April is Earth month, making it the perfect opportunity to teach your kids some important lessons about protecting our planet as well as a great excuse to get outside and enjoy nature! Here are a few ideas of things you can do with your kids to celebrate Earth Month.
Celebrating Earth Month With Kids
- Arts & Crafts: Gather together some reusable materials in your house and set up a craft corner for the month where your kids can repurpose art and craft projects!
- Trash Pick Up: Sadly, you probably have a park, beach, or other public space near you that could use a little cleaning up. Grab some gloves and trash bags and spend the morning doing a trash pick up.
- Recycle Together: Have your kids sort out the recyclable trash with you, and talk about which items can be recycled and some of the new things they may become!
- Gardening: If you don’t have a garden, here are a few tips to help start a garden with kids. If you do have one, let your kids pick out some new plants to add to the mix and spend some time in your garden together. Bonus idea: start composting to help feed your garden so it can grow even stronger!
- Feed the Birds: Set up bird feeders in your yard. Kids will love watching for their new friends and you can even help them record the different kinds of birds who come to visit your new feeders.
And don’t forget Earth Day on April 22. Plan a fun family day with a hike or long walk and a picnic out in nature.
Jessica — Mom of Sophie & Jake