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Fifth grade was the year I really started thinking about the earth. I joined Ecology Club at school and started making my parents recycle and wanted plants everywhere.
Our class gathered up enough milk jug caps to make a bench for the playground. It’s still there for the kids to enjoy and reminds them of what taking care of the earth can offer.
I’m talking about this today because Earth Day is around the corner and I have some ways to get kids involved in Earth Day, as well as printable Earth Day Scavenger Hunt for you!
Ways to Get Kids Involved in Earth Day
#1 Nature Photography: Grab your camera or smartphone and head outdoors for some picture taking. Put your child behind the lens and let them capture the beauty mother nature has to offer.
#2 Cloud Watching & Star Gazing: Lay on blankets and pillows in the yard while pointing out cloud shapes and cloud animals. Head out at night time and gaze up at the stars too. When is the last time you found the Little Dipper?
#3 Egg Shell Planting: Still have some hard boiled eggs from Easter laying around? Take the shells and plant in them! Fill the shell with some potting soil and a seed, and once the seed sprouts, plan the whole thing in the ground!
#4 Outdoor I Spy: My kids LOVE playing I Spy! It usually entertains them on long car rides. The great outdoors offers tons of things for your little eye to spy and it’s even a fun game to play on the porch in the rain.
Earth Day Scavenger Hunt for Kids
For this scavenger hunt outdoors, I made a list of items your kids can hunt for in nature. Scavenger hunt clues like leaves, sticks, rocks, grass, bird feather, and more.
I even added litter to this Earth Day Scavenger Hunt for kids to either gather in a bucket or bag or just have them check it off the list. This is a great way to work in the topic of taking care of the planet while having some fun.
Grab the printable Earth Day Scavenger Hunt for kids below and head outdoors for some nature fun. For even more Earth Day activities for kids, check out Scholastic’s TurfMutt website!
You will find helpful articles with lots of ways to get kids involved in Earth Day. Plus, there are two free e-Books, including a digital storybook about superhero TurfMutt and the Outdoor Powers!
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You can also grab these printable Nature Scavenger Hunts that are also great Earth Day activities for kids!