5 Brilliant Butterfly Facts

5 brilliant butterfly facts

by Emma Louise Oldham March 28, 2020

There are over 20,000 species of butterfly, found all across the world, except Antarctica. They change their appearance four times during their lifetime and brighten up our gardens, but how much do you know about them? How do they eat? Can they really make their own glue? And which is the biggest? W...

How spending time with animals can improve your child’s wellbeing

How spending time with animals can improve your child’s wellbeing

by Eco Kids Planet March 25, 2020

They’re cute and cuddly, but they’re also great for cognitive development. In this article, Sean Whiting, Director of Houghton Country, discusses the positive impact animals can have on a child’s wellbeing. Spending time with cats, dogs, and other animals, as well as animal-related activities like h...


Build an Ecobrick: Competition Winners

Build an ecobrick: competition winners

by Eco Kids Planet March 25, 2020

Make Your Own: Ecobricks

Make your own: ecobricks

by Emma Louise Oldham March 23, 2020

Ecobricks are a fantastic solution for tackling plastic pollution. When plastic is exposed to sun and water, it breaks down into smaller pieces (microplastics) and releases toxins. Microplastics scatter around the globe, reaching even the depths of the ocean. By storing plastic in ecobricks, we are ...


Sharing the Planet: Reflective Learning from Dwight School, London

Sharing the planet: reflective learning from dwight school, london

by Eco Kids Planet March 10, 2020

Year 2 students from Dwight School, London have been learning about 'Sharing the Planet'. They've created these wonderful posters on deforestation, global warming and overfishing. They wanted to help 'take action and raise awareness' by publishing their work here at Eco Kids Planet.  This is wh...

Painting with Salt

Painting with salt

by Emma Louise Oldham March 06, 2020

Using salt in your artwork feels very special. It’s an ingredient that we don’t often use for crafts, but it gives wonderful results. When your picture is dry, it will look like it’s made from crystals! 

World Wildlife Day: 5 Ways to Help Wildlife

World wildlife day: 5 ways to help wildlife

by Emma Louise Oldham March 02, 2020

World Wildlife Day (3rd March) is a day to celebrate what makes this world so diverse and beautiful. It also reminds us to keep stepping up for wildlife and doing things to work in harmony with nature, rather than exploiting it. We’ve rounded up some simple actions you can do TODAY to help nature th...

10 Reasons Why Eco Kids Planet is THE Best Children's Nature Magazine in the World

10 reasons why eco kids planet is the best children's nature magazine in the world

by Eco Kids Planet February 29, 2020

A series of colourful and informative kids nature magazines, Eco Kids Planet aims to introduce children to the wonders of nature and encourage them to protect their planet. Our list reveals exactly why Eco Kids Planet really is the BEST magazine in the world for children aged 7 to 11. 1. We Help Yo...


Make Your Own: Butterfly Feeder

Make your own: butterfly feeder

by Emma Louise Oldham February 18, 2020

These vibrant butterfly feeders will liven up any green space. Transform recycled plastic and add a splash of colour to help feed butterflies. What you need: Flower template. You can download these from our 'Highest Heights' resource pack here. Card Sticky tape Colouring pens/pencils Stick or dr...

5 Playful Pangolin Facts

5 playful pangolin facts

by Emma Louise Oldham February 13, 2020

Pangolins are remarkable – from their behaviour to their adaptations – so we had to share these fantastic facts with you. 1) They eat over 20,000 ants a day but never get stung! Pangolins spend the bulk of their day foraging for ants. With no teeth, the insects are ground down by stones (which have...



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