Planetpals Forest Learning
An Exclusive Collection of Green Nature Ideas, Tips, Crafts. Eco Friendly and Fun! (for December Holidays go here)
What is 2011 Year of the Forest?
The United Nations General Assembly declared 2011 as the International Year of Forests to raise awareness on sustainable management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests.
Forests are home and habitats for some of the world most amazing creatures and plant organisms. They depend on it to sustain their ecosystem and foodchain
Let's be think about the forests in 2011 and every year after and do our part to keep these valuable habitats intact.
Learn about the Habitats
There are 26 major forest types can be reclassified into 6 broader categories:
- temperate needle leaf
- temperate broadleaf and mixed
- tropical moist
- tropical dry
- sparse trees and parkland
- forest plantations
Learn about the Foodchain
An ecosystem is a living community which depends on each member and its surrounding environment.
The living part of an ecosystem is sometimes called a food chain
Ten Ways To Make Your Summer Camping Experience Greener
Whether you are a first time camper or lifelong lover of the camping experience, these ten ideas will help you make that camping trip greener, cleaner and more natural...Learn more.
Arbor Day is a wonderful tradition Founded by J. Sterling Morton in 1872 and celebrated in the USA. Arbor day celebrated on the last Friday of April Learn more
Once you have checked out this page...See Planetpals "Greatest Earthday Pages Ever"
A complete guide to everything Earth Day
- Green Celebrations
- Eco Learning
- Earth Science Learning
- Free Fun for Kids
- Family Tips and Ideas
- Educators / Classroom / Home school
- ECO Helpers
- Clip Art
Endangered Species Day
Endangered Species Day May 21
Let KingDom teach you and your children about Endangered Species!
There are approximately 1.9 million species known to be on Earth (see our list below). However, the total number of species on the planet is estimated to be much higher. To date all creatures have not been discovered!
The oldest living COLONIAL creature on Earth known to date is the ... Learn more
Planetpals Forest Activities
Planetpals Exclusive Nature Crafts:
Free Nature Diary Download:
Get this free four seasons wall chart Download or paper dolls
More Coming - All Year Long -
Forest Lessons, activities and Ideas, exclusively Planetpals. So check back or join us for updates on FaceBook or Twitter
Edible Food Art Nature Crafts:
Spring for a Rice Bowl
This is a cheerful dinner--flowers from veggies
Dress up pudding, yogurt to a variety of creatures like this one!
"Where the wild things are" Bento Buddies
Here are more Bento Buddies that are wild!
Fun Kid Art Sandwiches
Healthy and fun food art makes kids want to munch their lunch from Mark Northeast of UK
Vegetable art made from cauliflower and olives
These animals make a great dip alternative. what other animals can you think up
Jello Aquarium from Rachael Ray
Nothing fishy about this one..jello fun
Do One-Green-Thing-A-Day Pledge!!
A Vitamin for a better world.
Help Yourself Help The Planet by doing one green thing a day. It's called Planetpals One A Day Pledge. And, like a One-a-day vitamin, it will make you healthier and happier inside and out. In fact, we guarantee, it will make you and your world better...Read More
Free Days At National Parks!
America's Best Idea - the national parks - gets even better with several fee-free days at more than 100 national parks that usually charge entrance fees...learn more
Nature Themed Recycle Nature Crafts:
Many Ways to Make Recycle Trees & Scenery
Arbor Day, Earthday, America Recycles Day. This is simple for any age! Use paper tubes, cardboard, tissue-ideas and instructions.
Make a Campground Take a vacation in your favorite forest by making your own campground with recycle materials
Shoebox Diorama World
This is a favorite Habitat Idea! Convert a shoebox to a favorite forest or natural place. Teach kids to love the world.
Yogurt Container Dolls
So many adorable ways to adapt yogurt containers and bottles to make Animals like Penguins, Birds, Butterflies.
Baby Food Jars or Small (4oz) Soda Cans
Kids never get tired of animals...animals-this is a great Easter bunny and chicky craft or everyday craft. Make sure you place the jar r can upside down! If you use a can --cover the hole with heavy tape, please.
Make a Recycle Bug Jar
Just Buggy! Directions and ideas for Bug Jar made of recycled materials
Make a Recycle Bug Kit
Great Summer fun! Directions and ideas for Bug Kit with journal made of recycled materials
Make a Recycle Butterfly Net
Great fun! Directions and ideas for making a butterfly catching net from recycled materials-plus free printable PP label
Recycled Milk Container Bird Houses
If you paint these you can use them outdoors!
Make a Recycle Plastic Container Aquarium
Great Summer fun! Directions and ideas for this aquarium and fish learning
Make Natural Painted Rock Decor
Great Summer fun! Directions and ideas painting rocks and other rock decor
Recycle Sand and Jars--Sand Art
Recipe and Directions. Great for any age group! They can do pictorial art or fill jars. Or you can give them black and white coloring pages to fill
For More Crafts go to the Crafts Page