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Blue Water

Stewardship for Kids

It is never too early to start learning about the environment and the importance of being a good steward to our environment.  The environment is everything around us including air, soil, water, plants, and animals.  


Some ideas to engage your children in the environment: 

  • Recycle

  • Hike (and pick up garbage along the way)

  • Explore the bottom of the lake (safely/supervised: with a mask … snorkel).

  • Explain the importance of aquatic plants (e.g. food for turtles; safe places for fish)

  • Learn about the types of trees and plants (and how they are important)


A scavenger hunt is a great way to get outside and enjoy nature. Write up a list of things you’re sure to find around the cottage (for example, leaves - oak, maple, poplar, birch, etc.), acorns, pine cones, sticks, birds, clouds, etc.).  Go for a hike and have the kids search for the items on the list.  If you want more ideas, here is one example

Or, check these out:

Simple Scavenger hunt 

Plant Scavenger Hunt 


Colouring and activity books are educational and fun

Invasive Species: Clean, Drain, and Dry Activity Book:


Learn about turtles

Here are some cool videos:


We have a wonderful variety of birds:



Websites with ideas

Pathway to Stewardship & Kinship is a foundation for nurturing healthy and engaged children and youth:

Nature Conservancy Canada has a Kids Corner:

Bumble Bee colouring page:


Summer Camp ideas

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