With Earth Day right around the corner, there’s no better way to get into the spirit than by enjoying the day with your children. There are plenty of events and activities that can be done with your kid to celebrate this special day, while also teaching them how to make a difference in the world. Have some fun and help preserve our planet with these great Earth Day tradition ideas:
1. Plant Trees
Since the date of Earth Day falls just two days before Arbor Day, this is the perfect opportunity to kill two birds with one stone by planting trees with your child. Planting trees helps reduce greenhouse gases, cleans air pollution, helps the soil, and provides new habitats for various living organisms in your area!
2. Nature Crafts
Making nature crafts is another great way to involve your child in Earth Day activities. One of the best crafts for this day is the project of building a birdhouse. Once built, you can hang the birdhouse in your yard to attract the local bird population and keep them fed. Try to use as many materials from nature as possible for your crafts.
Stay educated about our planet, the environment, and various other Earth Day topics for an informative way to celebrate this holiday. Teach your kids about issues such as, pollution, endangered species, recycling, climate change, and any other topics that relate to the earth. Whether it’s through children’s books or fun Youtube videos, there are plenty of resources at your disposal for this activity.
Spend the day recycling and reusing tons of household items and trash to teach your children the importance of this practice. Better yet, make a game out of recycling by letting your child decide what needs to be placed in the aluminum, paper, or plastic bins. Also, show them various ways they can reuse certain things around the house to instill good habits.
Signing up for volunteer work is another Earth Day activity that is sure to become a tradition in your family. Not only will this type of work make your child feel good about the help they’re providing, but it’s also contributing to our planet. Volunteer to pick up trash around your community, or organize your own group of neighbors to get the job done.
6. Green Shopping
Sometimes, kids love to be a part of your daily tasks, so why not include them in your shopping routine. Bring them around the store and show them the various “green” products that are better for our environment. Encourage the buying of natural, organic, and cage-free food products, while also showing them the difference between traditional and “green” cleaning products.
Written by Christine Barlow, Inventor of 5 Phases Eco-Friendly Baby Bottle System
Mom Christine Barlow is the inventor of 5 Phases eco-friendly and non-toxic baby bottles, the safest and healthiest way to bottle feed your baby. Her inspiration in creating an alternative to traditional feeding bottles came after the birth of her 1lb 7oz micro-preemie baby. Having a compromised child, she became aware how environmental factors were affecting our children. With all the concerns of plastics and infants being the most vulnerable, she felt there was a need for more options for parents who wanted to use glass. She knew she had to act – and the 5 Phases Hybrid Glass Baby Bottles were born.
5 Phases is dedicated to helping families achieve a healthier and organic lifestyle. Starting with baby, they develop products keeping both the environment and health of your family in mind. And when it comes to your baby nothing else will do – Christine knows, she’s a mom too!
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