I have a vivid memory of Earth Day. When I was in third grade because they sent us home with a sapling and I was so excited to plant it and do my part. I lived in an apartment so I don’t know what happened to the tree. But, if history is my guide, I probably tried to plant it and it died. I do not have a green thumb. I try so hard, but I am where plants come to die. But kids love to celebrate holidays and there are many ways to celebrate with our littles.
We planted some jasmine, mosquito grass, and some other flowers yesterday. You could plant butterfly grass, or even the top of a pineapple and have your own pineapples!
Make some bird friends in a few simple steps. Make a bird feeder from a pinecone and peanut butter.
Pick up Trash
If your kids are old enough, find a park and pick up the trash.
Being in Florida we are surrounded by beautiful beaches. Teach your kids the importance of taking care of our oceans and join a local beach clean up.
Start a compost! Use the soil to plant something on Mother’s Day!
For our crafty moms, try making a nature shadow box with your kiddos!
DIY Sidewalk Chalk
Our crunchy moms will love this one. Make eco-friendly sidewalk paint-then paint a beautiful picture of the Earth
Maybe going outside doesn’t work for your family there are things you can do inside also.
Teach them to turn off the water when brushing their teeth.
Easy Food Option
Make a dirt cake/dirt cups. Check out our Easter Desserts post for the recipe.
Paint the Earth!
Simply and easy. Blue and green paint. A paper plate and a piece of paper. Your children even get to spin the earth to create their own unique masterpiece.
It is important to teach our kids young that it is our job to take care of the Earth. We all must do our part but we can make it a fun family tradition.
How do you celebrate Earth Day with your kids?