Family-Friendly Earth Day Activities
By Karla Suarez Chevres
We love asynchronous learning at OAO! For Earth Day, join our OAO families out in nature with these educational, nature-based activities!
- Plant a tree or garden: Kids can help plant a tree or a garden in their backyard or at a local park. This is a great way to connect with nature and learn about the importance of plants in our environment.
- Clean up litter: Organize a litter clean-up event with your child’s school or community group. This can be a fun way to teach kids about the impact of litter on the environment and the importance of keeping our communities clean.
- Nature scavenger hunt: Create a nature scavenger hunt for your child and their friends. This can include items like leaves, flowers, and rocks. Encourage kids to explore and appreciate the natural world around them.
- Create art with natural materials: Collect leaves, sticks, and other natural materials to create art. This can be a fun and creative way to engage with nature and teach kids about the beauty of the natural world.
- Learn about local wildlife: Take a nature walk and observe the wildlife in your area. Encourage kids to research and learn about the different animals they see. This can be a great opportunity to teach kids about the importance of preserving habitats and protecting wildlife.
- Reduce waste: Encourage kids to think about ways they can reduce waste in their daily lives. This could include using reusable water bottles, packing a waste-free lunch, or recycling.
Remember, Earth Day is a great opportunity to teach kids about the importance of caring for our planet. By engaging in nature-based activities, we can help inspire the next generation of environmental stewards.