Reduce, reuse, recycle!
We hear this chant all the time, but especially around Earth Day every year. Although an important part of it, there’s more to Earth Day than just the three R’s. This can be a great time to get outside and learn more about nature and the world around us. Here are some ways you can celebrate Earth Day with your kids this year!
Plant a Seed
If you don’t have a big yard, or even have a yard at all, you can still plant a seed! Seeds only need three things to grow: light, food, and water. Whether it’s beans or flowers, plant a few seeds in a small pot or plastic cup. You’ll be amazed how quickly they grow!
Feed the Birds
Whether you already have a bird feeder or not, Earth Day is a great time to DIY some with your kids! You can reuse an old plastic water bottle, or you can even make a birdfeeder that is completely biodegradable! You can coat a pinecone in peanut butter, roll it in seeds, and hang it from a tree branch with string. The birds will love it!
Go on a Walk
One of the best ways to celebrate the great outdoors, is being out in them! Even if it’s just a walk around your neighborhood try to see how many different plants and animals you can find!
Visit the National Parks… From Home!
Over 100 years ago, the National Parks were first established to preserve and protect our country’s greatest wonders. Luckily, with the help of modern technology, you can visit the National Parks from the comfort of your own home!
Make a Reusable Tote Bag
If you’re looking for a fun way to reduce, reuse, and recycle, look no further! If you have an old t-shirt lying around that you don’t wear anymore, you may be thinking of either throwing it out or donating it. Donating is a great option, but if you throw it out, it’s just going to end up in a landfill somewhere. Luckily, there is a third option! Breathe new life into that old shirt by turning it into a reusable tote bag! Bonus points if the shirt has a fun pattern or graphic on it.
Whether you go for a walk or DIY a tote bag, there’s more to Earth Day than just celebrating the Earth. It’s also a day to spend with your family, learning and growing together!