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Earth Day. I remember vividly participating in so many amazing projects while I was in grade school and beyond for Earth Day and I wanted to create this post on 5 ways you can celebrate Earth Day with kids. I want them to know what Earth Day is all about and how we can implement certain things to make the Earth a cleaner and better place. Tide purclean and Kristen bell are teaming up with the World Wildlife Fund to take the #CleanPledge this year and so are we! Basically what this means is that you are pledging to: Wash with cold water, using an energy-saving HE washer and take care of your clothes to keep them longer. The idea is to convert as many homes as possible to energy efficient laundry habits. Are you ready for the coolest part? For each pledge received between now and Earth Day, Tide purclean will donate $5 to support WWF’s global conservation efforts, up to $250,000! All you have to do is visit here to Pledge OR just tweet using #CleanPledge. It’s SO easy to enter and it’s for a great cause!
PLEDGE HERE or just TWEET using #CleanPledge & Tide purclean will donate $5 to support WWF’s global conservation efforts!
Now, just a few quick words about Tide purclean! I hadn’t heard of it prior to this and I was excited to try it. It works as well, if not better than our previous detergents and it’s great at getting out those pesky stains from the kiddos! It’s made with 65% plant based materials, free of dyes, made with wind-powered electricity and it’s even produced at a facility that is zero manufacturing waste to landfill. Now that is a product I can get on board with for sure!
5 Ways You Can Celebrate Earth Day with Kids
1.) Eggshell Garden // This idea is one of my favorites and it’s on our to-do list! Creating an eggshell garden with an egg crate and herb seeds. I know that Olivia will love this one the best!
2.) Hiking and Enjoying Nature // A simple idea but one that is so important. Showing our children the beautiful world we live in and how wildlife flourishes and lives is key to them understanding why we need to take care of it. Simple things that we do every day can help to make this a more environmentally friendly place!
3.) Creating recycle & trash baskets that are specifically for the kids // Having the kids create their own baskets made with recycled goods and telling them what specifically goes into each basket! This way they can incorporate this habits early on and understand what it is that can be recycled and what cannot! Bring stickers, glitter, glue, pom poms and whatever other craft supplies you have on hand so that they can decorate each basket for themselves!
4.) Picnic Lunch // teach them that not everything needs to be cooked. Conserve energy by having them pick their lunch. Go to the fields to pick some strawberries or blueberries and then stop by a local farm and pick up some veggies! Create your own picnic lunch and teach them that the food we grow is also the best there is 🙂
5.) Have an entire day without electricity // Teach them what it’s like before we had lights, stoves, etc. Bring out the flashlights and participate in activities that don’t involve any electricity whatsoever. Go outside! Bike, play with chalk, plant a garden, anything that doesn’t involve electricity! When it becomes nighttime, bring out the flashlights and candles!