With schools around the world temporarily closing to slow the spread of the Coronavirus disease COVID-19, we’ve assembled this list of (free!) PLT family activities that you can do at home—both inside and close-by in a safe space outside. Avoid going stir-crazy during self-quarantines with these simple family activities; they’re the perfect way to keep kids engaged through active participation as they learn about nature, and suggest ways we can lessen our environmental footprint at home and beyond.
Each activity is available to download in both English and en Español.
Getting outdoors can help relieve stress and keep children physically active and learning. If your family can go outside safely, check out our list of free PLT outdoor activities that allow children to discover nature’s diversity just outside your door. Look, listen, and meet your natural neighbors!
PASS THE PLANTS, PLEASE
Learn about the different plant parts we eat!
TREES FOR MANY REASONS
Examine the importance of conserving resources through fables.
TO BE A TREE
Make a tree costume and act out a tree’s structure and functions!
WEB OF LIFE
Explore food webs and discover the many ways that plants and animals are connected.
RENEWABLE OR NOT?
Discover why sustainable use of natural resources is so important.
REUSE AND RECYCLE AT HOME
Use this chart to analyze how you currently dispose of items and ways you can reduce waste, reuse items, recycle, and compost.
SAVE ENERGY AT HOME
Lower your energy bills and help the environment at the same time!
IMPROVE THE ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY OF YOUR HOME
There are many simple things that you can do to improve the health of your home.