By Di Hodges - 'TV free activities for kids'
What you need
- Green items - clothing, food, drinks, toys, paint etc
What you do
Tell your children in the morning that you re going to have a 'Green Day' or whatever colour takes your fancy. Use your imagination to make it as exciting as you can.
Some possibilites are:
- a small amount of green food colour in their milk; green milk for their cereal
- a selection of green foods to try such as honeydew melon, kiwifruit, avocado, green apple, snow peas; celery filled with cream cheese
- select green clothes for you all to wear that day
- do some green cooking: avocado dip, green jelly with chocolate frogs, green cordial ice blocks; apple pie; patty cakes with green icing
- green playdough - make a batch and colour half yellow and half blue so they can see it change to green as they play
- add some yellow and blue food colour to their bath water and watch it turn green.
- be 'greenies' and do lots of gardening - plant some new plants or seeds
- go to the park and collect lots of different leaves for leaf rubbings at home with green crayons and pencils.
- make some green paint for paining outside
- read 'Green Eggs an Ham' for a bedtime story.