sure to tag us in any pictures of the district on social media so we can share them!
  • Try growing your own food. Plant vegetables, fruits and herbs and this is a great way to teach your kids where food comes from, and encourages a varied diet.
  • Make a mini greenhouse out of cups, just remember to recycle the cups when done.
  • Build an insect hotel, this is a good way to reuse plastic bottles and get children involved whilst helping the environment. Bees and bugs are important for pollinations and giving them shelter will help them thrive and bring life to your garden.
  • You could also make a bird feeder with your children, this would be another good way to use up plastic bottles.
  • Go on a scavenger hunt, you could go to a local park or woodland, children could collect bits of nature and draw them!
  • Go for walks in your local area, or perhaps make use of public transport to get to other walking spots.
  • Go for a bike ride, there are many parks with specific cycling routes or bike paths.
  • Make decorations – a great activity for kids is craft and upcycling! You can upcycle all kinds of things into something new. Here is a site with upcycling craft ideas.

If you're out and about don't forget to tag us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram so we can reshare some of your amazing pictures!