Wondering how to incorporate Earth Day into your lessons this year? It's simple: Go outside! It's important to care for our planet.
Parents, we have some incredible activities for you to use this Earth Day or anyday! Check out our Super Salvaging Scavenger Hunt and Upcycling Challenge featured in The Immune System: Adventure 6 below for the perfect Earth Day activities for kids.
Earth Has Its Own Day?
Every year on April 22nd, we celebrate our beautiful planet. We wouldn't be here without it! From sandy beaches to snowy plains, we get to call this planet home and experience all the wonderful things it has to offer.
However, it's important to celebrate Earth everyday! The best way to take care of our environments is through the small things like recycling and reducing waste. These small changes work to create a more sustainable life for everyone.
When something is sustainable, it is able to be maintained and last for a long time without harm. So when we have sustainable habits, we know that they have little to no effect on the planet and help to keep Earth beautiful.
What Can You Do to Celebrate Earth Day?
Exploring the great outdoors with Earth Day themed activities is a fun and simple way to explore and appreciate our planet. Here are some Earth Day activities for children that the whole family can enjoy!
1. Super Salvaging Scavenger Hunt
One of the best things we can do for our planet is to keep it clean and maintain its resources.
This scavenger hunt challenges you to head outside and explore or look around your home to see if you can find any of the items below! If you find an item, make sure it's clean and safe to touch before you pick it up. If it is, grab that item and mark it as a find. (Hold on to your finds for the second activity below!)
- A piece of cardboard or paper
- Cardboard box
- Plastic water bottle
- Plastic bottle cap
- Something smaller than the palm of your hand
- Something red
- A green leaf
- A brown stick
- Something shiny that rhymes with "lenny"
2. Know Yourself Upcycling Challenge
Now that you have your recycle materials, let's put them to use! We're going to turn those disposable items into awesome, one of a kind creations.
Keep reading for some suggestions of what to make, but let your creativity flow and see what you can come up with!
- Guess what!? You can use your Know Yourself box to build your dream castle! We have detailed instructions on how to construct your own fortress available in The Immune System: Adventure 6 workbook.
- One of a kind abstract art
- Plastic bottle pals
- Cardboard race cars with bottle cap wheels
- Custom jewelry with 1¢ stones
Forming sustainable habits in your children is a simple way to show them power we all have to do good in the world, and luckily, we're here to make it fun! Continue finding ways to learn about Earth Day and encourage your kids of all ages to reduce, reuse and recycle whenever they can.
Know Yourself. It makes you better at everything.
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