Earth Day is important to recognize annually with your family. It’s a great opportunity to teach kids young and old about be responsible with our planet. Here are a few things you can do this year to celebrate.
Eat Trash Free
Go on a picnic to enjoy the fresh air and use the opportunity to talk about the beauty around you. Pack a trash-free lunch using reusable containers to keep things eco-friendly.
Spring is the perfect time to plant something. You could pot a plant or tree in your yard or plant a seedling in an eco-friendly container such as a toilet paper roll. While doing this, explain the importance of having plants in our lives.
Do an Experiment
Do an easy experiment that shows the effect of pollution. Go to a local park and gather some small pieces of litter. Put them in a disposable water bottle and fill with water. Let the bottle sit in a visible area for a few days and show your kids what happens when pollution sits around on the earth.
Create and Craft
Do a craft with the kids using scraps of recyclable paper from magazines, food labels and more as the background. Then have your child paint their hands and press them on the background in the shape of a heart. Last, have them draw an earth in the heart. Now you have beautiful, eco-friendly art!
Make a Reminder
Take markers and construction paper to make reminders for different areas around the house. You can make labels that remind family members to not waste water, turn off the lights or recycle.
Get in Touch with Nature
Make a cute bird feeder to show kids appreciation for nature. All you need are a few ingredients. Get the tutorial here.
Happy Earth Day!