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Earth Day Activities April 22 Kids Project

04/19/2016

Earth Day Activities April 22 Kids Project
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Earth Day is April 22nd ! Another opportunity to inspire awareness of and appreciation for earth’s environment is upon us! Originally, April 22 Earth Day, founded by Senator Gaylord Nelson, and was first organized in 1970 to promote ecology and respect for life on the planet as well as to encourage awareness of the growing problems of air, water and soil pollution. Thankfully, this awareness has changed the way we think about Earth and how we need to preserve and protect it. Celebrate Earth Day Activities April 22 Kids Project and Free Printable Earth Day Coloring Page.

 Earth Day activities usually include outdoor performances, where individuals or groups perform acts of service to earth. We have found fun and creative ways of observing Earth Day to  include planting trees, picking up roadside trash, conducting various programs for recycling and conservation, using recyclable containers for snacks and lunches.

Kids especially benefit from learning and participating in Earth Day activities.  It is so important that the next generation learns to love and protect our Earth.  Celebrate Earth Day with your kids!  I say make it fun and they will definitely jump on-board.  Participate in eco-friendly activities to enjoy on April 22 and year-round to go “green.”

Below is a fun project to do at home.

Make a quick and fun bird feeder using a recycled coffee can and THEN download your FREE printable coloring page- Earth-Day-Coloring-Page to get the kids in on the action. Download as many as you like ! It’s yours FREE.  Remember to use recycled paper and recycle again when your done, i.e. running it through the shredder and use that to line a bird cage or use as packing material, etc.

Bird Feeder Project:

Feed Mother Nature’s birds by recycling a coffee can into a bird feeder. Be sure to have your binoculars and bird identification book handy when you put up your feeder.  Encourage the kids to keep a diary of the birds that take advantage of your feeder.  Posting pictures on social media is a fun way to spread the word about Earth Day !

Earth Day Activities April 22 Kids Project

Recycled coffee can bird feeder

SUPPLIES:

  • Used coffee can with plastic lid

  • Can opener

  • Craft paint

  • Paintbrush

  • Scissors

  • Washi Tape or Duct tape

  • Yarn

  • Birdseed

Step 1:  Clean and open the bottom end of your coffee can with a can opener.  Place duct tape or thick tape around edge and fold over to protect fingers from cuts.  The top will already be open. Repeat tape placement around edge.  (Adult supervision)
Earth Day Activities April 22 Kids Project

Step 2:  Cut the coffee can’s plastic lid in half. (Again, Adult supervision)

 

Earth Day Activities April 22 Kids Project

 

Step 3:  Paint your coffee can lid halves with Outdoor Acrylic Paint (Folk Art or other brands.  Get them at any craft supply store like Joanns, Hobby Lobby or AC Moore). Let dry.

Earth Day Activities April 22 Kids Project

Step 4:  Paint stripes or any design on can OR decorate your can with colorful duct tape or Washi Tape. Tips: Layer the tape on top of each other to create different widths.

Earth Day Bird Feeder Earth Day Activities April 22 Kids Project

Step 5:  Cut yarn or ribbon at your desired length. Thread it through your can. Tie ends in a secure knot.

Step 6:  Place the half lids on both sides of the can.  Make sure that lid placement is identical on both sides so bird seed will not fall out.

Step 6:  Fill your can with birdseed and hang outside using a hook or hinged clip. You are done ! Enjoy the birds !

Earth Day Activities April 22 Kids Project

 

Hope you enjoyed Celebrate Earth Day Kids Project Free Printable Coloring Page, these quick and easy ways to celebrate Earth Day April 22 with your kids – after all they will inherit this Earth from us.  They need to see the importance of protecting it for all to enjoy for years to come.

Here’s to sand between your toes and sunshine on your face.

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