Earth Day is April 22 and was created in 1970 when many realized that the environment was in danger and changes needed to be made. Each year, it’s a great time to remind ourselves about the importance of small or large steps to save our planet, such as recycling, reducing gas usage, more public awareness for public health, and more.
It’s also a great time to teach our kids that even small steps towards being greener can be fun! Check out these 7 awesome ways that your family can have fun on Earth Day.
Candy Sprout Dirt Cupcakes – These cupcakes are served in mini terra cotta pots and look just like plants, except your kids will love to eat them!
Earth Day Kids Craft: Plant Fertilizer Sand Art – based on sand bottle art, this craft creatively reuses baby food jars and a recipe for earth friendly plant fertilizer!
Earth Day Popsicle Recipe – not only is this a delicious and fun craft, but it actually resembles planet Earth!
Earth Day Cookies – how cute are these? They’re fun to make and you can pretend you’re a giant and eat Earth (because, I mean, who’s never pretended to do that?)
Make Pots From Newspaper – I’ve seen a way to make these with a special tool you can purchase, but this site shows how to make them using a recyclable soup can.
Eat Dirt & Worms on Earth Day – while it looks like something you’d tell your kids not to eat, this Earth day, everything about this delicious treat is edible (except the container).
Birch Bark Flower Vases – I love these because they’re a great way to use cut flowers from your own yard and are perfect for birthdays, weddings, or other special occasions – even a dinner party!
For more great posts about Earth Day, be sure to check out my fellow Chosen Chix bloggers:
- 7 Ways Our Family Makes Earth Day Choices Every Day by November Sunflower
- 7 Crafts I Am Not Going To Do For Earth Day by Another Day.. Another Diaper…
- 7 Inspiring Quotes for Earth Day by Philzendia
- 7 Natural Beauty Products for Earth Day by The NYC Talon
- 7 Ways Your Family Can Have Fun On Earth Day by As Mom Sees It
- 7 Songs to Add to Your Earth Day Playlist by The Afropolitan Mom