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7 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day with Kids


Earth Day is quickly approaching, so there has never been a better time to gather the kids and show them how to care for our beautiful planet Earth! If you are unsure about what the best way to celebrate Earth Day with kids is, take a look below. You will find 7 ways to celebrate Earth Day with kids so you can make the most of this holiday and all it represents to the max. Here is what you need to know:


1. Plant a sapling.

Show children how important trees are to our environment. You can share how they clean the air and help keep the Earth cool. Help trees stay in population by planting a sapling with your children so they can be active participants in keeping the planet green.

2. Go on trash detail.

Litter can be hurtful to our planet. It makes it look dirty, can pollute the air and water, and can hurt the animals that come in contact with it. Take your children on a trash detail so they can help clean up the litter and make the environment a cleaner, more attractive place.


3. Visit a recycling center.

Gather your cans, glass, and paper and take it to a recycling center so children can see how the items are weighed and placed on a belt where they will be smashed and turned into something new. They might enjoy watching the process and seeing how important recycling is.

4. Plant a family garden.

Now is the perfect time to plant a family garden, so you can learn all about growing your own food and how important food farming is. This is also the perfect time to talk about why we should grow food without chemicals! Even if you don’t have room for a garden, try a few vegetable plants in pots.


5. Watch The Lorax.

Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax is the perfect movie for kids! It shows WHY it is so important that we care for our planet, plant trees, and look out for our resources. You can find this movie on Amazon and enjoy it with your entire family in celebration of Earth Day.

6. Ride your bikes for the day.

Save gas and save the atmosphere by riding your bikes for the day. Help kids understand how important it is to use less fuel and walk or ride a bike whenever possible. A family bike ride is the perfect way to celebrate Earth Day while getting some exercise.


7. Enjoy local parks and nature centers.

Now is the perfect time to take advantage of activities at your local parks and nature centers. Chances are they will be putting on events for the holiday, but if not you can still head to these places and take in the beautiful scenery and activities such as swimming, boating, hiking, and fishing.

Don’t let this Earth Day pass you by without taking the time to share it with the children around you. As future stewards of this planet, it is important to show them what a celebration Earth Day truly can be. Use these 7 ways to celebrate Earth Day with kids to start your own celebration!

Let's discuss: How are you planning on celebrating with your kids for Earth Day? 

Annmarie John
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  1. Putting The Lorax on our movie list for this weekend! I think our city is doing a trash cleanup near the river for Earth Day, I'll have to go look to see how I can get my kids involved. Thanks for the tips!

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    1. You're very welcome and it's not too late to start helping to clean up our planet.

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  2. Great post. Thanks for sharing. (just kidding - haha!)
    We always plant trees. Cassidy gets them from his dad for his birthday in April. Last year Scarlet got an apple tree for her birthday. I'm thinking we'll do more fruit trees this year!
    And The Lorax makes me cry.

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    1. hahaha Tamara, you totally crack me up. I love that idea about giving them a tree each year for their birthday. Unfortunately for me though, I don't have all that acre of land that you do so it won't really work for me, but flowers sure do help.

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  3. We are in the process of cleaning out our garden beds right now! Earth day is a big deal around here - it is also my birthday, and we try to put out our peas right around then.

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    1. Oh what a great idea and I'm glad that you also celebrate and get the kids involved.

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  4. Great ideas! I definitely plan on doing some of these :) Riding my bike and dabbling in my garden!

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  5. I love this post oh so much! I just did a recycle craft on my blog today. I think it is so important to celebrate Earth Day with the kiddos!

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    1. Yes it really is and recycling is such a great idea. I've also recycled a few things with my own daughter.

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  6. Love this! It's so important to teach kids sustainability and these ideas are fun enough they'd enjoy it!

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    1. Yes they sure are and they'll come to appreciate our planet so much more.

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  7. I love the idea of riding a bike for a day and watching the Lorax. Those are things I'd love to do just any day, hehe, but I can totally see them as being fun for an occasion like this.

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  8. We love the Lorax and the message is amazing. I think we will watch that and head outdoors

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    1. That's a very good idea and make sure to share with the kids why preserving our planet is important.

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  9. Getting kids involved in celebrating Earth Day is such a good idea. It's sad that most people don't even recognize this day. I love the idea of planting a sapling.

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    1. I'm also sad that more people don't as well. I hope more will join in this year.

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  10. What lovely ideas for Earth Day :) Riding bikes and planting in the garden would be my two favourite activities.

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    1. I'm glad that I shared two that you can relate to.

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  11. I've always loved the idea of planting a tree on Earth Day. It's giving something back, when we take so much from it every single day.

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    1. That is so true and we need to start giving back more than we take.

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  12. Loving this Earth day celebration. I reckon we should have it a few times a year. Spring is the time for planting however, so i'm off.

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    1. I think we should have Earth Day every single day!

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  13. I am so glad that we have Earth Day and I can't wait to go and explore Mother Nature and her abundance of natural glory. Time to visit a park I think!

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    1. Visiting a park is a great way to reconnect with Mother Earth. Enjoy the beautiful weather and smell some flowers. :)

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  14. Great ideas! My kids love the Lorax movie and I love the messaging the movie shares.

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    1. Thank you and it does share a great message doesn't it?

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  15. We bought some flowers yesterday and have been working on the garden for a few weeks. My son loves the Lorax and the message. These are all great ideas!

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    1. Thank you Paula. I still yet have to work on my own garden but it will get done soon.

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  16. Great tips to celebrate earth day. I plan on taking my kids to the park here in my city because they always do things on Earth Day! I wish more people celebrated this for the kids!

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    1. That is such a great idea and I will be traveling on Earth Day but we will still be celebrating.

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  17. Loved this article! Wonderful ideas for celebrating earth day with kids. I am totally impressed with these ideas. I took my kids to an earth day special event at local event venues in Chicago. They enjoyed a lot there and learnt many things to protect the earth.

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    1. That is awesome, I'm sure they did enjoy themselves.

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  18. Pretty awesome! I really enjoy this day, as a nature lover I used to take positive steps to celebrate "Earth Day" and also trying to bring the awareness among people about recycling, how to keep our environment safe and pollution. Basically through this activity we are able to bring a pollution free environment also make our kids learning about this activity, so that they are able to promote this concept after years. Thanks for bring some awareness about Earth Day and I hope people are following this trend to live healthy.

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    1. I think that we should celebrate Earth Day everyday. After all this is our world and the only one we have.

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