April 22nd is a valued day for millions of people who are continuously searching for ways to take care of the planet in which we live in. Earth Day focuses on keeping our eco-system in tact and with the assistance of each individual we can make the earth a better place. Educating children on the significance of what we can do for Earthy Day will guide them in the future as they will be the caretakers of the earth in the following years. Any harm to this planet can affect everyone who lives on earth. In order to produce healthy and safe food, we need clean air, land and water. Organizing food festivals with organic and healthy food choices is a great strategy to educate the community about global issues. Educating young children how essential it is to recycle, clean the environment and how planting trees increases oxygen is beneficial to prepare children, as they grow older. Here are a few activities parents can do with children on Earth Day:
- Set up a team of friends, classmates, or family members to clean local parks, lakes, and beaches.
- Search for events in your community to work together to celebrate Earth Day.
- Have a large poster board ready for participants to write their pledges for the year. For example, “I will only take 10 minute showers” or “I will reuse my water bottle for refills.”
- Plant trees in your backyard.
- Produce your own garden with vegetables of your choice.
- Recycle bottles and reuse plastic bags.
- Keep the lights off at home when not necessary.