Earth Day is a great opportunity to build your child’s appreciation, respect and wonder of nature and interaction provides are variety of ways to have a positive and lasting learning experience. Whatever you choose to do for Earth Day, make sure your kids have the opportunity to interact with nature hands-on.
For my little guy, nothing gives him more satisfaction than to throw rocks in the water. It is his favorite thing! So, i had to bring that into our Earth Day Excursion and turned it into a learning lesson in type, size and density. We found berries, seeds, sticks, leaves and rocks – some of which float and some sink!
Earth Day Ideas
Start from seeds or relocate a seedling, choose a pot or a plot!
- Nature Walk
Go on a stroll, hike or bike! Discuss the world around or stop and play (go barefoot!).
- Art Project
Use items found outdoors to make etchings, designs or even jewelry!