Environmental Activities for Kids

By: the Editors of Publications International, Ltd.

Pollution Patrol

Make kids more aware of pollution problems by having them keep track of how pollution impacts your community. The next time your family jumps in the car and heads downtown, try this environmental activity for kids. Have them bring along journals and track what they see on your drive.

What You'll Need:

  • Notebook
  • Pen or pencil
  • Envelope
  • Stamp

Step 1: Keep track of the environmental details you can see for yourself every time you head for the downtown streets.Take notes about what you see. Is there garbage on your city streets? Where is the garbage (and what kind of trash did you see)? Do cars around you belch out too much smoke and exhaust? Make a note of that, too. Is it easy to breathe the city air? Easy to see down the street? Don't forget to write that down.


Step 2: Turn these details into easy-to-read notes.

Step 3: Mail copies of those notes to your favorite newspaper or the governor's office. Let them know that kids are keeping score, and everyone will win.

For more nature and environmental activities for kids, check out:

  • Earth Science Channel
  • Nature Craft Activities for Kids


Pollution Patrol by Maria Birmingham, Karen E. Bledsoe, and Kelly Milner Halls