Congratulations on Graduating from the

Green-Schools Stay Home project!

Despite missing school, fellow classmates and your wonderful teachers it’s been a fun term of new adventures in the great outdoors and with new ways of learning from within the home environment. School is officially out for summer and now its time to just be yourself and have some fun!

If you or your family want some inspiration for fun and eco-friendly activities to do over the summer, why not check out some of our previous stay home activities? We will feature Throwback Thursday shares of our favourite resources over the summer on our social media channels as well as posting any new activities or initiatives here on this Green-Schools Stay Home summer activity page

Stay Home Summer Activities

Green-Schools Bike Stuff 3 – Puncture Repair

Age Group: All

Have you dusted off a bike hiding in the back of the shed, only to find it out of action for your trail blazing adventure? Flat tyre? Puncture? Can’t get to a bike shop fast? Fear not, let’s learn how to repair a puncture ourselves and master this key life-skill!! Follow Travel Officer Róisín Garvey’s step by step guide to get that bike back on the road!

Green-Schools Travel – SDG 11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

Age Group: All

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are 17 global targets to end inequality, to end poverty and to protect our planet. This quiz is to help you understand the Sustainable Development Goal number 11 – Sustainable Cities and Communities. We’ve created another quiz that introduces you to ALL 17 sustainable development goals. To take the general Sustainable Development Goal quiz click the image below.

Green-Schools Marine – Acidification Experiment

Age Group: All

If you’ve heard of Ocean acidification before, but you are not sure of what it is and what its effects are, this experiment is just what you need! With this very simple science experiment you will be able to witness the chemical reaction between the shell’s material and the acetic acid in the white vinegar. Click on the image below to get started.

Green-Schools Marine – Arts and Crafts Eggbox Seal

Age Group: Junior Primary

The following activity is mostly targeted at junior and senior infants with adult supervision but can be enjoyed by older kids too. It is incredible the amount of stuff that you can do with something as simple as an eggbox, scissors and some paint! With a bit of creativity what you can create this cute-looking grey seal! Click on the image below to get started:

 

Green-Schools Marine – Limpet Game

Age Group: Junior Primary

Limpets are a type of mollusc related to snails, octopus, and squid; they have very hard shells that protect them from predators, human footsteps, and drying out. Limpets begin life as plankton. Once they find a nice space to settle, they grow their shell, and this is their home for the rest of their life. With this fun warm-up game, you can learn in a fun and active way (to play in a GROUP) about the life and habits of limpets. Click on the image below to get started:

Green-Schools Marine – Oceans Currents Experiment

Age Group: Senior Primary and Junior Secondary

Have you ever wondered how Ocean currents are formed, what factors affect where currents originate from and the direction they flow and why some currents are warm while others are cold? With this quick experiment you will be able to find out more about Ocean. Click on the image below to get started: