Earth Day for Kids
Projects & Crafts
Speaking with kids about Earth Day is important. It’s a great opportunity to teach kids about recycling, waste, pollution and climate change. Fun projects and crafts to do together will help drive the point home while also teaching them something valuable about the Earth.
what kids should know about earth day
- Earth Day is on April 22 - It encourages picking up litter, planting trees, and recycling - The first Earth Day was in 1970 - By 1990, it was celebrated by over 140 countries
HOW TO TALK ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE
- Consider their age - See what they already know - Do your research ahead of time - Be prepared for feelings - Give them reason to be hopeful
- Plant something together - Start a wormery - Create a seed library
- DIY play dough - DIY crayons from old crayons - Plant paints
FOCUS ON THE POSITIVES
Fueling children's love for Earth doesn’t have to be hard. Nor should it be all doom and gloom. Focusing on the beauty and fun of earth’s wonders will always work best at inspiring kids to care.