Go Green: 7 Innovative Ideas to Teach Your Child About Earth Day

Earth Day has become an important and necessary celebration. It celebrates the birth of the environmental movement, thanks in part to a good guy named Gaylord Nelson, a Senator of Wisconsin. Below are 7 activities you can do to celebrate Earth Day with your kids.Works to do on Earth Day

  1. Tree Plantation. Go to one of your local nurseries and grab yourself a few plants, a small tree or some flowers and plant them in your yard. This is the perfect time to talk to your kids about how trees just like these help reduce greenhouse gasses as well as give humans cleaner air to breath.

  2. Handmade Crafts. A cool and easy craft and a way to teach your kids about reusing and recycling is to take a few old magazines you have that you are going to throw away and find pages that have green, blue, black and brown on them. You then cut those pages out and make a collage on a circle cutout from a cardboard box and glue the pages to the cutout to make a flat globe of the world.

  3. Inspire for Recycling Things. If you want a bi-teaching experience, teach your kids about how certain things in the home can be re-used to make new things like a tin can as a potter.

  4. Make a Wind Chime. Use old tin cans, plastic milk bottles and lids to make a beautiful wind chime. Paint the pieces before you put it together. It will look beautiful when its blowing in the wind.

  5. Do Something for Someone Else. If you have a town hall or city hall that is local, you can ask the mayor if you can help clean up the lawn by raking up leaves or planting flowers.

  6. Use Egg Carton. Egg carton monsters/animals can be created by egg cartons, add a little paint, some googly eyes and teeth made from construction paper that has been used.

  7. Walk. Nature walks are an easy and fun way to teach your kids about the planet, how trees work for our environment, why you should respect the environment, etc. Find a trail near or around your house and explain all the different things you can find in nature to your children.

Dorothy Hastings is the Director of First School, which are three preschool and child care centers located throughout Southern California. First School provides a hands-on approach to preschool education and child care programs that emphasizes all around child development. In addition to their intuitive academic approach, First School also focuses on developing a child’s social skills and self-confidence, which is made possible in their intimate learning atmosphere.
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