We’ve been celebrating Earth Day on April 22 since 1970. What started out as a small grass-roots effort for environmental protection has turned into a day celebrated by 193 countries! Here are some fun ways to celebrate with your children, while showing them how important being earth-friendly is.
Activities and crafts
- Make your own seed paper.
- PBS Kids offers some cute Earth Day crafts, like natural ice boats, egg carton turtles, and a butterfly feeder.
- Play an Earth Day game as a family.
- Do an activity or two with your child. This list of 50 ideas can get those creative juices flowing.
- Even eBay has some great upcycling projects.
- Watch this tour of a recycling center with LaVar Burton from “Reading Rainbow.” I’m sure many of our kids have wondered what happens to the stuff in the recycling bin after the truck takes it away.
- Did you know that water conservation is incredibly important?
- Read a book.
- Take a walk and discuss how you can help the earth stay healthy.
- Turn off lights and electronics whenever they aren’t in use.
- Recycle at home. When you’re out and about, look for recycle bins; remember, you can always bring your things home to recycle.