Earth Day is the perfect opportunity for us to give kids simple, meaningful experiences that can impact how they interact with the environment now and in the future. Here are a few ideas for earth-focused family time this Earth Day:
Connect with Nature and Each Other
Simple family time hiking or working in the dirt allows kids to interact and connect directly with the world around them. These experiences provide the perfect setting for helping kids learn more about the earth and how we can do our part to protect it.
Hands-on time in nature can also provide opportunities for connection with others. Garden produce can be shared with neighbors and friends. Kids can offer to help elderly neighbors or grandparents with gardening or yard work.
If your kids love crafting, Earth Day is the perfect time for an upcycled art project! Younger kids may enjoy giving trash a new life by making a fun craft like these adorable mini Play Doh pots: https://www.projectswithkids.com/mini-plant-pots/ And to spread the love even more, share the end product with a neighbor, friend, or as a random act of kindness!
Learn and Play Together
Have an active kid? A quick and easy Earth Day scavenger hunt can keep them moving while starting a conversation about some simple, yet important ways they can help the earth.
Our everyday activities and routines can also be meaningful learning opportunities. We love Kid World Citizen’s idea of “food mapping” and using a grocery run to help kids learn how far their produce travels to get from farm to table. Check the idea out here: https://kidworldcitizen.org/where-in-the-world-is-your-food-from/
Turn Passion into Action
Have a kid who is already passionate about the planet and wants to do more? We can help! Kids Boost projects provide a hands-on opportunity for kids to spread awareness about a cause that is important to them while also supporting a non-profit that is making a difference for that very cause! Learn more here: https://kidsboost.org/programs/kid-boosters/apply-to-be-a-kid-booster/