Families How you can help our planet

How can we help the next generation become planet protectors?

Whether you're a family of two or ten, there are ways to overcome your climate worries and take positive steps to saving our planet.

From making protest outfits to cutting out plastic from your weekly shop, we've got you covered.

Join up to Planet Protectors

Want to keep your kids busy with fun activities while learning at the same time? Get your special Planet Protectors pack today.

Hours of entertainment and ideas to help your family protect our planet. Plant bee-friendly wildflower seeds, design your own planet-saving poster, create a wild corner, or have fun with the plastic-free stickers.

Find out how a little creativity can help make a better world.

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Lockdown activities

The COVID-19 pandemic means the majority of us are staying home, with many of the nation's parents now tasked with homeschooling and entertaining children – not an easy task.

From homemade volcanoes to squishy soap, our staff share their tips on staying sane and entertained.

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Become bee savers

Whether you've got kids or you work with them, bring out the bee saver in every child with our activity guide.

It includes tips on how to engage children with the natural world, as well as some free games and an educational pack.

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Child wearing Earth head prop

Activity: make an Earth Head

Our Earth Heads made national news back in June when we took them out to protest Trump's climate-wrecking policies.

Due to their eye-catching popularity, we've compiled an easy-to-follow guide to make your own version.

Perfect for the classroom or the home, and a great 'quiet' activity ;-)

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Plastic-free with kids... really?

Reducing your plastic consumption can seem like a tall order. Add children to the equation, and it can seem nigh-on impossible.

There are some quick wins we should all be following (come on, do we really need to remind you to ditch the straws?).

But for the tougher challenges, mother-of-two Bettina has some great experience to inspire kids and parents alike.

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Be cool save the planet - Friends of the Earth kids tshirt

Eco-friendly kids' T-shirts

We've designed a special range of t-shirts for children, to inspire their interest and passion for the planet.

Perfect for 3-12 years, our organic cotton t-shirts are gentle on even the most delicate skin.

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Listen to youth strikers

Since 2018, schoolchildren across the world have been striking on Fridays to draw attention to the worsening climate crisis. 

Friends of the Earth's Muna Suleiman interviewed the youth climate activists at the heart of the school strikes just days before the historic Global Climate Strike on 20 September 2019.  This is their story.

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