Get Active with Your Kids on Earth Day!
Talk to the Teachers
Tell them about the Create your own Earth
environmental education Day poster
curriculum and greening schools Create an environmental
programs on www.earthday.net. slogan and decorate a
Encourage them to include the poster. Hang the poster in a spot that will
environment in their lesson plans. Lobby your serve as a constant reminder of your pledge.
school board to incorporate green building
practices. Watch An Inconvenient
Plant a Tree or Enjoy Watch it with the whole
Nature family and then discuss it.
Planting trees is an effective Better yet, have a sleepover
way to reduce greenhouse and invite other kids.
gases. Trees absorb the carbon dioxide and
create oxygen for us to breath. On Earth Day, Write a story
venture to a park, fly a kite, ride a bicycle, Sit down with your child and write a short story
clean-up trash at a local stream or nature of an imaginary trip through the jungle. Be
setting. sure to include animals,
people, plants, colors
Make a Tire Swing that are encountered in
Have any old tires lying the journey. Afterwards,
around? Objects that were share stories and go to
destined for the garbage can be reused for the library. Research
entertainment. how the effects of deforestation and animal
poaching are damaging the rainforest.
Research an environmental Decorate grocery bags
cause on the internet, such as Get a bunch of parents and their children
www.earthday.net and together in a big group. Go to the local
support global warming grocery store and speak to the owner asking if
awareness campaigns. you can borrow some
grocery bags. Take the
Reduce, Reuse and bags home and decorate
Recycle them with ideas on how to
The three golden R’s of make the earth a better
Earth care. Demonstrate place. Take them back to the grocery store to
the creative side of ordinary be distributed on Earth Day. For more
objects. Make a recycled flower pot. Cut-off information visit: http://www.earthdaybags.org.
the bottom of a 2 liter soda bottle, decorate it,
and plant seeds. Tour each part of the house
and talk about which products are recyclable
or able to be reused.