Submitted by Ally M., Sprout Contributor

Earth Day is on April 22. Get your family excited about Mother Earth with these fun activities and crafts!

Earth Day Activities

  • Plant Trees
  • Learn about the environment by taking a family trip to the local library
  • Clean up litter in your neighborhood
  • Wear green or brown in honor of Earth Day!
  • Ride bikes or walk together as a family to commute
  • Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle
  • Buy as little as possible and only the necessities.
  • Try to avoid items that come in a lot of packaging.
  • Support local farms.
  • Take a reusable drink container with you, and try not to use disposable plates or cutlery.
  • Bring your own bags or carry a cloth bag to the grocery store to save on plastic bags.
  • Make earth-friendly products- homemade cleansers don’t contain harsh chemicals and are easy on little hands and lungs, household surfaces, and the environment.
  • Conserve energy with this “life saver” decoration that reminds you to turn off the lights when you leave a room.
  • Get your family together and make Earth Day crafts, such as the one below!

Coffee Filter Earth

What you’ll need:

  • Coffee filter
  • Blue and green washable markers
  • Squirt bottle (small glass of water to flick the water works too)
  • Black construction paper
  • Glue

What to do:

  1. Flatten out a coffee filter on a plate.
  2. Scribble on the filter with blue and green washable markers.
  3. Use the squirt bottle to squirt the coffee filter 2 or 3 times
  4. Let dry completely
  5. Glue your earth to the black construction paper

Source: www.dltk-kids.com.