Are you ready for Earth Day? It’s coming Sunday, April 22, 2012!
To celebrate with my family, I have come up with 5 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day and plan on completing at least one a day over the next week!
1) Plant a garden! It does not have to be large and it does not have to be perfect but planting a garden with your kids can be a great family project! We started very small with some seedlings that my daughters brought home from school! We have them in an easy to access area and it is up to my daughters to make sure they water their plant every day! So far, they are loving it! Soon, we’ll graduate to our large garden in the back of our house!
2) Create recycling buckets! We do not have recycling in our neighborhood but we have it at our schools! So I found some buckets and some chalk board paint and – stealing an idea I saw on TV a long time ago -am creating buckets that the kids can sort in. I am hoping that we will reduce our trash take out from once a day to a few times a week!
3) Create a craft project! I am gathering construction paper, cotton balls and more for my kids to craft an Earth on paper! The cotton balls can be clouds, brown construction paper cut out can be the planets and little animal stickers from the store can create animals in jungles! I think this will be a ton of fun and can not wait to share it with you!
4) Turn off the water! We play a game here called, “How Little Water Does it Take” when brushing teeth, washing hands and even taking baths! My kids are learning to turn the water off when they brush, to be happy with half a tub of water and to wash hand efficiently and not dilly dally. It may seem like a little thing but I know that it will help conserve for their future and that matters to me!
5) Get the newly released DVD, Frozen Planet: The Complete Series (David Attenborough-Narrated Version) and watch it with your family! This acclaimed series will open your eyes to the reasons conservation is SO important! I, personally, can not wait to see it with my children!
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