Earth Day is this Sunday and there are so many fun ways to celebrate with the family. From simple tips to help your family go green, to baking Earth Day treats, to starting your own garden, to recycling crafts, here are the best ideas and activities I’ve seen to celebrate Earth Day this year.
Tips to Help the Family Go Green
SimpleMom.com put together a very thorough post on 40 Tips to Go Greener at Home.
SheKnows.com had some good ideas on teaching the kids to celebrate Earth Day.
Help your kids write The Lorax a letter on how your family is doing its part to protect the environment. It’s just one of the fun activities as part of the Lorax Project.
Earth Day Treats
TidyMom.com made some super cute Earth Day cookies. Click over and see how she made them.
These Earth Day Chocolate Cupcakes from Dessarts.com look so yummy.
This Earth Day Dinner Menu from SecretsofaSupermommy.com is so fun and amazing. You have to click over and see the African Jungle and Ocean treats she made for dinner.
Earth Day Fun & Games
There is no better way to celebrate our Earth than by digging in the dirt. Teach your kids to garden with these fun tips and projects.
On Earth Day, The Nature Conservancy is asking people to get outside and join the world’s largest picnic celebration, Picnic for the Planet. Join millions of other families as they celebrate the joys of nature. Check their website to find picnics already planned in many major cities or plan your own. Here are my tips on how to plan a perfect family picnic. Remember to leave no trace in the park. Pick up after yourselves. Then, check out this tutorial from OhHappyDay.com on how to make your own Paper Picnic Baskets. So cute and easily recycled when you are done.
KitchenCounterChronicle.com shows you have to organize an Earth Day Scavenger Hunt for the kids.
This Leaf Print Art idea from SkiptoMyLou.com is very pretty and easy to make.
Recycle your old crayons and turn them into Heart Shaped Earth Day Crayons, courtesy of the TSJ Photography blog.
Finally, the East Coast Mommy Blog has a great post on 10 Earth Day Activities for Kids.
Earth Day Art
Amy at LivingLocurto.com shares this free printable Earth Day Bookmark with tips for the kids on how to protect the earth.
NothingbutCountry.com shares a beautiful free Earth Day Art printable that’s perfect for framing.
These fun free printables from ModernParentsMessyKids.com help you and your kids set up recycling stations around your house or classroom.
What are you going to do with the family to celebrate Earth Day?
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