Earth Day is a great time to combine education and the fun outdoors into one awesome celebration with your kids. Here are 5 fun ways to celebrate Earth Day with your kids that they will love and you will too. Let’s go!
5 Fun Ways to Celebrate Earth Day with Your Kids
In addition to taking part in activities that celebrate and improve our planet, your family can also have a blast learning about the Earth. These fun ways to celebrate Earth Day with your kids will instill a love of the environment in them that will last a lifetime.
Go on a Scavenger Hunt for trash and debris
Make a game of cleaning up your neighborhood by turning it into a scavenger hunt. But instead of having specific items to hunt, ask your kids to seek trash and debris from around your community. Grab your kids and go on a walk around your block with trash bags in hand. Tell them to pick up any trash they see (while wearing gloves, of course) and place it in their bag.
Plant a Tree to Celebrate Earth Day
Planting a tree is a beautiful way to improve the environment and your home’s curb appeal. Task your children with helping you dig the hole for the tree, then take on the heavy lifting yourself. After the tree is placed in the hole, your kids can help fill the dirt back in. They’ll love getting a little dirty while also learning about the life cycle of a tree. The best part about this activity is your family can watch the tree grow from a sapling to a full-grown tree.
My son is old enough to plant a tree by himself. He insisted I not help him! But we celebrated!
Make a Bird House or a Bird Feeder to celebrate Earth Day with your kids
Using recycled or natural materials, create a new home for your feathered friends. You can easily build a cute birdhouse out of a milk carton or soda bottle. Just create an opening for the birds to enter and decorate using paint and craft items.
Make a bird feeder by spreading peanut butter over a pinecone and rolling it in bird seed, or you can make this simple birdseed feeder using a heart-shaped cookie cutter that I made a couple of years ago.
Go Camping with your kids
Take your family back to nature with a fun camping adventure. Spend the day enjoying the natural surroundings. Then enjoy a meal cooked over the campfire, tell some spooky stories, and sleep under the stars.
Start a Garden around Earth Day
Planting a family garden is a great way to celebrate Earth Day with your kids. Whether you till up a section of your yard or just plant a few vegetables in containers, a garden can be an ongoing learning experience for your family. In addition to teaching your children the importance of plants to the environment, a garden can also help your kids learn about the life cycle of plants and how rewarding it is to grow their food.
These 5 fun ways to celebrate Earth Day with your kids will make great family traditions. And while you’re at, take some time to learn more about the importance of keeping our earth clean and free of plastic and (affiliate link) waste-free lunchware that saves our planet and pocketbook.
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