Earth Day is not only a great way to celebrate the arrival of spring, but a great way to celebrate everything that our planet gives to us. Celebrating Earth Day with children is important, as it shows them that our planet is valued, special, and worth celebrating and being thankful for. If you want to celebrate this Earth Day with your children but just aren’t sure how to bring them on board, take a look at some helpful suggestions below. These 7 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day with Kids will make it a memorable day for all to enjoy.
7 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day with Kids
1. Attend local Earth Day ceremonies.
Check with local city offices to see if there are any Earth Day ceremonies or celebrations taking place. Chances are there will be. Enjoy parties, tree plantings, and the other Earth Day festivities that your town or city may offer for free.
2. Enjoy The Lorax, by Dr. Seuss.
Check out the book The Lorax by Dr. Seuss, or treat yourselves to the movie. This is a story about what would happen if we lived in a world without trees and how we can be stewards of the planet. Told in a fun way that only Dr. Seuss can, The Lorax is the perfect Earth Day story and flick!
3. Plant a tree.
Trees keep our air clean, cool, and beautiful! Grab a seedling and plant it together with your kids. They will enjoy planting the seedling and caring for it, as well as seeing the tree grow into something amazing.
4. Pass out seeds to family and friends.
Head to the dollar store where you can snag seed packets for as low as .25¢ each. Pass these colorful seed packets out to family and friends and encourage them to plant them. The seeds will brighten up their day and kids will know that by gifting them they are brightening up the planet!
5. Clean up a local park.
Grab your trash bags and gloves and volunteer to clean up a local park. Discard trash, recycle what findings you can, and trim up trees and shrubs. The park will get looking great in no time and thanks to you it will be a clean space all can enjoy.
6. Visit the local recycling center.
Gather your own recyclable materials and make a trip to the local recycling center. Take a look at all of the materials you can recycle and see how old materials can be made into something new. Encourage your own children to get excited about recycling by giving them their own recycling bin.
7. Upcycle something!
Take a peek at your recycling bin and see what you can upcycle. Turn an old cereal box into a mail box, an old jar into a pencil holder, or scrap paper into paper flowers. Find new ways to use old things and bring your trash to life. These Upcycled Wind Chimes are a fun way to reuse soup cans!
Celebrating Earth Day with kids can be fun and easy. Give these 7 simple suggestions for celebrating Earth Day with children a try!