Green Shoots Blog
Calling all kids (and kids at heart)!
At Cali Bamboo, we’re always looking for fun ways to teach kids about recycling, sustainability, and respecting the planet, so we put together a printable Cali Bamboo coloring book for all the young environmentalists out there! Let your kids’ creativity shine with pages of bamboo forests, tropical tiki huts, recyclables, and even the adorable dogs of Cali Bamboo. Stop by and grab one from our San Diego showroom, or follow these instructions to print one at home:
Other Green Activities for Kids:
▷ Watch Eco-Friendly Movies
Go green for your next family movie night! Movies with a green message can teach your kids important lessons about the environment while being fun and entertaining- even for you! Some of our favorites:
-Fern Gully: The Last Rainforest
▷ Start a Family Garden
Give your kids some hands-on nature experience by planting a kid-friendly garden full of fruits and vegetables in your own backyard! Create a watering schedule, take pictures of the growth, and enjoy the results of a home-grown meal. You can also bike to your local farmer’s market to teach your kids the value of fresh, locally-sourced food.
▷ Go Green with Arts and Crafts
Teach your kids to upcycle and reuse material by getting creative with eco-friendly crafts! Construct a bird feeder out of a recycled milk carton, make a reusable grocery bag from an old tshirt, or create a “robot” from aluminum cans and electrical tape. Get inspired with our Eco-Friendly Crafts for Kids Pinterest board.
▷ Organize a Neighborhood Cleanup
Make a game of keeping your surroundings garbage-free! Invite friends and neighbors to participate in a fun neighborhood cleanup, dividing into teams to see who picks up the most trash.
▷Rewards for Recycling
Show your kids that recycling can be fun! Help them decorate their own recycling box and reward them with a prize when they fill it to the top with recyclables!
How do you teach your kids the importance of green living? Share your ideas on the Cali Bamboo Facebook page!