Earth Day is an important day to celebrate and honour our planet, and what better way to do that than by spending time with your family and engaging in earth-friendly activities? There are many fun and simple activities you can do with your family that will not only help to educate your children about the environment but also create a lasting impact on the planet.
Let’s explore Earth Day activities that families can do together: taking a nature walk, creating bird feeders, and planting seeds and more!
Planting Seeds: Planting seeds is another great activity for families to do together. You can start by gathering recycled materials such as tin cans, egg cartons or toilet rolls to use as your planters. Next, choose the seeds you’d like to plant, for younger children (with less patience) try egg cress. This is a great opportunity to teach your child about the importance of plants in our eco-system and how they help to sustain life on Earth.
Nature Walk: One of the best ways to celebrate Earth Day is by getting outside and enjoying nature. Taking a nature walk with your family is an excellent way to connect with the environment and learn about the natural world around you. You can use this time to point out different plants and animals and discuss their importance in the ecosystem. You can also use this opportunity to collect any trash or litter you may come across along the way.
Nature Scavenger Hunt: A nature scavenger hunt is a fun way to get outside and explore the natural world. Create a list of items to find such as different types of leaves, rocks, or flowers. You can also add educational elements to the scavenger hunt by including questions about the environment that are relevant for your child’s age.
Bird Feeders: Creating bird feeders is a fun and easy activity that can encourage your local bird populations. You can use recycled materials to create your bird feeders such as plastic bottles, milk cartons, or containers. Your child can decorate them however they want then simply fill them with bird seed. Hang your bird feeders in your garden or nearby trees and watch as your birds come to visit. Keep a check on the RSPB website for fun bird-related activities and you can take part in their Big Bird Watch that takes pace twice a year.
Energy Conservation Challenge: Creating an energy conservation challenge is a great way to teach your children about the importance of saving energy. You can challenge your family to reduce their energy consumption by turning off lights and electronics when they are not in use or taking shorter showers.
In conclusion, there are many fun and meaningful Earth Day activities that families can do together. By taking a nature walk, creating bird feeders, and planting seeds, you can help educate your children about the environment while also making a positive impact on the planet. These activities are not only fun and educational but also help promote sustainability and eco-friendly practices.