Good Neighbors Care for the Earth
A video about caring for the Earth.
We’re all on this planet together! Just learning about the ground under our feet helps inspire us to take care of our environment.
Watch the video together with children. Then explain:
- Almost all soil has earthworms.
- Just as farmers use plows to break up soil to let air and water in so that plants can grow well, worms are like living plows, making tunnels through soil as they move. This helps plants and flowers grow.
- Worms eat dead leaves and dirt, and what they leave behind is called fertilizer. Fertilizer is good for the soil, which helps plants stay healthy.
Ask children which animals they might like to learn more about. Find out where those animals live, what they eat, and what their role in nature is (for instance, bees pollenate plants). Explain that learning about animal habitats makes us good neighbors!
Check out this page and keep the learning going! Once children have watched all the videos and completed all the printable pages, print this certificate (or look at it together on-screen) so they can join the club themselves.
Good Neighbors Volunteer
A video about volunteering.
Little Neighbors Launch
Together we can help children and communities grow smarter, stronger, and kinder.
The Little Neighbors Club
A storybook about being good neighbors.
9 C's of Citizenship
An article about the qualities of good citizens.
A printable page about the ways in which communities stay safe.
Volunteer Tip Sheet
Ideas for using these resources in a variety of settings.
In this webinar, you’ll learn how you can use our “Little Neighbors” initiative to help children and their families discover their power to make their communities—and the world—a happier, healthier, safer place for everyone.