Earth Day is here, and – as often happens – my kids are the reminder I need to make some positive changes in my actions. When I leave a room without turning off a light, Gemma prompts me to do so and “save energy”. I’m also more conscious than ever of working to make the world a better place, but part of that begins with what we’re doing at home. Here are five Earth Day activities that are incredibly easy and fun, and will encourage the next generation of little environmentalists.
Gemma lives for art and crafts projects. These crayons are so incredibly cool – and the perfect size for even tiny hands.
There are a load of great activities here, but I especially love the DIY Recycling Sorting Station. A great way to promote awareness and get kids involved in clean up.
I love this recycled mobile; it’s colorful and would work perfectly in our play area. I have an empty egg carton just begging for this; Gemma could be involved in the construction and I know Cleo would love the aesthetics.
Gemma has been asking for a garden this spring. Considering Cleo loves to eat dirt, I think she could get into it too. I’ll need this guide when we get started.
We’ll be sure to read this book before bedtime (one of our favorites); a little reminder of how small changes can make a big difference.