Learn about littering and recycling - activities for children

Children aged from 3 to 7 can learn all about litter and recycling from a free educational platform called Earth Cubs created by a Tooting resident.

Parents and teachers can access free resources, downloadable activities and a free educational App to inspire young people to learn all about protecting the environment.

The Home Learning Pack for 3 to 7 year olds includes:

Tooting resident and father of two small children, Toby Hunt, set up Earth Cubs as he has long believed there is a need for fun and creative resources which inspire children to learn more about the world they live in, and support the UN’s Global Goals.

Toby Hunt said:

“I wanted to find a way to build excitement around sustainability and the world. Our beautiful planet has so many incredible environments, all facing different issues. Earth Cubs was created to approach these issues in a positive way, empower children to make a difference and have fun at the same time!”

For children a free interactive mobile and tablet App enables kids to explore wonderful environments, learn about sustainability and encourages creativity, numeracy and literacy at the same time. They get to meet fascinating characters like the Parky Pigeons in the city, Antonio the Anteater in the Rainforest or Nigel the Nervous Narwhal in the Arctic.

For parents, simple to use home learning packs that cover a wide-range of environments, activities and hints on making life more sustainable.

For teachers, Earth Cubs lesson plan resources are all fully aligned to EYFS and KS1 curriculums. Their complete lesson plans include: guided teaching steps, activities, outdoor learning ideas - all focused on the environment and sustainability.

Councillor Steffi Sutters, Cabinet Member for Community Services and Open Spaces, said:

“Earth Cubs is a great way to bring messages around litter and recycling to a younger audience, inspiring the next generation to learn about and take care of their local area.”

“All of Earth Cubs’ resources are free - from downloadable activities to an interactive app – giving Wandsworth’s children, parents and teachers one simple way to help spread the word about what kids can do to protect the environment.”

Download Earth Cubs App for free via Apple and Android App stores.

Also, you can join the Plogolution and help to tackle litter problems – find out more about plogging from Michelle and Dermot, two of Wandsworth Council’s climate change heroes.

More online activities

If you have haven’t recently accessed the borough’s library service, there’s a huge amount available to Wandsworth residents online. Enjoy free audio books, e-books, music downloads, live activities and ideas for entertaining children at home.

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