Earth Day is an annual event which is celebrated on April 22nd to show support for environmental protection.
It is important to teach kids about Earth Day because it is an opportunity to show them how to value nature and wildlife. After all, our children are the future of the planet.
Parents can be role models for protecting and preserving the earth through actions such as:
- not littering the environment
- turning out lights when not in use
- not wasting water.
Learning about environment issues can be fun for kids through gardening, recycling and simply by following a parent's example.
The following activities are a great way to teach kids how to give back to mother earth.
- Clean up litter in your community
- Plant a tree to beautify your neighborhood
- Practice the Tree yoga posture to celebrate mother nature
- Participate in fundraisers for ecology and animal projects
- Do fun crafts such as making an egg carton tree or coffee filter earths.
Events are held world-wide to celebrate Earth Day.
The Los Angeles Zoo is having a two day celebration of mother earth on April 26 and 27. This weekend expo will highlight California wildlife and the role it plays in the health of our planet.
Although Earth Day is an important reminder to take care of our planet, kids should be reminded that this is not a one day event, but a life long commitment to the preservation of mother earth!