Earth Day is April 22nd, and preschool age is a great time to start introducing ways for you and your family to take care of the planet. No child is too young to start learning to love our Earth! Enjoy the longer, warmer days of spring by going outside and identifying plants, flowers, trees, rocks, and anything else wonderful in nature to appreciate our beautiful planet.
Here are some great ideas for introducing Earth Day and care for our world to younger children:
Read to your preschooler about ways they can help the planet. Visit your local library and ask about Earth Day reading for kids. Early in April, call the library and ask about an Earth Day display in the children’s section. This list online is a great start to find some titles on your own!
Recycling is an easy way to take care of our planet, and teachers and parents can include young children in homes and preschools in this practice by setting up recycling centers that are accessible to little ones. Make bins for plastic, paper, and cardboard, and work together to reduce waste!
Reuse recyclable materials in craft projects. A quick Pinterest search for “Earth Day crafts” will result in dozens of great ideas. Some things you can do with your preschooler include making hanging planters out of washed and painted tin cans, creating puzzles by cutting out geometric shapes from the colorful fronts of cereal boxes, make a bird-feeder out of a milk carton – the possibilities are endless!
Recognize what the Earth looks like with some simple crafts to create beautiful images of our planet. A coffee filter Earth is a fun and beautiful craft, or reduce waste by making an edible Earth out of grapes and blueberries, and then enjoy for snack time!
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