Ever since I can remember my family has been a rather “green” family, my grandmother would recycle and reuse EVERYTHING! That empty tub of butter “Wait! Mija, Don’t throw it! I can use it for my plants!” Funny thing is though for her it wasn’t about being green it was a way of life to use what you had and make the most of it. 🙂 Needless to say she is very near and dear to my heart and has taught me well over the years. As a child I remember going to the mountains to pick pinons, roaming the hills for arrowheads, and helping tend to the garden and pecan trees. I have a love for this earth, and it started in my childhood. I wish to instill these same values and beliefs in my children.
Here are a few ideas I hope you can use to help you and your family celebrate Earth Day!
What’s a celebration without a sweet treat? These are both super cute, easy, and fun!
Click here to see Tidy Mom’s recipe and break down on how to create these adorable cookies!
Click here to get Tammilee’s Tips on how to create these simple but stunning cookies!
Watch a movie or read a book about the earth!
Here are a few great movie options:
Or head over to your local library and check out a few of these great books!
It’s Earth Day! by Mercer Mayer
The Lorax by Dr. Seuss
What If Everybody Did That by Colleen Madden
Biscuit’s Earth Day Celebration by Alyssa Capucilli
Michael Recycle by Ellie Bethel
The Earth Book by Todd Parr
After learning all about the Earth show what you know with this great printable!
Charlotte’s Clips on Teacher’s pay Teachers has this great printable click here to get it!
Or try this kids friendly art project.
Mrs. Jones’s Kindergarten has this great idea for making a promise to the Earth on Earth Day.
Last since Earth Day falls on a Tuesday night this year there may not be time with the regular hustle of the week to get outdoors maybe take a walk after dinner and talk about where you live, what’s great about it, what animals and plants are found in your climate. Or plan a trip to your nearest national park and explore the outdoors!
How We Learn has some amazing ideas for an interactive walk or day outside for your family! Click here to read them ALL!
Wishing you and your family a great Earth Day and many more beautiful Earth Days to come! 🙂