How to Celebrate Earth Day with Your Kids
8 Ways to Get Outside, Reduce Your Waste and Have Fun!
This year marks the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day (April 22nd).
It’s a time to support the environment and this year’s theme of “a billion acts of green.” You don’t have to be an eco-guru to care about nature. Start with a few simple “green” activities, including spending more time outdoors to jump start your spring. Get Outside
1. Help to get 100,000 kids outside – Join the Be Out There™ movement and sign the pledge to spend time outside with the kids in your life. Get started with the activities listed below and then find more at the Be Out There website. Reduce Your Waste
2. Cultivate your child’s green thumb – Garden with your children and encourage them to lead upkeep of the plants.
3. Play good old-fashioned games – Get nostalgic with these 8 outdoor games you’ll love.
4. Watch for feathered friends in your yard – Then share your sightings and stories online.
5. Talk to your kids about climate change – Help your children understand global warming and build a foundation of skills that will allow them to appreciate nature. You can calculate your carbon footprint together.
6. Conserve energy at home – Turn off lights when you’re not using them, air dry your clothes, and use small appliances over larger ones.
7. Compost your kitchen scraps – It reduces waste and makes “liquid gold” nourishment for your garden or potted plants.
8. Walk, ride your bike or carpool to school or work – Consider alternative transportation to get where you need to go.
Using the eight ideas above, you’ll be excited to celebrate Earth Day. Spend time with your family and friends, and build a love of the environment, together. Through daily outdoor time, your children will not only experience the simple joys found in nature, but it will encourage stewardship over the environment. Just in time for this annual holiday! Sign up to receive monthly outdoor family activities delivered to your inbox.