Family-Friendly Activities: Earth Day

Earth Day, April 22, is today. But in reality, Earth Day should be every day! Are you looking for family-friendly activities? If you need inspiration, check out the following suggestions of family-friendly activities for Earth Day.

  1. Go Hiking: Get outdoors and go hiking. If you first starting out, research local hiking trails in your area. There are numerous trails just for beginners. The easier trails are perfect for a family outing. Remember to take the necessary equipment, start slow, and enjoy the scenery.
  2. Go for a Nature Walk: Make a list of items you hope to see in nature. Play a game to find different types of animals, leaves, rocks, insects, plants, and more.
  3. Plant Flowers: Buy seeds to plant flowers in pots or outdoors. For added fun, paint or decorate the pots before planting the seeds.
  4. Bird Feeding Station: Create a bird feeding station in your yard. Add a birdbath, birdhouses, and bird feeders to a safe area to attract birds. Make your own bird feeders with pinecones, peanut butter, and birdseed.
  5. Go Bird Watching:  If you cannot set up your own backyard bird sanctuary, find a local park to search for birds in your area.
  6. Join a Cleanup: Check out your local Earth Day community events. Sign yourself or your entire family up to volunteer. Many areas hold community cleanups, especially around rivers and streams. Joining the cleanup effort as a family helps the environment and gets everyone outdoors for the afternoon.
  7. Go for a Bike Ride: Dust off your bicycles and go for a ride.          
  8. Go on a Digital Detox: Shut down your computer and other electronic devices. Spend an hour or the entire day away from electronics.
  9. Take Photos: Grab your phone or favorite camera to photograph the world around you. Share your pictures on social media. Ask others to join you by posting pictures to celebrate Earth Day.
  10. Hug a Tree: Yes, seriously, hug a tree. Discover the different trees in your area. If the weather permits, take a picnic. Just sit and enjoy your time outdoors.
  11. Make a Video: Document nature and the environment in your area. Share on social media. Invite others to make videos, too.
  12. Make an Eco-Friendly Pledge: As a family, make a pledge or a commitment to do better for the environment. Then, create a list of ideas to help you keep your promise. A cleaner Earth is better for everyone.
  13. Watch Documentaries: Make your favorite snacks and watch documentaries about nature and the planet.

Happy Earth Day! What are you doing to protect the planet?

Author: Rebecca C.

I am just a person who loves to photograph and write about the world around me.

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