Celebrating Earth Day with Preschoolers

Celebrate Earth DayApril 22 is Earth Day – the day we remember to appreciate nature and learn how we can protect our environment.

About Earth Day

Earth Day is celebrated every year on April 22 – the day many consider the birth of the modern environmental movement. Started in 1970, Earth Day originally focused on the United States, promoting peace and honoring the Earth. In 1990, Earth Day went international and was celebrated in 141 nations. Currently over 1 billion people participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.

Earth Day Activities for Preschoolers

Earth Day is a great time to teach preschoolers about our environment, nature and ways to preserve our planet. Here are some fun ways to celebrate Earth Day with your kids:
  • Plant a Tree: Have kids help you plant a tree in the yard. While planting you can explain how trees help the environment and play a significant role in cleaning our air.
  • Learn the 3 R's - Reduce, Reuse & Recycle: Teach kids the 3 R’s – Reduce, Reuse & Recycle, and how implementing this mentality can help cut down on water usage, landfills, energy and other natural resources.
  • Set Up a Recycling System: If you don’t have one already, Earth Day is the perfect time to set up a recycling system at home. Set up a bin that you can place your cans, plastic bottles and glass in, and explain that these items should be placed in the designated bin rather than the trash can.
  • Read Earth Day Books: Use children’s books to illustrate the importance of protecting the environment. Dr Seuss’ The Lorax, Phyliss Gershator’s Listen Listen, and Peter Brown’s The Curious Garden all show how recycling, reducing and reusing can make an impact on the environment.

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