Tips, tricks and ideas to make life with kids more sustainable

Did you know that you can make a massive difference by helping to educate and inspire the next generation to make a positive difference? Have a look at some of our ideas below to get started!

Why you should teach your kids about sharing

Anyone with kids will know that it's easy to accumulate a tonne of toys, books, art supplies and clothes when you've got young ones growing up quickly, often getting bored of activities after a few weeks or months.

Overconsumption is a big issue around the world, but you don't have to be a part of it, and neither do your children.

This article looks at the benefits of getting your kids involved in the sharing economy in order to reduce consumption, and to foster in them a sense of being kind and welcoming to others. Plus, you can find some more great tips here on reducing overconsumption in your everyday life.

Help them learn about the big issues

Young people are our future, so it's worthwhile helping them to understand how they can look after their planet. Whether it's making recycling more fun, or teaching them about all the awesome fruit and vegetables they can eat, be sure to let them know that they can make a positive difference to the world.

Use a trip to the beach as an opportunity to teach them about why avoiding litter and other nature-damaging activities is so important, and use this Dr Seuss book to help them learn about protecting the environment.

Read more: Why farming should be a compulsory school subject

Get gardening

Want to involve your children in projects that get them out in the fresh air and have them interacting with nature? Check out some of our gardening projects here, including this brilliant guide that will show you how to grow your own succulents from cuttings. It's an easy technique that kids of any age can learn, and succulents' fast-growing abilities means that you'll be seeing results in days!

Read more: Vietnam's Farming Kindergarten will make you want to be a 6-year-old again

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Get crafty

Do your kids love craft projects and DIY activities? Check out some of these awesome ideas for artistic kids:

Get cooking

"Mummmm, I'm hungry!"

Help teach your kids about nutritious food choices that taste good, and get them involved in preparing their own snacks. Check out our list of snacks that you can make at home that will keep away the munchies.

You can also have a look at our guide for packing waste-free school lunches!

Got any other great tips for sustainable life with kids? Let us know in the comments below!

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