5 Eco-Friendly Family Activities
Celebrate Earth Day with the whole family with these fun activities!
With Earth Day just around the corner, it’s a great time for you and your kids to have some eco-friendly fun while also learning about the importance of the environment. While your little ones may be too young to really understand the impact being eco-friendly has on the world around us, there are still plenty of fun activities you can do together to reduce, reuse, recycle and also celebrate nature.
Plant a Tree
Pick up some tree seedlings from your local nursery and plant a tree with your child in honor of Earth Day. The tree will not only add natural beauty to your outdoor space, but will provide clean oxygen and a shady retreat that you and your family can enjoy for years to come.
Create Artwork from Recycled Goods
A day of arts-and-crafts usually involves spending money on a variety of supplies and canvases. But all your child really needs to create something beautiful can be found in the recycling bin or trash can. From old buttons and scraps to pop tops and disposable cups, the possibilities are endless. What better way to celebrate Earth Day than showing children how they can be resourceful while also saving scraps from being sent to the landfill?
Clean Up Litter from a Local Park
Volunteering to pick up trash helps keep your community clean while teaching your children about the importance of being eco-friendly. Get other kids in the neighborhood or from your child’s school involved. Throw on some rubber gloves and comfortable clothes and get ready for a fun-filled day at the local park, conserving the beauty of nature.
Start a Compost Pile
Perhaps one of the best ways to recognize Earth Day this year is by starting a compost pile with your kids. Composting creates a medium for plants that contains all the nutrients they need to grow and flourish. Best of all, composts are made from things you already have in your home, so they’re easy and free to make. Your children will love getting dirty and helping out with such a cool project. Most importantly, they’ll be learning a valuable lesson about sustainability and the environment.
Write Earth Day Poetry
A great way to encourage children to express themselves while learning how to help conserve the environment is through poetry. Ask your kids what they love most about nature. Whether it’s flowers, trees, fresh air, or an outdoor activity, have them write a poem about it. If your child is too young to write their thoughts down just yet, help them come up with a list of their favorite words about nature.
There are plenty of fun, kid-friendly ways to celebrate Earth Day with the whole family this year. If you and your children have a favorite eco-friendly activity, we’d love to hear about it!