We are lucky to have a small zoo nearby that participates in this great event to encourage children to interact with wildlife and our community. And these guys are worth celebrating! Did you see the baby turtles in this picture? Even cuter in person!
And our National Bird – definitely worth celebrating! With earth day coming up on April 22nd and Screen Free Week coming up in 2 weeks, here are a few ideas for activities and crafts to have a party in your own home! Feel free to do them all in one day, or spread them out over a weeks time!
Top 10 Activities and Crafts to do for Earth Day
#1. Visit a zoo! Find the list of zoos participating in this months, Party for the Planet. Find a list of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) here.
#5 Make a toad home. Speaking of jumping things, this is a great craft to re-use your empty, cleaned out yogurt cups as homes for the toads and frogs in your yard! Just cut an opening and place in a shady area.
#6 Play an animal memory game. This one is a matching game between a fact about an animal and the picture. I can weigh up to 70 pounds when I am an adult. I take a dust bath weekly to stay clean… The kids can collect facts and pictures and make their own memory game!