Wednesday, April 22 is Earth Day and the global ‘holiday’ is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. As we are all spending a lot of time in our houses, it’s important to also take time to think about our home – planet Earth – and ways we can preserve and protect its future. Here are fun, easy and educational activities you can do at home with kids to honor Earth Day.


Earth Day Activities + Games


Get Creative


Good Reads


Eat Well


Start new habits as a family

  • Buy in bulk. Buy the big boxes to use less packaging and serve your portion sizes in reusable silicone sandwich bags and even reusable pouch containers.
  • Have a vegetarian day. Cutting meat out of your diet for one day a week can make a difference and it doesn’t have to be difficult – in fact it can make meals even easier! Cereal for breakfast, PB&J for lunch, quesadillas, pasta with sauce and vegetables, or pancakes for dinner are a few ideas everyone can enjoy.
  • Invest in re-usable cups. Plastic water bottles maybe convenient but they are very bad for the planet. Invest in a special cup for everyone at home and make sure to bring it with you wherever you go.
  • Shop new to you. Buying clothes second hand extends the life of a product and helps you save some money. Check out a local thrift shop, Mom2Mom sale, Facebook Marketplace or online resale sites like Kidizen or ThredUp for cute clothes for the whole family.
  • Grow your own food. Start a garden in your yard or kitchen window. Your family will have a go-to activity and fresh food to eat. Here’s a guide to help you get started.