10 Ideas for Celebrating Earth Day with Kiddos

02 April 2013

It's hard to believe we will celebrating Earth Day in less than three weeks.  For one reason it is still in the 30s here in Pittsburgh!  It is suppose to warm up by the end of the week.  

Earth Day is a great day to help our little ones learn about the importance of taking care of our planet Earth.  I believe if we educate the children of today our Earth will be happy and healthier from it tomorrow. 

Celebrating Earth Day with our children can be both fun and educational!

Here are 10 Ideas for Celebrating Earth Day with kiddos!
  1. Plant seeds.
  2. Walk around your neighborhood and pick up trash.
  3. Make a grass head. How to make a grass head by 2 Big 2 Little.
  4. Read the Lorax and make a truffula tree. Tutorial by How to Survive a Teacher's Salary.
  5. Use items from your recycling bin and/or other household itens and "upcycle" them into something new. 130 Upcycling Ideas by
  6. Turn off all lights, power down all appliances (within reason), televisions, computers, etc.. for one hour.  Draw back the curtains and let the natural light come in.
  7. Make a bird feeder. How to make a bird feeder by Alphamom.
  8. Attend an Earth Day event in your community. Find an event here.
  9. Start composting.  Install a rain barrel.  Learn how to compost here.  Buy a rain barrel here.
  10. Host an Earth Day Party or play date.

How will you be celebrating Earth Day?

*Truffula tree picture courtesy of How to Survive a Teacher's Salary.
*Grass head picture courtesy of 2 Big 2 Little.
* Birdfeeder picture courtesy of Alphamom.
*Rain barrel picture courtesy of Rain Barrel Source
*Composting picture courtesy of
*Upcycling picture from the blog of
* Seedling picture from

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