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Earth Day is approaching and it’s always a time when I like to do a few fun activities with the kids and teach them about ways to be more sustainable and protect our environment. I’m sharing a few ways below on how to celebrate Earth Day if you’re looking for ideas so read on.
Here are some of my favorite ways to Celebrate Earth Day
1.) Plant a garden – It doesn’t have to be anything huge, you can plant a few seeds in egg cartons if you want. Or if you are looking to start a garden, check out my post with some of my tips. It’s a great way to teach the kids sustainability and they love helping out.
2.) Make Earth Day Seed Bombs – These are sooo easy to make and are super cute too! Make your own little seed bombs to plant and watch them grow beautiful wildflowers. Click here to see how to make them!
3.) Eat more plants – Incorporating more of a plant based diet into your lifestyle is not only better for your health but it’s good for the environment too as it uses less resources and ultimately leads to less greenhouse gas emissions. There are tons of resources available to educate yourself and I’m absolutely not saying to go completely vegan, everything in moderation! But even if everyone just made an attempt to try to eat more plant-based once or twice a week, say “Meatless Mondays”, it would make an impact!
Sharing some resources below
You can also click here to read this post I wrote with Plant Based Meal Ideas!
4.) Pick up trash – go for a walk around the neighborhood or on a hike and pick up any trash that you see while enjoying some fresh air.
5.) Start recycling – if you don’t already, start recycling in your home. Think of ways that you can also re-use things and get creative. Check out this DIY mud kitchen we made from an old dresser we found on the side of the road! The kids have loved playing with it and we gave it new life.
Here are some books I found for kids for Earth Day! Click the photos below.
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If you’re looking for a cute and super easy Earth Day activity to do with your kid this is it – Earth Day seed bombs. That’s right, little balls of paper that look like earth that you can plant to grow wildflowers.
Planting seeds is a fun way to celebrate Earth Day and spring. Little ones will have a ball helping to shred the paper and can form them into balls. These seed bombs are a fun science activity you could do at school too! Scroll down to see my DIY for these Earth Day Seed Bombs.
Earth Day Seed Bombs
You will need:
1.) Take your scrap pieces of blue and green paper and rip in small pieces. I let my guys help me with this part and sort into bowls by matching color.
2.) Fill each bowl with warm water, enough to cover the top and let sit for 30 minutes.
3.) After letting soak, take your wet paper and blend each color separately. You may have to add more water so that it can blend easier and that’s ok because you can just squeeze out the water at the end.
4.) Squeeze out any additional water and put the shredded paper back in separate bowls.
5.) Take your wildflower seeds and sprinkle into the blue bowl, mix together
6.) Take a handful of blue paper/seed mixture and roll into a ball.
7.) Take some small pieces of shredded green paper and place into ball and roll to combine, making an earth shape.
8.) If planting right away, you can plant right in the ground following the directions on the back of the seed packet. If you’re not planting right away, let your seed bombs dry on a pan or cookie sheet lined with paper towel. Just soak for a little bit prior to planting.
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