Environmental protection and conservation is an important goal that the whole family can take action towards. Composting and recycling is a great place to start to engage little ones in learning more about the soil beneath our feet, how plants and the food we eat grows and how to prevent waste with proper sorting knowledge. Solana Center is proud to offer the following resources for young environmental stewards below sponsored by the City of San Diego.
Printable Activity Sheets
What Goes Where?
Learn what goes into the compost bin, recycing bin or the landfill by printing out this fun activity sheet and and carefully cutting along the dotted outline of each of the cutouts! Click the image above to download and print.
Wormy Ways Maze
Help the worm friends make their way to their compost bin home with this maze! Once the children finish the maze, discuss how to help make the worms at home in their vermicompost bin by feeding them food scraps, coffee grounds or tea bags or how paper products such as shredded newspaper or egg cartons make great bedding for the worms to live in! Click the image above to view all three levels (begginer, intermediate and advanced), download, and print.
Learn about the process of composting and the various techniques and types with these word searches. Click the image above to view all three levels (begginer, intermediate and advanced), download, and print.
How to Build Your Own Worm Bin
Building a worm bin is a fun projectfor the whole family. Click the link above to watch this short video with necassary materials listed and instructions on how to build one together and create healthy soil from your food scraps!
Assembling the Contents of Your Worm Bin
Once you've built your worms a home, it is time to fill it with the food and bedding for them to live comfortably! Click the link above to watch this short video which lays out the contents needed to help your family get started composting with worms.
Worm Composting: Care & Feeding
Congratulations, your family is now the proud owner of hundreds of hardworking new worm pets! These guys will help you build healthy soil out of food scraps, peels, cores and other organic materials. Click the link above to watch and learn exactly what to feed them - and not to feed them - to ensure the worms are happy and healthy.