Earth Day ideas for moms can get a bit complicated and overwhelming (Visit a state park! Plant a tree!) but it is fun to do SOMETHING on April 22dnd. My kids are 13, almost 10 and eighteen months so my days are spent monitoring screen time, assisting with science projects and policing an adventurous toddler. I “go green” when I can, even if it’s just using reusable snack bags in the boys’ lunches or riding bikes to the fro-yo store instead of driving.
Earth Day focuses on all the ways we can be kind to the earth. Let’s keep it simple with easy Earth Day ideas for moms.
Use your reusable shopping bags and water bottles like usual but explain to your kids how you’re saving items from the landfill. If they’re never seen a dump before, that’s a worthwhile Google image search!
Ransack your kids’ book shelf (the random piles, books shoved under their beds, whatever) for anything about nature, the outdoors, bugs, Earth, the desert, etc. Read them together or keep them accessible so your kids can flip through them.
Grab a few cheap pots at a thrift store and some $2 plants and pretty up your patio or porch. Even better, plant something edible like mint or basil.
Clip vegetation from your yard and put it in a vase.
Tour the house talking about ways to save water. Turning off the water while brushing your teeth counts. While you’re at it…
Practice turning lights off when you leave a room.
Do you know someone with a garden? Make a visit to it and bring something home to eat. I hope to be in one of my favorites, Miracle Haven Garden.
Go on a nature walk around your neighborhood and look for unusual rocks, plants, feathers or birds to admire. Bonus: pick up trash as you go. Better yet…
Find some grass and dig in with your bare feet for yoga or stretching (it’s called “grounding” and they say it’s good for your health). Take a blanket and spend time gazing up at the sky. It’s nice to feel small sometimes.
Eat a vegetarian meal. A frozen vegetable lasagna counts.
I hope these easy Earth Day ideas for moms inspire you. Let me know what you end up doing!