Ways to Celebrate Earth Day from Home

Earth Day is right around the corner. Take care of Mother Earth and celebrate Earth Day from home with one of these fun and green activities.

This year marks the 51st anniversary of Earth Day and there are plenty of ways you can love Mother Earth and celebrate Earth Day from home.

Take a peek at some of our favorite Earth Day activities here. Then, head outside and enjoy a little of the sweetness our little, blue planet has to offer.

Upcycle some old junk

Four recycled can bird feeders hanging in front of a white background

Using toilet paper tubes or coffee filters, your kids can make a craft that you’ll cherish for years.

Looking for even more ideas? Turn an old shirt into a scarf or make a detergent pac container planter.

Try an Earth-inspired recipe

Earth-shaped pancakes, a fruit-filled salad, macaroni and trees – the possibilities are endless when you’re using the Earth as inspiration for your next snack. Try some of the delicious recipes in our Earth Day recipe roundup.

You can also adopt meatless Mondays or, if you’re really passionate, a vegetarian or vegan diet.

Get outside

There’s no better time to enjoy the wonders of nature than on Earth Day — plus, it’s one of the things allowed under the Stay Home, Stay Safe order. Here are some fun ideas to get your child excited about going outdoors.

  • Visit a local Metropark: There are 13 of them and they’re all open for family fun – as long as you maintain six-feet between one another.
  • Clean up your yard or local park: Under normal circumstances there’d be a ton of community clean-up efforts. This year, they’ve mostly been canceled but you can still clean up your community on your own.
  • Go for a hike (or bike): Find a hiking trail or biking area near you and enjoy an afternoon of fresh air and exercise.

Go green

Zero-waste products on a white background

We’ve all got a bit more time to spare than usual. Use it to make your house a bit more Earth-friendly.

Do you have any other fun ideas on how families can celebrate Earth Day at home? Share them with us in the comments – and don’t forget to post your Earth Day fun on Instagram with the hashtag #MPMoment so we can see how you celebrate!

This post was originally published in 2020 and is updated regularly.

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