💚 Plant something! There’s a reason we celebrate Earth Day in the spring. Plant some flowers, fruits, vegetables, even a tree to celebrate life and the beauty that God has gifted us.
💚 Make a bird feeder out of pipe cleaners and Cheerios to hang on your porch or in your backyard.
💚 Go on a nature walk and collect foliage matching the color of the rainbow.
💚 …Or collect leaves of various shapes and sizes to make animals or insects.
💚 Preschoolers and Kindergartners can do these cute Color by Letter images of the earth, the recycle triangle, and flowers by either uppercase or lowercase letters provided by Totschooling.
💚 Bigger kids can do this Earth Day Word Search from Crayons & Cravings Blog.
💚 Eat one of your meals outside today. (Try to make it a no-waste meal, or be sure to clean up any trash or scraps.)
💚 Lie down after your meal 👆 and feel your surroundings with your other 4 senses. Lie in silence for a few minutes giving thanks for your body and the creation all around you that you can hear, smell, feel, and see.
💚 When I was a school teacher, I use to ask grocery stores to donate paper bags for my classroom on this occasion. I would have each student decorate a bag with Earth Day-friendly messages like “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!” and then give them back to the stores to pass out to their customers. A lot of stores are discouraging the use of reusable bags during the Corona Virus crisis and are handing out paper bags again. This is a great opportunity to set your artists free and decorate bags to reuse again when you can eventually bring those back to the store (or however you plan to reuse them).
💚 When the Shelter-in-Place is lifted and/or when you feel comfortable, make a commitment to collect 50 pieces of trash from a local park or community area in honor of Earth Day’s 50th Anniversary this year.
💚 Listen to and/or sing along to this appropriate song… “For the Beauty of the Earth”