7 Activities to Celebrate Earth Day With Your Child

April 22, 2015

EarthDay

April 22 is Earth Day! Use this observance as an opportunity for you and your child to connect. Earth Day activities can be fun and educational while benefitting the environment.

  • Walk Instead of Drive: Skip the car and walk with your child to school or to run errands. It’s a great way to save on environment-harming fuels as well as fit in exercise.
  • Plant a seed: Let your child pick out seeds to plant. Whether they choose to plant vegetables or flowers, it’s an educational opportunity on the growing process.
  • Create Recycle Bins: Teach your child about the importance of recycling and decorate an old bin or box to be used to hold bottles, cans or newspapers.
  • Cleanup a Local Park: Team up with your child to clean up the local park or playground.
  • Visit a Farmers’ Market: Take your child to the local farmers’ market and pick out fresh produce for dinner.
  • Unplug: Turn off the TV and smartphones and spend some time with your child outside. Play tag, hide and go seek or just enjoy the sunset.
  • Participate in Community Events: Local organizations and communities host a wide range of Earth Day events, from the Kennedy Space Center’s Earth Day Celebration to Central Florida Earth Day.

Earth Day is a great way to disconnect, care for the environment, and spend some time together as a family.

Heart of Florida United Way believes education, both in and out of the classroom, is a lifelong experience and the most influential factor in ensuring a child will grow up to succeed.  For more information about how Heart of Florida United Way invests in education, visit www.hfuw.org.

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