Young people engaging in Earth Day

… Activities for Families …

“One thing you can do, which is very important, is to talk to your parents and talk to the adults around you and try to influence them.”

“Share tips on how to take action even when you’re stuck indoors.”

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There are great ways to get children and young people involved in Earth Day activities:

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Children will want to care for what is familiar. When they only see nature through a video screen, they do not form the same connection as digging in the dirt, rolling on the grass, or using sticks to search for insects. Earth Day is an ideal opportunity to connect children with the outdoors and the vibrant world around them.

Earth Day Activities for Families | Bright Horizons®

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For starters, it’s easy to plan fun energy saving lessons that entertain children without feeling like a chore. Present games, challenges, and responsibilities, which will not only help kids understand why energy saving is important but will also encourage them to adopt good energy-saving habits of their own.

8 ways to have a kid-friendly Earth Day this year | SaveOnEnergy®

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Earth Day is a great opportunity to teach kids about the 5 Rs (refuse, reduce, reuse, recycle, and rot), global warming and climate change, how to and how to compost at home, and more. It’s also a perfect time to step outside and help your kids fall in love with nature. This list of Earth Day projects and events for kids and families isn’t exhaustive, but there are lots of fun things to try.

12 Engaging Earth Day Activities and Event For Kids [2021] – Honestly Modern

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Here are some fun things for school:

Celebrating Earth Day in Preschool

Engaging Earth Day Activities for Kids

10 Engaging Earth Day Activities for Kids – HelpTeaching.com

Earth Day 2021: Inspiring young global citizens

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But perhaps ‘children’ can teach themselves – as well as ‘adults’:

“To all the kids who want to get involved and take action for the climate and for the environment, I will say that there are countless things that you can do. One thing you can do, which is very important, is to talk to your parents and talk to the adults around you and try to influence them. That’s how I got started, at least.”

Greta Thunberg tells Newsround viewers to ‘take action for the climate’ – CBBC Newsround

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Last year, Vice magazine online asked young activists in six countries to “share tips on how to take action even when you’re stuck indoors”: (photo: Vice: courtesy of subjects)

How Young People Around the World Are Celebrating the Weirdest Earth Day Ever

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And this year, there’s a special event:

Earth Day 2021: Join the Global Youth Climate Summit | Teen Vogue

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For more:

Earth Day: The Official Site | EARTHDAY.ORG

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