Want some easy ways to celebrate Earth Day with your kids? Superheroes TurfMutt & the Outdoor Powers have partnered to teach kids and families backyard science, including how to take better care of the green spaces around them and the importance of living landscapes.
With the activities, there’s a FREE hands-on science program created by Scholastic and OPEI’s (Outdoor Power Equipment Institute), it’s easy to turn to your own backyard to help save the planet:
- Climate Quest online game
- Digital Story Book
- Activity Sheets
- Nature Crafts
- Digital Story Starter Tool
Use the Digital Story Starter Tool with your child for creative inspiration and then have them enter the Be A Backyard Hero Essay Contest! It’s a great way to get kids writing and illustrating … and there’s also a Grand Prize of $5000!
Be a Backyard Hero Essay Contest: Grand Prize $5000
Have your child describe how they are a “Backyard Superhero” saving our living landscapes to win the Grand Prize of $5,000 to improve their school’s green space!
Students will describe how they are “Backyard Superheroes” and, along with TurfMutt & the Outdoor Powers, combat the environmental villains (Carbon Creep, Dust Demon, Dr. Runoff, and Heat Freak) by supporting and caring for living landscapes.
Submissions of student’s work must be made by teachers or parents in association with an eligible school. For students in grades K–2 the story should be 25–50 words and for students in grades 3–5 the story should be 100–150 words. Students will then draw pictures of their missions and attach the character cutouts to their drawings. Make sure artwork is labeled with your student’s or child’s name, name of the school, and teacher’s name. See more here. Contest Deadline is April 6th.
How will you celebrate Earth Day with your kids? Please share!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of OPEI . The opinions and text are all mine.