Do you need a little help deciding how to spend Earth Day with your kiddos? Red Apple Reading has compiled a list of fun activities you can enjoy together today or any other spring day! Take a look at these kid-friendly Earth Day activities:
- Plant a Flower – Start your day by cultivating your green thumb. Get outside with your kids and get your hands a little dirty! You don’t have to have any garden space to tackle this planting project; just some potting soil, a flowering plant of your choosing and an empty steel can. See it at Make Myself at Home.
- Art Project – Now that you’ve completed your gardening project, let your child try his hand at a more artistic rendition of nature! This 3-D tree collage is fun for multiple ages. Get out your old magazines, construction paper, glue and scissors and get to work on this art project from Holidays Central.
- Lunch – Earth Day PB&J – When lunchtime rolls around surprise your little one with a special PB&J that’s out of this world (or at least looks like the world)! This special sandwich with a side of tree (made from broccoli crowns and pretzels) is sure to please. Thanks Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons for this fun dish idea!
- Feed the Birds – After you feed your kiddos, feed the feathered friends in your neighborhood. Your children will enjoy constructing this simple bird feeder that’s made out of a plastic bottle and wooden spoons. Visit Heck Fridays for instructions!
- Recycle – Recycling is a great way to be a good steward of the earth’s resources. Share the importance of recycling with your little one today by participating in a fun project together. Turn your used cans into a fun kid-crafted set of wind chimes that you can enjoy throughout the spring. Check out this creative project at Hands On: As We Grow.
- Read a Book – There’s no better way to end the day than with a good book! Curl up with your child and settle in for an earth friendly read. Not sure what to pick? No problem! We have a nice list of books suitable for Earth Day. Check out our blog from last year’s Earth Day: 10 Earth Day Reads. You’re sure to find a book or two to dig into!
Red Apple Reading hopes you enjoy Earth Day with your family!