Green games are a great way to let kids learn the importance of preserving the environment. These games show the beauty of nature, through interesting facts and stunning visuals. It is essential to teach the next generation about making the right “green” choices from childhood itself, so that concern for the environment is ingrained in them. Our children would inherit a planet which has already been robbed of many natural resources, and they should be taught to conserve the remaining resources. So check out these green games which are fun as well as educational for your kids:
In this game, kids can explore the arctic landscape as the screen scrolls down to show water, sky, icy shores and the tundra. They can complete puzzles based on animals which teaches them about the functions of different body parts. Kids can play and feed animals, watch them in their habitat and explore as other animals pop up on the screen to make it more interesting. The app is fun and has integrated scientific learning through the game. The game has a limited interactive environment but kids will enjoy the large variety of habitats and animals to explore.
Sids Science Fair
This game is based on the popular PBS show of the same name. Sid, with his friends engage kids by asking them to play with the science exhibits at the science fair at school. Kids can chart objects by type or color, play “Time Machine” and so on. This app is great for kids to practice and learn practical science, the concepts are solid but with enough room to explore the topics. Kids can have fun interacting with their favorite characters from the show, as an added bonus.
Kids can learn about sustainable living with this game. Kids can play in three areas – the house, garden plot and compost bin. They can plant seeds, shine the sunshine, make it rain to nurture crops. They can bring the veggies which are ready to eat to the house, and feed the hungry animals there. Then they can compost the food scraps and use it as fertilizer. Kids can understand how everything is interconnected through this exciting and interesting game.
Cosmochoria is about venturing into the galaxy in which all life has been destroyed as a result of the actions of some tinkering scientists who tried to reveal the universe’s mysteries. There are about 50 planets which the kids can revive while shooting at aliens. The game is confusing, challenging and quite hard, but fun. They have to think about the strategy required to revive each planet and the level of difficulty increases as they move up the game. This game can teach kids about the importance of the intergalactic environment which needs to be protected too from human interference.
Toca Nature is a mesmerizing, calm game with the music too contributing to the magical feeling. It feels like taking a walk in the forest and learning about different animals in their habitat. They can feed some of the animals, and build their own landscape.
Geo Walk HD – 3D World Fact Book
Children can learn about 500 animals, plants, people and places. Solid facts are presented in an interesting manner and real, rare animals like the Fishing Cat and the Blobfish are shown. This app can help children to be more interested about their natural environment as the see the beauty of Mother Nature. They can play the quizzes answering questions about what they’ve learnt.
Ekoloko is a game which is environmentally friendly, teaching kids to solve environmental problems. It has many mini-games which can be played as kids travel through the world, meeting characters of all colors and shapes, some are avatars and some in-game characters. Kids can communicate with others through moderated chat or drop-down menu. Trivia, memory, farming and variations of match 3 s and bubble shooters can be played.
Instead of long, boring lectures about the importance of conserving and helping the environment, green games can be a good alternative to teach your kids about the environment and the necessity to protect it. They can learn about sustainable living at an early age and maybe even start making green choices from childhood itself.