Green Games and Kids: Blog Action Day

Bloggers Unite - Blog Action Day

Today is blog action day for environment. I could not have missed making this post today.

When I made post about Go Green-Activities, I tagged people for playing Flex Your Power challenge. Most people except Ish and Nishu found it boring. So I thought I would find more interesting games.

One most important comment in my last post about environment was that most people are aware about energy conservation, yet do not have motivation to do it. My first solution to motivate others is to catch them young.

When I was kid, my Dad told me I should not waste water because people in Rajasthan do not have water easily. They travel miles to get potable water in Thar desert. His teaching about water conservation has stayed with me ever since. I still hunt through the house to fix leaking taps lest a drop of water be wasted. Saving water is part of my everyday life, I do not go out of way to do it. We need to make kids aware, so that energy conservation and recycling is ingrained part of their everyday life.

In these gamer generation, kids can be informed about such serious subjects as energy conservation in an interesting way such as games, simulation or some creative web site. These should be discussed through activities in class. I tried one of the games on my very young cousin, she was hooked. This game called Myabodo (meaning my house) was meant to create awareness amongst UK children.

In Myabodo game, you can create your own house by making a series of choices. It is a basic principle of teaching to show the consequences of your choices and mistakes so that you learn from them. In Myabodo, you can see the consequence of each choice you make in your house. Every time you make a choice, you can see how much energy you used, how much water you used, and how much waste you generated. When you house is created, you can check how green was it. I made my house, only I do not know how to embed my code in wordpress template. 😦

There are more such games. Electrocity is a game where you are the Mayor of the city and you have to make decisions for the welfare of the city. These games and education about global warming should be part of school curriculum.

Learn more about green games at:
Blog Action Day Feature: Electrocity
Play Golf for Environment
Green Games and Puzzles for Kids
Also read on recycling:
50 painless ways you can help environment today
Recycle cans to make beautiful trays: A fun tutorial
Make fun paperbags out of newspaper

9 Responses to “Green Games and Kids: Blog Action Day”

  1. 1 lallopallo October 15, 2007 at 11:37 pm

    Nice to see your enthusiasm for environmental issues! Nice links for articles.

    Poonam: Thanks, Dev, for the encouragement..Meanwhile, did ya play any of the game? I have more games, more engrossing ones as well. I will email you in case you are interested. πŸ™‚

  2. 2 sulz October 17, 2007 at 12:50 am

    there are leaking taps all over my house and for some reason my parents are not bothered to fix it. i just make sure i close the tap extra tight to minimise leaking on one tap, while for the others we have placed buckets under it so we can use the water. we hardly even need to turn the tap on now because we have all the water we need through leaking. *wryly*

    Poonam: He he ..Motto is not to waste water. Well as long as you make use of leaking water, it is fine. πŸ™‚ Motto is not to waste water.

  3. 3 ish October 17, 2007 at 12:51 pm

    Ah well, most probably the reason you can’t put that code into WordPress is that it contains Javascript and sorry to say there’s no getting around it. WordPress doesn’t allow Javascript for security purposes.

    : Oh, ok…I put that code so many times in my post. But it just wont take it. 😦 Ur exams finished?

  4. 4 ish October 18, 2007 at 3:31 am

    Yes, they’re finished.

  5. 5 Reenita Malhotra April 30, 2008 at 9:02 pm

    On the subject of Go-Green activities, you might want to check out This is a really fun environmental animation for kids. The ‘Go Gorilla’ section of the website has some great green activities for kids.

    Poonam: Thanks Reenita for sharing the link with me! I will surely check this out.

  6. 6 Lelah Zayas March 23, 2009 at 5:50 am

    I really liked Myabodo. Very informative and very eco friendly.
    It is good there are people like you that are trying to show kids how to conserve energy, the way this nation is going.

    Thanks Lelah for coming by and appreciating it πŸ™‚

  7. 7 Maegan Gragson June 19, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    Great post! Some of this tips I use intuitively.

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