Earth Day arrives every year in April. This annual celebration is a day that started in 1970 and helps people from all over the world get out and clean their community. Whether you’re looking for volunteer ideas, activities, or just new traditions to start this year on Earth Day, we’ve got you covered.
Today we’re featuring some fun ways to celebrate Earth Day in your local community with friends and family. These ideas will work for families, individuals, and kids alike.
Clean Up Community
Gather the trash bags and pokers to pick up trash. You’ll also need to dress in warm or cool enough clothing to be comfortable during this activity. Kids and adults can work together to pick up litter around the roadways, forests, and parks in their local community.
Take the trash to a local dump or recycling facility so that it will be properly taken care of.
Host a Scavenger Hunt
If you have younger kids in the home, then a nature scavenger hunt will be an excellent way to celebrate Earth Day. Make a list of nature items such as bugs, plants, flowers, and pinecones, or whatnot that your kids could find in the local park, backyard, or inside.
Discuss each nature item that your kids find so they can learn more about how these items help our planet.
Upcycle Old Items
Take a look around the home for old coffee cans, storage bins, and other items that can be upcycled for use in other ways. Old coffee cans are a perfect option for the storage of writing and kitchen utensils. Gather your craft supplies and make new storage bins out of old items.
This is an excellent way to enjoy family bonding time with your kids or spouse on a rainy day for a celebration of Earth Day.
Take a Bike Ride
Using your bike to get around is much better for the environment. Why not make a plan to take a bike ride on Earth Day. Your family can commit to only riding bikes or walking during this special day. This can help reduce your carbon footprint, if only for a day.
Kids of all ages can enjoy this activity with you. Just make sure you have the right bicycles and equipment for kids to participate in this new tradition with you.
Swap Out Bags and Bottles
Have your household gather up old water bottles and plastic bags. Get rid of them or upcycle them for use with other needs in the house. Purchase reusable water bottles and cloth tote bags for use during the year. This will help your family learn the benefits of using items that can be reused rather than filling the landfills with old plastic containers that often can’t get recycled.
Kids and adults can enjoy this activity together. Give your kids a few options to choose from so they can upgrade to eco-friendly options that they like.
These are just some fun ways to celebrate Earth Day this year. Select a couple of new traditions to start this year and do them every year when April arrives so that you can do your part in helping keep our environment clean.