Flick the Switch on Climate Change this Earth Hour
Get ready to charge up your torches, light your candles and turn off the lights as we celebrate Earth Hour this Saturday 27th March!
What is Earth Hour?
Earth Hour is a worldwide movement in support of energy conservation and sustainability, sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund.
From 8:30pm to 9:30pm, thousands of cities, people, and famous monuments, like the Eiffel Tower, Sydney Harbor Bridge, and the Statue of Liberty, will go dark.
How can you get involved?
Children are our future, and our planet’s future! It is important to involve your little ones in activities that are kind to the planet.
So, how can you educate and inspire young ones to do the hour of no power?
We have put together a list of things you can do at home this Earth Hour to support the planet, all while having fun and teaching the kids about the importance of the environment and climate change!
- Shadow Puppet Play
Make a cozy fort with blankets and pillows and put on a shadow puppet play! Cut out different shapes of animals, characters, or creatures, and set up a stage using cloth and a torch to let the shadows come to life! We have compiled a few cut out shapes for you to use if you’re short for ideas! Download the printable cut outs here.
- Indoor Scavenger Hunt
Treat your little ones to a thrilling scavenger hunt. Turn off all the lights and hide items around the house (can be toys, books or even chocolate). Challenge everyone to find all the hidden items within a certain time limit, using only a torch!
- Get Artistic with a Candle-lit Paint Night
Try this exciting twist on a good old fashioned painting night! Grab some glow-in-the-dark neon paint, light your candles and turn off all the lights, then watch the masterpieces come to life!
- Camp in Your Backyard or Living Room
We challenge you to turn your backyard or living room into your very own camp site! Don’t have an actual tent? Why not get creative and make one with bedsheets, pillows, and other household items!
- Glow Stick Ring Toss
Have some glow sticks handy? Set up a glow stick on its end by securing it in a mound of Blu Tack. Take turns with the kids tossing glow stick bracelets, trying to loop them around the glow stick.
Earth Hour is more than just simply switching off the lights. It’s about spending time with loved ones and connecting in the quiet. We also take this time to think about how our daily choices impact the Earth and ways to love our planet for the future!