The theme for the 50th anniversary for Earth Day 2020 is climate action. It’s no doubt that Climate change represents the biggest challenge to the future of humanity and the life-support systems that make our world habitable.
While at home plan activities to teach your child about Mother Earth on this day
- Plant a tree to celebrate earth day or in memory of someone.
- Educate your child that how plants help by providing a place for bees to pollinate. Eating healthy food for strong immunity.
- Show your children how to make compost. Using things around the house such as lint from the dryer, toilet paper rolls, coffee grounds, egg shells and more.
- Spreading awareness among children about recycle and reuse. Remember, one person’s garbage is another person’s treasure. Have your children go through toys and other items they don’t want and post here. You might find something you want also. Teach your child to recycle instead of adding to the tons of garbage we already have.
- Help your child paint a huge earth collage or have children paint and cut out hand prints. Place on a box and use the box for recycle paper.
- Feed the birds. Make friends with your neighborhood birds by stringing Cheerios on yarn and hanging the goodie loops from trees or terrace. This is also a great fine motor tuning activity for your little ones.
- Make a green family pact. Earth Day is the perfect day to create a green family pact. Discuss ways that your family can protect the environment: i.e. turn off lights after use, don’t let the faucets run, remember to recycle. Sign a pact promising to keep it green at home.
- Read & discover names of different plants grown around you on this Earth day from website like https://www.houseplantsexpert.com
The importance of sharing this message is so important to help keep our earth healthy and clean.
The coronavirus pandemic should not shut us down. Instead, it reminds us of what’s at stake in our fight for the planet. If we don’t demand change to transform our planet and meet our climate crisis, our current state will become the new normal — a world where pandemics and extreme weather events span the globe, leaving already marginalized and vulnerable communities even more at risk.