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Celebrate Earth Day 2021

Updated: Aug 21, 2021

Earth Day continues to grow as a worldwide phenomenon focused on promoting clean living and a healthy, sustainable habitat for people and wildlife alike. Celebrating Earth Day serves as a conscious reminder of how fragile our planet is and how important it is to protect it, for generations to come.

So what are ways to teach your young adventurist how to care for our beautiful world, well below I have complied a list of things you can do to make a small difference in the world and a big difference in how the next generation cares for it.

It is important to explain to your kids what Earth Day represents, and what you do as a family; not just one day, but every day can keep the environment free from further damage. We have to do more than just teach them, we also have to show them and join them in our efforts.

  • Recycle as much as you can.

  • Volunteer to help clean up a local park or beach.

  • Teach them about growing plants and herbs.

  • Preserve Water

  • Make sure you're checking leaky faucets.

  • Turning off water when it's not being used.

  • Wash car Less often.

  • Limit Shower Time.

  • Turn off lights when you're not home.

  • Use recyclable bags when shopping.

By implementing these suggestions, you are teaching your kids energy conservation; recycling; increasing plant and tree growth; respect nature; reduce toxins in the air; keep the environment clean; planting trees and flowers to increase oxygen; save water; reduce air pollution; and love and respect all animals who inhabit the earth.

My kids are hands on and love doing fun activities on Earth Day such as:

  • Nature Scavenger Hunts

  • Coloring

  • Sorting Trash and Recycle

  • Building bird feeders

  • Planting a tree

  • Making a Play Garden

  • Make Tin Can Drums

  • Recycled Trash Sculpture

  • Painting Stones

I also like to try getting them out of the house to somewhere where they can learn something about the world or things that live in it!

  • Visit The Living Museum

  • Visit National Parks

  • Walk on a trail

  • Smithsonian Learning Lab

  • Visit the Beach/Pier

  • Go Donate Clothes and toys

  • Visit the Zoo

  • Air & Space Museum

Our Earth is such a precious planet and I hope by planting these small gestures in our children's minds we can make a big difference for our future and for ou