Earth day is coming soon and you might want to plan a prty. If you child loves to have a celebration and a bit of a party this is a brilliant reason. Here’s some info.
Earth Day began in 1970 in the USA and is celebrated on 22nd April each year. It is a day to think about our planet and what we can do to keep it healthy; to think about saving water and energy, reducing pollution, recycling, protecting our animals, trees and plants, and generally getting kids interested in protecting their environment.
Here are ten ideas for celebrating Earth Day with your children:
- Sow some tomatoes/strawberries or whatever your kids will like to eat in your garden or window box.
- Put some water and seed out for the birds
- Feed the ducks
- Go for a bike ride or a long walk (leave the car behind)
- Hold a nature hunt (send the kids out into the garden or park in teams to find various items on a list you provide)
- Gather family and friends together on a beach or at the park and combine a picnic with a litter pick
- Get your kids to recycle everything they use on that day; milk cartons, paper etc. into the right boxes in yourhome. Let recycling become part of their everyday life.
- Have a toy clear out and donate them to your local homeless shelter or charity shop. Do make sure your child selects the toys to go.
- Have a party and make it all about the Earth
My friend Sarah and I hosted an Earth day party on our local park last year and invited about 10 families. They thought we were mad but came along anyway and it was really lovely. We did bark rubbings, a walk around the park and we had tree shaped biscuits. We all swapped a book and we planted runner bean seeds in little pots to take home. We had the best of times, spent very little and we were teaching our kids something important. I would love love love to hear about your Earth day celebrations and I will post bck here about this years party on the 23rd. Time to get party planning…..and there really is no need for a party bag!
Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realise we cannot eat money. ~Cree Indian Proverb
We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children. ~Native American Proverb