Welcome to Kids Zone – full of stories, games, quizzes, ideas and eco activities for kids!
Games, Fun and Learning More:
Climate Change? Want to know more? Want to be part of the action?
Play the Planet Change Card Game
Go on journeys to other countries and find out about climate change there! (PowerPoint)
Compare climate patterns between Bangladesh and the UK
Try the greenhouse gas animation!
Hear what Jemima (Kenya) eats for breakfast (video)
Find out where your food comes from (PowerPoint)
And many more activities Then go to Climate Choices – Children’s VoicesPhoto: Children's Voices
Making an eco house
Tipping some litter in your church!
Going wild in the Lakes
Creating Planet Earth
A wildlife word search
Planting a cross – of daffodils
Writing an eco poem
Writing a Beasty Bug Prayer
Stories and much more....
Try these as well:
Planet Pulse Game: Take a planet health check with the climate doctor!
Tikki the Penguin! Make a kinder world for penguins… and others! A fun and action website for children at oneworldnet children’s channel:
Churches Together in Cumbria has produced a reading guide with recommendations of good books for kids.
Sharing the Message with Others:
See this intriguing poster. ‘A Conversation between Global North and South’ You could design your own conversation!
Write an eco song covering some of the issues of God, his creation, climate change, poverty and justice:
Go to Songs and Hymns to see a song written by young people. It won a competition.
Show a DVD/power point presentation:
Your Kingdom Come (CAFOD)
Operation Noah Video Page
Make your own DVD or power point presentation: Involve others in the production (younger children, etc.) It could be quite short, just a ‘taster’.Photo: Operation Noah
CAFOD interactive quiz, power point, games, etc.
Working with Young People for many ideas, games, quizzes, drama, etc.
The 'Eighth Day' Drama:
‘The Eighth Day’: God is pretty pleased with everything after the seven days of creation. But things start to go wrong on the eighth day! Find out more? ‘The Eighth Day’. You could even write and perform your own drama!
Act out your own short eco drama: This could be a dramatised Bible story or a modern one. You could even write your own short drama! It could even be interactive and involve the audience. It could even have different optional endings according to the eco ideas/choices made by the audience! .
Get a 'Good Green Footprint:
This is a bright illustrated step-by-step guide, showing you how to make all sorts of simple things that link in with the reduce, reuse, recycle idea.
How about joining or forming an Eco Action Club?
See also Eco Schools
Look also at Schools Zone for some great ideas for schools.
Help your Church become more eco friendly:
Think Globally and Act Locally:
Take a Look at the World:What we do here in Cumbria, the UK and Europe affects girls and boys and their families around the world. Look at ‘If the World was a Village of 100 people’ and 'Miniature Earth'
Link with Kids in a Church in a Poorer Country: Ask your youth leader/s whether the children in your church could link with children in a church in a poorer country, affected by climate change. They can find out how to make the link. You could then write to each other, share your stories with each other, pray for each other and encourage each other in eco action in your own communities.Photo: Tearfund
Your voices can make a difference! Children, here and around the world are speaking out and bringing about changes.Photo: CEL