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How Kids Can Celebrate Earth Day

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Kids and Earth Day - North Texas Kids MagazineKids and Earth Day

Each year on April 22, the Earth Day celebration is a reminder of environmental concerns. Go green on Earth Day by committing to environmentally friendly changes at home, at work and in your community.

Earth Day provides a springboard for teaching kids how they can get involved in helping the environment. Here are some ways kids can participate on Earth Day.

Community Cleanup
Create a sense of community with kids and neighbors by coordinating a community cleanup day. You might focus on an area such as school grounds, your neighborhood or a community garden area.

Gardening
Planting seeds or plants on Earth Day is a natural option for kids’ activities.  You can do something as small as a tin can herb garden or, if space allows, plant a tree or large vegetable garden in your back yard.

Toy Swap
Throwing away old toys results in more waste in the landfill. Instead of tossing the toys that are boring, help the kids organize a toy swap. Each child brings her old toys that she no longer wants, and the kids swap toys with one another. That way, each child goes home with different toys, and nothing ends up in the landfill.

Pledge
Earth Day offers an opportunity for kids to think about their own actions and how they impact the earth. Help the kids create an Earth Day pledge that states what they promise to do to keep the earth clean while protecting the environment. Have each child sign the pledge.

Green Committee
A kids’ green committee puts the responsibility in the hands of the children. This idea works well in a school setting or other situation when a group of kids meets regularly. The green committee monitors the school to make sure the other kids are making green choices. They also find new ways to make the school green, such as adding recycling bins or planting flowers.

Source: Livestrong.com

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