Earth Hour 2020 – 5 Things To Do With Your ChildrenMarch 1, 2020 • Things to do at home and in the garden
It’s this time of the year again! Earth Hour 2020 will take place on the 28th of March. Switch off any non-essential lights between 8:30 and 9:30pm to take part.
There are so many exciting activities to do in the dark! Here are 5 brilliant things to do with children on March 28th.
Earth Hour was started as a lights-off event in Sydney in 2007. It’s now the world’s largest movement for the environment in which millions of people across the globe get involved each year. The idea is to switch off in solidarity with global efforts to secure and save our planet. Everyone is invited to participate in the event. Go “lights out” for as little as an hour to show your solidarity.
1) Have a candlelit dinner
A candlelit dinner is much more fun than a regular family meal. Prepare something delicious with your little ones, enjoy eating with the lights off (remember to have some candles handy) and make amazing memories together.
2) Story time in the dark
Build a den in the living room and read a story to your little ones in the dark. We are sure they will love it.
3) Play a board game or make crafts
Spend the evening playing fun board games with your family or get creative and make some crafts with your little ones. Use whatever materials you find at home to keep it simple – you can even take on a recycled art project together.
4) Play hide-and-seek in the dark
Playing hide-and-seek with no lights on is a real challenge but it’s also fun! Stay at home or play in the garden and don’t forget to give your little explorers a torch to make sure they stay safe in the dark.
5) Make a resolution
Make an eco-friendly resolution with your family and commit to reduce your plastic waste, personal carbon footprint or do anything else that might help the environment. Ask children to share their ideas and discuss them together.