Earth Day is a pretty exciting day and sharing a bit about the history of Earth Day with your children is really a great learning opportunity. Earth Day marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement. It is all about putting a little focus on helping to conserve our environment. A great way to share this love of nature with your kids is to plan some Earth Day activities kids will love. Here are 5 easy earth day activities kids can get involved with to have a positive impact on the environment while having fun. This post is sponsored by Stonyfield® .
5 Earth Day Activities Kids Will Love
1. Plant A Garden
Don’t worry it doesn’t have to take up a lot of room or be a lot of work. If you don’t have a yard, just plant a container garden. Even one pot with one tomato plant or herb is a great way to let kids see that we can grow our own foods and get a feel for organic gardening. Stonyfield® Organic Kids® plant-based cups make great seed starters!
2. Plant A Tree
Planting trees is an important way to increase oxygen and help to prevent global warming by reducing levels of carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas. It is also a great activity to get kids involved in a fun hands on way. If you have room in your yard, consider planting a fruit or nut bearing tree. That will be an extra fun element for kids as they get to harvest the fruits of their labor in the future. If you don’t have room for a tree in your own yard, there are lots of local organizations that plant trees for Earth Day and they usually need lots of volunteers to help. Just use a search engine to find local volunteer opportunities.
3. Earth Day Craft
You can challenge older kids to create a craft using items that they would otherwise throw away or recycle. It will be fun to see how their crafty little minds thinks of unusual ways to upcycle. If you have younger children, you might provide them with an Earth Day craft ready to go such as homemade finger paints and a stack of papers that have already been used on one side that you no longer need. I reused our Stonyfield® Organic Kids® cups as containers to hold the finger paints.
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4. Conserve Water And Energy
Talk to your kids about how their everyday choices add up. Teach them how they can help conserve water by turning off the faucet while they brush their teeth. Teach them how they can help conserve energy by turning off lights that they are not using. Give them some fun Earth Day stickers every time they notice a light that needs turning off!
5. Enjoy Nature
Enjoying nature and being outdoors is one of my favorite Earth Day Activities kids will love. The more often kids get outside and enjoy nature, the more likely it is that they will want to help conserve our environment. Take a hike, enjoy a picnic, play in a stream, play Earth Day nature bingo, go for an outdoor scavenger hunt, or try geocaching. There are so many fun ways to spend time in nature and while you are out make sure to pick up any trash you see and dispose of it properly.
These five, fun Earth Day activities kids will enjoy are just a few of the ways that you can get your kids thinking about their impact on the environment. You can also talk to them about the importance of eating organic food and about how eating less meat is good for the environment.
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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Stonyfield. All opinions expressed are my own.