Earth day is coming up on Sunday, April 22, and if you’re looking for a fun way to teach your kids about nature, you’ll love these crafts!
The theme of this year’s Earth Day is End Plastic Pollution. While working on your Earth Day crafts, you can talk with your kids about pollution and how we can each do our part to become eco-friendly in our plastics usage by reducing, reusing, and recycling the plastics we use in our daily lives.
Another great way to teach about ending plastic pollution is to talk to them about alternatives to plastic or other types of plastic. My kids are young, 2 and 5 years old, so I keep it simple. We bought their favorite Stonyfield yogurt cups, which happen to be made out of plants! How cool is that?
I explained to my kids that these cups are different because they’re made from plants and we can use them to create our spring garden. We saved all the cups, washed them and are now using them as seed starters. This is a fun activity and an easy way to show your child how we can chose better products, reuse them and plant a garden.
I have to add that we don’t have a yard since we live in an apartment, but we do plant herbs that we use throughout the year. So, even if you don’t have a yard, you can still do this activity in your home because there are things you can plant that grow nicely indoors.
Teaching your kids about the importance and value of our earth can be tricky. By making a fun craft, you can help them learn more about nature and why they should help protect it.
If your child is too little to comprehend any of this, that’s okay too. Taking them out in nature to find the supplies for these crafts is a great activity and a great day to encourage the love of nature.
Here are 20 of the best Earth Day crafts for your kids:
To see the full tutorial, click on the craft name below each picture.
I hope you and your kids have loads of fun making some of these awesome nature-inspired craft projects!
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