Celebrating Earth Day with your kids can be fun and educational! I like doing activities with my boys that help teach them that we are all responsible for our planet and there is always something we can all do to help. Small things add up quickly! The idea for Earth Day was born in the 1960s in an effort to promote environmental protection and peace. Today it is celebrated by 192 countries. Since Earth Day is recognized internationally, what better way to help kids feel like they are interacting with the global community? If you’re not sure where to begin, here are some great ideas to help get you started…
Kid-Friendly Ways To Celebrate Earth Day:
- Make craft items such as a leaf collage with markers, paints, and anything that can be found in your back yard, from leaves and twigs to dried flowers and moss.
- Visit your local state park or land conservation area.
- Pick up trash/recyclables in your neighborhood or at your local park or beach.
- Plant a tree.
- Find ways to recycle or upcycle items around your home to make new bins for toys or containers for markers and pencils.
- Make a simple bird feeder by rolling a pine cone in peanut butter, then bird seed.
- Take them to a local farm or farmers market to meet the people who grow their food.
- Have kids sign a simple pledge to help conserve water by practicing good habits, like turning the water off while they brush their teeth.
- Give your kids a small plant to take care of and be responsible for, like one of these super cute ones from Costa Farms. They even come with stickers so your little ones can customize their pots!
If your kids are anything like mine, they will love gardening and taking responsibility for taking care of their own little plant to celebrate Earth Day. Teaching them how gardening ties into conservation and self sufficiency can help them begin to understand what will be needed for a sustainable future on this beautiful blue marble we call home.
How do you celebrate Earth Day?