Activity IDEAS for ages 7-14
Many young people want to know more about their world and how they can take action to make it a better place. We may not know what the future holds for today’s young people, but we can help them to develop the knowledge, skills and values they need to understand and engage with the world.
It’s the 50th anniversary of Earth Day this week. Whilst in the immediate term we need to act together to tackle the devastating impacts of the coronavirus, particularly on the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people, the climate emergency remains a huge and urgent threat to people around the world.
The theme for Earth Day 2020 is ‘Climate action’. Climate change is affecting millions of the world’s poorest people, right now. More frequent and extreme weather – such as storms and droughts – are destroying homes, and wrecking lives and livelihoods. We can all play a vital role in saving our planet and its people.
Inspired by some of the communities Oxfam works with around the globe, we’ve put together five ideas for action that you and your child might like to take at home to join others in tackling the climate crisis.