Earth Day is Thursday, April 22. You can still celebrate with fun activities.
It’s hard to believe that it’s been 51 years since the first Earth Day. Created to raise awareness about protecting our planet, the first Earth Day led to the passage of environmental laws such as the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species acts. The theme for Earth Day 2021 is restore our earth.
Earth Day Network
Earth Day Network suggests creating posters, playing a trivia game, or watching a film or online documentary. Share your creations and discoveries with #EarthDayNetwork.
Earth Day at Home With NASA
NASA always plays a big part in Earth Day activities and education. Check out NASA’s online collection of quizzes, videos, coloring pages, and other activities. There are downloadable posters from past Earth Days, videos from explorations, and photo essays of satellite images that portray the beauty of the Earth from above. Use #Earthdayathome to share your creations and discoveries with your social (at a distance) circle.
If you have Disney’s streaming service, you have a whole world of Earth Day movies at your fingertips. Secrets of the Whales from National Geographic is now streaming.
Earth Day Home and Neighborhood Projects
- Set up a recycling bin for paper, glass, and recyclable plastic
- Go through that recycling bin to find materials for craft projects such as cereal box puppet theaters, tin can wind chimes, and milk carton bird feeders
- Replace light bulbs with CFL or LED lights
- Make a compost bin to dispose of household waste and fertilize your plants and gardens
- Grab some gloves and a trash bag and take a walk around the neighborhood to pick up litter
Do you have plans for Earth Day 2021? Let us know in the comments.