12 Meaningful Ways to Teach Kids About Earth Day
First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day looks a lot different now than it did over 50 years ago. Countries around the world come together to support environmental protection, with an emphasis on preserving our resources, combating climate change, and more.
Looking to teach your children about the importance of Earth Day? Start by sharing fun facts and statistics, then consider using some of these educational tools. We rounded up books and videos that educate kids on important topics (like recycling), toys that encourage sustainable play, and outdoor activities that showcase the beauty of our planet. Hopefully, they'll inspire your little one to make a difference in the world!
Earth Day Books for Kids
One of the best ways to teach kids about our planet? Reading about conservation, nature, wildlife, and more. Here are three Earth Day books to get you started.
Earth Day Videos for Kids
When you turn on the TV this Earth Day, consider pulling up one of these informative YouTube videos. They'll teach kids about the history of Earth Day, with tips for helping the planet yourself.
Earth Day Toys and Activities for Kids
You don't need acres of land to have hands-on experiences with nature. These fun products encourage outdoor play in your home and yard.
Hearth & Hand with Magnolia Kids' Gardening Set
gofindit Outdoor Nature Scavenger Hunt Card Game
Earth Day Poems for Kids
Are you raising a word lover? Check out these kid-friendly Earth Day poems for kids, and consider reading them before bed on April 22.
"I'm Glad the Sky is Painted Blue" by Anonymous
I'm glad the sky is painted blue,
And the earth is painted green,
With such a lot of nice fresh air
All sandwiched in between.
"Mud" by Polly Chase Boyden
Mud is very nice to feel
All squishy-squash between the toes!
I'd rather wade in wiggly mud
Than smell a yellow rose.
Nobody else but the rosebush knows
How nice mud feels
Between the toes.