Happy Earth Day! Take a little time to stop and celebrate our planet with your toddler today – here are a few fun and simple ways to do it! Also, check out a little list of ways we’re teaching our daughter to be eco-friendly over at Disney Baby today!
5 Ways To Celebrate Earth Day With Your Toddler 1 of 6Fun ways to celebrate the earth with your little one!
Go for a nature walk 2 of 6Take a walk around your neighborhood and pick up some bits of nature as you go! A leaf, a rock, even a handful of dirt. Just let your toddler pick up whatever bits of nature their little heart desires and put them in a jar for safe keeping and later examination. They'll love it!
Play at the park 3 of 6What better way to celebrate the earth than to get out and enjoy nature! Get off the couch and go play outside together.
Dig in the dirt 4 of 6Let your little one commune with nature (oh man...that sounded so totally hippie of me) by digging in the dirt. Most toddlers love a good excuse to get dirty.
Plant something 5 of 6Honor the earth by taking some time today to plant something sustainable in your yard if you have one. Even if you don't, you could always start a little indoor potted herb garden!
Eat something local 6 of 6Have a fun little cooking project with your toddler today using as many local ingredients as you can. Not only is it a great way to support local businesses, but it helps to eliminate some of the carbon footprint on our planet. Happy earth day!
Lauren Hartmann is the founder of The Little Things We Do, a blog about life and adventures in Portland Oregon. Follow her on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram or catch up on all of her posts here on Babble. More from Lauren:
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