Handmade plant markers become treasured keepsakes in the garden! Create fun fruit and vegetable themed DIY garden rock markers to label your outdoor veggie plants. Your kids are sure to always remember gardening fondly when you mix in lots of fun!
It's no secret that our bees need a little extra help these days! Create this awesome bee hotel (or bee house) to do your part to save the bees! A bee habitat can be easier to build than you might expect. Plus, helping out those pollinators also helps your garden - win-win!
Recycling is one of the classic Earth day activities, but it's even better when you pair it with a stunning crafting talent like macrame. A DIY macrame herb garden lends elegance and clever use of your growing spaces.
Winter sowing has been all the rage this year! Keep the momentum going when you repurpose a food container as a mini greenhouse to start even more seeds! This post tells you all you need to know about making an instant mini greenhouse.
Kids will love painting empty Gatorade bottles and transforming them into an airy herb garden for the fence! Lots of gardeners wish they had more growing space - here's an easy and memorable way to grow vertically.
If you're anything like me, you have so many plants and not enough plant tags! Make these useful DIY plant markers to keep track of all the things you grow. (This is a great way to recycle and also makes it even easier when it's time to start saving seeds from your plants!)
All kids should paint a flower pot at least once in their life! There's just something to be said for little ones expressing themselves through art and plants. This colorful Earth Day activity lets kids be creative while making a beautiful flower pot where they can proudly plant something themselves!
First hot chocolate bombs, now seed bombs! This super fun and hands-on garden bomb tutorial is sure to be one of the most memorable Earth Day activities for the garden! This project is simple and a ton of fun for kids of all ages.
Garden bombs are great fun for your own yard, a gift for Grandma, or the perfect fix for that neglected part of the neighborhood! (hah!)
Growing food from kitchen scraps is a fun science experiment to do with the kids! A few quick steps can translate to a personal salad or more! Potatoes, leaf lettuce, and celery are just a few of the foods you can grow from scraps. Try this at home on Earth Day and beyond.
Most kids love the excitement of growing seeds. Toddlers especially will have so much wonder, but gardening at any age offers so many benefits. Follow the simple steps in this post to make a wonderful starter garden with your little ones for Earth Day.
Recycle some plastic bottles and stones into very cool and useful self-watering planters. Kids will love the engineering style of this Earth Day activity! Plus, many plants thrive when watered from below the roots.
Make your own tie-dye seed papers in the shape of a heart with little ones who love to get their hands on the projects. This is one of those Earth Day activities that combines recycling AND growing, and it's easy, quick, and uses only a few materials. So much fun and so memorable!
As you're looking for Earth Day activities to do with kids, try flower pounding! This is a great way to get them involved in making natural colors from the plants and flowers around them. This sort of project seems like one that can truly change the way they look at the world.
These lovely garden markers make gorgeous plant accents! Making garden markers from can lids would be a wonderful craft for older kids or young ones with adult supervision. You can even make them to complete a plant gift!
Family traditions speak volumes for memories and special moments. Try making these DIY stepping stones as an annual Earth Day project with the kids. So many fun possibilities for beautifying your outdoor spaces with your kids' own artwork!
Final Thoughts: Gardening Earth Day Activities
In an Earth Day celebration, take some time to focus on the world around you. So many beautiful, wonderful things are out there just waiting to leave a lasting impression on life.
I plan to do a little planting with our girls and I’ll show them this list and see which projects might interest them.
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This fun heart art seed paper is perfect for a kids’ craft or a little relaxation time as an adult gardener. I chose to do this with my kids, but they soon abandoned me, so it ended up being a little winter gardening “me time” as well. I chose to make our seed-filled recycled paper…
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Earth Day gives us as parents the perfect opportunity to teach our kids about our wonderful planet. It’s also a great time to make memories! Here are 20 things to do for Earth Day with a focus on outdoorsy fun. It’s always great to get kids involved in taking better care of our Earth. We…