Earth Day for Dum Dums: A Celebration for the Rest of Us

“But while I’m brushing my teeth and having so much fun, I never let the water run. No I never let the water run,” per Barney the dinosaur.

That’s my stab at water conservation. I’m not green. I’m not even mustard yellow. Earth Day is April 22 and it is a great time to teach our kids and ourselves ways to protect and celebrate the planet. I learned long ago that it is okay to not have the answer as long as you know where to look and who to ask. To that end, I have scoured the earth (aka the web) for easy, fun ways to get your planet love on.

Plant a garden with your kids. As Tsh at Simple Mom points out, you don’t have to have a lot of space or expertise to get started. Check out her post – Three Easy Ways to Garden with Your Kids.

Make Earth Day crafts. Nothing says Earth Day like a recycled UFO. Allison at No Time for Flashcards has compiled an excellent list of crafts and activities. She’s got everything from trash rainbows to green muffins. Read 20 Earth Day Crafts & Activities For Kids.

Teach the kids about recycling. This is a great way for your family to make a positive impact on Earth Day and every day. The Benefits of Recycling website offers an excellent primer on the importance of recycling and how to get started. Next, hop over to Disney Family Fun for dozens of crafts made from recyclables.

There are tons of ways you can make this Earth Day special. Personally, I plan to get on top of recycling my hubby’s Coke cans and my daughter can expect an earth tambourine.

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About Nicole Robinson

Nicole Robinson is a Dallas-based freelance writer who specializes in college planning, parenting, women’s lifestyle, education, and self-help. But she's always hungry to munch on new topics. In addition to writing for The BookWormMama blog, Nicole provides content, copywriting and proofreading services for various publications.

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