Sunday, April 22, 2012

Earth Day Activities and Ideas for the Kids

Happy Earth Day!

It doesn't take a lot to teach your children to embrace Earth Day and celebrate it. With these strange weather patterns, obvious air pollution, and most of our everyday activities wreaking havoc on the only planet we can call home, we better teach our children how to take better care of our Earth!

Here's some quick and easy things you can do this afternoon with your kids to celebrate Earth Day and teach them a little something about giving back to the only planet we have:

  • Take your children out in the yard/neighborhood and pick up trash and rake old leaves into bags - a little neighborhood clean-up.
  • Plant something in the yard - you know that plants are great for the air that we breath (and our air is a big part of our Earth). You can plant some pretty spring flowers or go all out and plant a tree.
  • Gather up all of those cans and bottles that have been collecting around the house and take the children to the recycle center to return them.
Or, you can check out some teacher resources for Earth Day activities here:

Whichever way you decide to share Earth Day with your children, just be sure to remind them that we are in charge of taking care of the Earth - and it's the only one we're going to get!

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