If you have little sprouts, you might be teaching them about not littering, recycling and other Earth-friendly lessons in your day to day life.
As parents, we want our children to grow up to be respectful of Mother Earth and Earth Day is a great day to do something amazing to celebrate our wonderful planet.
You might be wondering what you can do with your children to celebrate Earth Day, while reinforcing these daily lessons. Here are some ways you can celebrate with your little sprouts. Read on:
Plant a tree
One of the best things you can do with children of all ages is to plant a tree on Earth Day. Smaller children won’t be much help digging, but they love to play in the dirt. You can also take a family trip to the nursery to pick out a tree. Bonus: Take a picture of your children in front of the tree each Earth Day to see how they (and your sapling) are growing.
Read a book
Visit your local library for a selection of books on Earth Day or other related topics and have an afternoon of cuddling and learning about things like recycling, pollution and animals. If you want help with titles, your librarian is a great resource. Older kids can pick their own Earth-friendly books.
Trash to treasure
Get creative with your children! Dig through your recyclables and saved materials and do some creative crafting. You can direct your children with a project (make a spaceship) or let their creativity run wild. You’ll be amazed with what they come up with! Don’t be afraid to make a creation of your own.
Take a nature hike
One of the best ways to appreciate nature and the Earth is to spend time outdoors. Take a nature hike with your family and enjoy the beauty and peace. You can also do a nature scavenger hunt but having your children look for things like acorns, flowers and rocks.
Pick up trash
When you are out and about on Earth Day (or any day, really) encourage everyone in your family to pick up three pieces of trash. Carry around a bag for this purpose, in case there isn’t a trash can around. Once you start looking for trash, you’ll notice it’s really everywhere so be a part of the solution.
We love all mothers, but especially our Mother Earth. Have a wonderful Earth Day!