6 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

Discover 6 green ways to celebrate Earth Day.

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Sweet little boy (5 years) in community garden, holding a seedling in his hands.

  1. Be car-free. Walk or bike to school — not only is it good for the body, it's good for the environment too!
  2. Make a bird feeder or house. Use a milk carton, a large water or soda bottle, or a pine cone.
  3. Create recycling bins. Cut out pictures of plastic bottles, paper, and aluminum cans and glue them to the bins. Practice sorting together!
  4. Make positive promises. Fill a journal with resolutions for how your family can help the earth. Decorate it with photographs, poems, and pictures.
  5. Grow something. Plant a seed, sprout, flower, or tree in a pot, garden, or backyard. Find more gardening activities here.
  6. Spread the love. Make and decorate Earth Day cards using recycled materials. Include an Earth Day celebration tip, and send them to friends and family.

Plus: 
More Nature Activities for Kids
5 Nature Crafts for Kids
4 Big Questions about Saving the Planet

Photo Credit: Susan Chiang/iStockphoto

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