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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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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Activity: make an Earth Head

Our Earth Heads are super popular, and have even made national news when we took them out to protest!

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.

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

Planet-friendly activities

From learning about different trees in a word search to creating a mini drinking pond for birds and insects, these 4 fun and free activities will keep kids entertained indoors or out.

Wildlife Bingo
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Learn about bees

Inspire future generations to help save our bees.

Read our 10 fun ways to bring out the bee saver in any child, plus you can access our great teaching resources.

All the resources are free and suitable for primary school children (infant and junior).

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Top tips to help climate and nature

If you want to educate your family on climate and nature, we've got a great resource for you.

As well as making changes as an individual, you can join others to bring about bigger change.

Find out more about how your small lifestyle changes can make a huge difference to the health of our nature and planet.

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