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Keep New Zealand Beautiful for Kids
It is important that every Kiwi knows how to be a Tidy Kiwi. The things you love about being a kid in New Zealand – parks, beaches, safe places to learn and play – are precious. They need people like you to care for them. We’ve got Tidy Kiwi activities available including games, things to make and draw, even a play to act out with your class.
Free resouces for teachers
The need to educate and inspire the next generation is at the heart of the Keep New Zealand Beautiful mission. Environmental initiatives in schools are key to helping make this happen, by starting conversations, engaging kids and building a sense of community.
KNZB offers resources for teaching our tamariki responsibility for and pride in their environment, whether it’s a local reserve or waterway, or their own corner of the city.
- Be A Tidy Kiwi - Litter Unit Plan (years 1 to 4)
- Be A Tidy Kiwi - Graffiti Unit Plan (years 1 to 6)
- Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Story
- Tidy Kiwi Cares About His Community Story
- Colouring In Sheet - Clean Up Week
- Colouring In Sheet - Arbor Week
- Colouring In Sheet - Paint NZ Beautiful
- Young Reporters For The Environment - Classroom Guide
- Young Reporters For The Environment - Photography Handbook
- Young Reporters For The Environment - Film Handbook
- Young Reporters For The Environment - Writing Handbook
- In addition to the above we have developed 7 x Young Reporters Worksheets for in the classroom click here
Clean-up and beautification events
Every year, we run beautification and community pride inititiaves which schools up and down the country participate in. For example our Wall Worthy mural competition in March, Arbor Week in June and KNZB Clean-Up Week In September. These events provide a great focus for environmental education programmes and encourage a strong sense of community and pride among young people. They’re also a great platform to educate our children about the impact of litter and graffiti on our communities and offers an opportunity for classrooms to tackle litter and graffiti hotpots in your neighbourhood.
Graffiti can be a big problem in schools and other built environments. Resources are available to help tackle graffiti in your school’s area, including:
- Tag Free Kiwi - this is a comprehensive graffiti-free teaching guide developed for Years 7 to 10 by the Police Youth Education Service. Also for Years 0 to 8, a values-based programme called Do the Right Thing.
- How to STOP Graffiti Guide - this is a practical resource for schools, councils, businesses and residents as it contains best-practice advice and steps to prevent and manage graffiti vandalism in communities.
- Read more about tackling graffiti
- Visit our Graffiti Free Library
- Access free resources