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?