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!
Growing a Jeweled Rose says
We just ordered our Butterfly kit! I am so excited! So many other great ideas here too 🙂
Will this be your first time raising the caterpillars? I hope your girls enjoy it! We are hoping to make some of your sensory bins this week =)
Raising a Happy Child says
Great ideas! I hope you will enjoy the Earth Day.
What a lovely selection of ways to enjoy Earth Day! We need to visit the zoo again sometime soon!
Loving the toad homes!! Great idea! :):)
What a great list of Earth Day activities that can be done any day! I particularly fond of the toad home. What a great way to upcycle a plastic container. Thank you for linking up to The Outdoor Play Party, and I hope you come back againg tomorrow.