What’s the Play Date Idea?
Teach kids recycling for this “Go Green” play date. Whether you are having a bunch of kids over, or it’s just the family, you can have a super fun day Going Green! Here are some ideas to make the day extra special:
Wear Green - Get the kids excited about the play date even before the kids get together by dressing in your favorite green attire.
Green Games - Set up some boxes or actual recycle bins. Tape a picture of the items that should be placed in each box, and place a pile of recycleable items nearby. Then see how fast each person can sort the recycle. This is a great way to teach toddlers about recycling, and it’s a cool matching game for them, too!
Activity - Have the children plant seeds or small plants. If you have a garden in your yard, you could have the kids plant and tend the garden.
You can also have the kids create fun letters to Annie’s requesting one of Annie’s FREE Loot items to decorate their lunch bags or bikes, and spread the word about caring for our environment:
- Be Green Bumper Sticker
- Recycle Sticker
- Stand for Peace Bumper Sticker
- Think Organic Decal
Big kids can write and decorate their own letters. For littler ones, you can print out a FREE coloring page for them to color, and Mom can write the request in the margin. Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the address below, and clearly indicate which Free Loot you’d like to receive. There is a limit of one item per order.
Craft - Let the kids play with their food! Have them create fun faces from fresh and dried fruits and vegetables.
Food - Have the kids make their own salads for lunch with a buffet of fresh fruit and veggies, lettuce and dressings. Be sure to add some uncommon choices like black beans, chick peas, sunflower seeds and dried cranberries to the usual suspects. If you are having a play group over, take the pressure off by asking each mom to bring a fresh fruit or veggie.