World Hippo Day: Five Top Facts

World hippo day: five top facts

by Chloe Petrylak February 15, 2021

To mark this year’s World Hippo Day on 15th February, we’re diving in at the deep end with these humongous hoofed mammals, which are considered to be one of the most dangerous African mammals on the planet. 1) TREMENDOUS TUSKS The teeth at the front of a hippo’s mouth are actually tusks. Hippos, how...

Monthly competition: Global Warming Monster

Monthly competition: global warming monster

by Eco Kids Planet January 29, 2021

In our ‘Wild Alaska’ issue, we asked you to design a global warming monster. What powerful and thought-provoking drawings you sent us! Thank you to everyone who entered the competition. Congratulations to our three winners! Ismaeel, age 9, Leicester EcoBreaker “I decided to make a cloud monster tha...


Monthly competition: Marsupial Poems

Monthly competition: marsupial poems

by Eco Kids Planet January 07, 2021

In our ‘Marvellous Marsupials’ issue, we asked you to write a poem about your favourite marsupial. Thank you to everyone who sent us their poems. What a wonderful way to celebrate marsupials! Congratulations to our five winners! Ameya, age 12, Ottery St. Mary "The Devil in Disguise" _______________...

Bake Your Own: Polar Bear Cupcakes

Bake your own: polar bear cupcakes

by Eco Kids Planet December 15, 2020

This vegan sponge recipe is the only one you will ever need – it’s fluffy and sweet. With fondant icing and delicious desiccated coconut, you can have fun transforming your creations into adorable polar bear cupcakes. The perfect Christmas treat!  What you need:   300ml unsweetened plant-based mi...


Elliot, age 8, Newark

Monthly competition: cave diorama

by Eco Kids Planet December 02, 2020

In our ‘Cave Creatures’ issue, we asked you to design a cave diorama. What fantastic entries you sent us! So many of you put an incredible effort into creating cave creatures and their dark and mysterious habitats. Congratulations to our four winners! Billy, age 7, Minety First we painted the insi...

SEVEN SENSATIONAL WALRUS FACTS

Seven sensational walrus facts

by Chloe Petrylak November 24, 2020

To mark this year’s World Walrus Day on 24 November, we’re getting up close and personal with these larger than life carnivorous mammals. 1) DON’T MESS WITH WALRUS Walruses can grow to lengths of over 3.5 metres and weigh up to 1,800 kilograms. Despite their size, they can move swiftly through the w...


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Monthly competition: alien world

by Elise Chalumeau November 20, 2020

In our ‘Outer Space’ issue, we asked you to design some alien life. Your entries were out of this world! It’s delightful to know that our readers are such a creative bunch of Eco Kids!  Congratulations to our four winners! Alice, age 6, London “Pluto Parrot” This is my Pluto Parrot. It sleeps whil...

WORLD LEMUR DAY – FIVE SPECTACULAR SPECIES

World lemur day – five spectacular species

by Chloe Petrylak October 28, 2020

To celebrate World Lemur Day, we’re taking a look at the wonderful (and slightly peculiar) primates of Madagascar.  RING-TAILED LEMUR © Shutterstock One of the most famous species of lemur (thanks to King Julien!), ring-tailed lemurs live in groups of between six and 30 individuals, called troops, ...


Monthly Competition: Bird Photography

Monthly competition: bird photography

by Eco Kids Planet October 01, 2020

Thank you to all budding nature photographers who sent us their bird pictures. Well done for being patient and watchful, waiting for that perfect shot! Congratulations to our five winners! Maia, age 8, Barnstaple Swans Rosa, age 11, Bude Baby Dunnock This is my photo of a baby dunnock, which we r...

Monthly Competition: Nature Art

Monthly competition: nature art

by Eco Kids Planet August 27, 2020

 In our June 2020 issue of Eco Kids Planet, we asked you to create an artwork made completely from nature: fallen leaves and acorns, twigs, flower petals, wild berries, pieces of tree bark or tiny rocks. We loved receiving your entries. What a fresh breeze of creativity! Thank you to everyone who entered the competition.



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