Look for Rainforest Alliance's little green frog on food, coffee and paper products you buy!
After buying your fabulous and quite yummy sustainable chocolate and bananas try out these recipes:
Banana-Walnut Chocolate Chunk Cookies!
|Kapok Tree via RainforestAlliance.com|
Rainforest Alliance for Kids
Kids' Corner is for fun, games and stories for kids, they won't even know they are learning!
Track it Back is great game for kids to "follow" where chocolate, bananas and coffee actually comes from.
Kids, here are some easy ways you can help save the Rainforest! How many of these do you already do?
Ask your parents to buy foods - like bananas and coffee - that are grown in a
sustainable way -- In a way that is safe for the environment, for wildlife, and for
Ask your school to buy environmentally friendly paper.
Read and learn about other people and tribes that depend on the rain forest for food and shelter.
Use less paper – re-use paper instead of throwing it out. Cut it up to use as anotepad, or recycle the paper you use. Ask your parents and teacher about how
they recycle their paper.
Create a skit, write a story, or decorate your classroom/dining room to look like a real rainforest. See how much research you can do to learn about the rainforest before presenting!
Can you find all of the rainforests around the planet?
|Mountain Gorilla via RainforestAlliance.com|
Today’s kids are the leaders of tomorrow, so it’s important to teach them to become thoughtful consumers who care about where their food comes from and its impact on the planet. This Earth Day, educate your kids about where some of their favorite foods come from, like chocolate and bananas, and the journey they take to reach your supermarket shelves. - Rainforest Alliance
Links and information via RainforestAlliance.com and recipes from MarthaStewart.com.