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Earth Hour 2019

 

It’s that time of year again! Dust off those torches and dig our your candles.
Earth Hour is back again!

 

 

 

 

Earth Hour is a great opportunity for you to spend quality screen-free time with your children and to teach them about environmental responsibility and awareness. You may not be able to always use your Keep Cup, or refuse a plastic straw, however Earth Hour provides you the choice to join a global movement to make a difference.

This year, the aim is to raise awareness and appreciation of biodiversity and the current critical condition of our home and our planet. For more information, or to show your kids how your actions can make a difference see here – https://www.earthhour.org.au/Discover/connect2earth. If you want to join in, switch your lights off between 8:30pm and 9:30pm!

Are you a bit hesitant? Thinking “Oh gosh what will I do with my kids for an hour without electricity?!” Worry no further!

We have a list of ten family-friendly, fun activities for you to do with your kids!

  1. Play spotlight!
  2. Pitch a tent in the backyard and go “camping”. Go really off the grid with a campfire, you can share stories and roast marshmallows.
  3. Play cards.
  4. Have a shadow puppet show.
  5. Play a board game – Scrabble, Monopoly and Cluedo are just a few goodies.
  6. Make a time capsule! Get your kids to write themselves a letter about their likes, goals and friends and save it to give to them on next year’s Earth Hour.
  7. Build a fort out of your lounge – protect your fort with a Nerf gun war.
  8. Arts and crafts – make an A3 family calendar you can hang up in the kitchen to keep track of everyone’s activities, or make Mother’s Day cards.
  9. Charades – an old family favourite!
  10. Story building games – “I went shopping and I got …”. You could go one step further and play dress ups to add to your character.

The ideas for screen-free time are endless! Whether you have fun with the ideas above for Earth Hour, or merely a family fun night – we hope you and your kids have a chance to enjoy some quality time together on the weekend!