Earth Day Activities for the Whole Family
Celebrating Earth Day with sustainable, organic, and farm-to-freezer foods is a great way to reduce your environmental impact and support local farmers. By choosing these options, you can enjoy delicious, healthy meals while also doing your part to protect the planet.
- Plant a tree or flowers: Help your kids connect with nature by planting a tree or some flowers in your yard, a local park, or community garden. This is a great way to teach them about the importance of caring for the environment and the role of plants in our ecosystem.
- Take a nature walk: Take a family nature walk to explore the beauty of the natural world around you. Encourage your kids to observe and identify different types of plants, animals, and insects. You can also collect leaves, rocks, or other natural items to make a collage or a nature-themed craft.
- Organize a Neighborhood Litter Pickup: Grab your kids on a litter pick-up in your neighborhood or local park. Bring gloves and trash bags and teach your kids about the importance of keeping our communities clean and free of litter.
- Reduce, reuse, recycle: Teach your kids about the three R’s – reduce, reuse, and recycle. Help them identify ways to reduce waste at home, reuse items instead of throwing them away, and recycle items that can be recycled.
- Volunteer: Find a local environmental organization or park that needs volunteers and spend the day helping out. This is a great way to teach your kids about community service and the importance of protecting the environment.
- Reduce Food Waste: Food waste is a significant contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. Plan your Earth Day meal carefully to minimize waste, and use leftovers creatively to reduce waste. Consider making a frittata or stir-fry with leftover veggies and proteins.
- Create Compost Bins: Composting is a great way to reduce food waste and create nutrient-rich soil for your garden. Consider starting a compost pile or using a compost bin for your food scraps. Composting is a great way to reduce food waste and create nutrient-rich soil for your garden. You can even use the compost to plant a vegetable garden with your kids.
Earth Day Crafts for Kids:
- Handprint Earth Craft: Paint your toddler’s hand blue and green, then have them stamp it onto a piece of paper to create a globe.
- Paper Plate Sun Catcher: Cut out the center of a paper plate and have your toddler glue pieces of tissue paper onto the plate. Hang it in a window to catch the sunlight.
Green Cuisine: A Sustainable Approach to Celebrating Earth Day
Celebrate the month of April with these bright and healthy recipes. We’ve pulled together recipes that are packed with all-natural meats and organic fruits to bring the best of Mother Nature to your table.
Here are three Earth Day recipes using all-natural meats, organic fruits, and vegetables:
DIY Seed Paper: Mix recycled paper with water and seeds to create homemade seed paper. Let your toddler decorate the paper and then plant it in a pot or garden.