Earth Day is April 22 and this annual day is a national holiday that so many people recognize and celebrate. You get to focus on Earth Day Activities for one special day as a means to inspire kids and adults alike to protect our Earth with lifestyle changes and other missions to make sure our Earth is here for future generations.
Earth Day Activities for Kids
Earth Day Activities
If you’re wondering what type of Earth Day activities you can enjoy with your kids this year, then continue reading to see some creative ideas we have done. Hopefully, they help you enjoy Earth Day with your family this year.
You can make something useful out of recyclable materials or simply create a masterpiece to hang in your house. Reusing the recyclables that you may otherwise toss away can help teach your kids the concept of reusing items for another purpose throughout their lifetime to protect Earth.
Gather up a few favorite Earth Day books to read together. This is an excellent way to encourage healthy reading habits all the while getting your kids to comprehend just how important our diet and lifestyle choices impact the Earth. If you don’t have any books on hand or don’t have the budget to purchase Earth Day books you can borrow some from your local library.
Plant a Tree for Earth Day
Trees improve the air quality by producing oxygen which we need to live.
So, consider researching local areas that are offering you a chance to plant a tree for Earth Day. If you can’t find any local events, then plant a tree in your own backyard. This is an excellent way to start the growth of the trees that help us breathe.
There are far too many trees being taken down or burning up in our world today, do your part on Earth Day by planting a tree with your kids somewhere special.
We incorporated children of the world games and puzzles into our day.
Clean Up Litter
Gather the gloves, the trash bags, and a poker stick to get the family outdoors to clean up litter in your local community. You’ve probably noticed that trash can accumulate along the highway and other roads in your local town. Try to get a group of friends and family members together on Earth Day to clean up your town.
Your child will love learning about healthy eating using Nutrition Lesson Plans and activities. These activities are also perfect for a Preschool food theme.
This is an amazing and super helpful nutrition unit for children of all ages.
Create craft and DIY projects that feature eco-friendly chalk, playdough, bird seed ornaments and other useful items that you’ll use all year round. You can mix essential oils and other natural ingredients together to make all-natural household cleaners too.
After you’ve made some eco-friendly things with your kids for household supplies and fun, take a pledge to commit to protecting the Earth with every decision you make from now on.
What can schools do for Earth Day?
All of these activities will work for a classroom.
- Conduct a Science Experiment
- Teach kids about Pollution
- Learn about healthy eating choices
- Plant a tree
- Create a group Earth Day Art Project
There are so many wonderful Earth Day activities here for home and school.
These are several great Earth Day activities you can enjoy with your kids this April. Earth Day is an excellent excuse to start implementing new lifestyle and diet changes that will help your entire family live a more eco-friendly lifestyle all year round.
If you can’t grow your own food. Try shopping locally, and visit your local farmer’s markets. It is one of our favorite things to do on the weekends. Don’t forget to bring an eco-friendly bag for your shopping.
Other things that you can do to Go Green:
Clean up the area. When you take walks, bring along a bag just in case you see trash. The children now know that if trash is on the ground, we pick it up (it doesn’t matter if it’s not ours).
Make homemade cleaning products. Check out this Natural Living Pinterest Board for ideas and recipes.