8 Easy Earth Day Activities for Kids of All Ages

by , 04/16/14
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5. Take Earth Day to school.

We sincerely hope that Earth Day is being celebrated at your child’s preschool or daycare. But in the event that the staff there didn’t get the Earth Day 2013 memo, offer to help with a special program such as planting seedlings, starting a school garden or recycling program, or doing a nature scavenger hunt around the playground. Whether you help out on April 22nd or another day doesn’t really matter; hopefully, you or other like-minded parents can help other families see the value in going green!

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6. Get outside.

Getting kids outside in nature is one of the best ways to celebrate Earth Day. Eat a meal al fresco, walk to the park, play catch, just get the whole family out there. Enough said!

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7. Check out all the cool Earth Day gatherings in your areas.

Check your local family geared sites for Earth Day events and celebrations in your area. It truly doesn’t matter how big the event you attend will be: you’ll be planting the seed of stewardship of our planet in your kids regardless. If you live near the ocean, check out our feature: 8 Ways Your Kids Can Help Save the Oceans.

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8. Make Earth Day every day.

We know, we know: everyone always says this. It’s easier said than done, but making small changes is a way to ease families into making more substantial ones. And don’t knock the little achievements: remembering to recycle, taking that one second to turn off the light, doing carbon offsets for travel, purchasing products from eco-friendly companies all make a big difference in the long run!

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