Having a schoolyard garden means that you’re already a wonderful steward of the earth. Take a minute to give yourself a pat on the back, because in a way, you celebrate the earth every time you visit your garden!
In honor of the official Earth Day, we’d like to share a few other ways you, your students and their families can celebrate mother earth.
To expand on these 5 fun ways to celebrate, check out the links below –
1.) Check local event calendars to find Earth Day events near you.
- KC Can Compost – Urban Composting Made Easy, Earth Day 2022 and Earth Festival (EF22)
- Lake Side Nature Center – Celebrating Earth Day
- Kansas City Zoo – Party for the Planet
2.) Go on a Nature Scavenger Hunt – Create your own or use our Take a Walk and Explore Your World lesson plan.
3.) Try a new recipe using vegetables and fruits. I have listed a few of our favorite SYG spring garden recipes below and you can find our full list here.
If a recipe isn’t in the cards for you this spring, try our Taste Test Evaluation Activity instead. This is a fun way to get students trying veggies right there in the garden and it doesn’t require any additional ingredients! If you do this activity, please be sure to snap a photo of the results and send it to your SYG coordinator.
4.) Create art using recycled materials.
- Check out our Potato Vegetable Spotlight featuring the Recycled Garden Art activity.
- Make recycled art with friends at the Merriam Community Center – Kids DIY Earth Day Upcycled Crafts Workshop
5.) Have an Earth Day Dance Party with some of our favorite nature themed kids songs –
- Earth Worms by Blake Rules
- Bees by Blake Rules
- Bumblebee (Buzz Buzz) by The Laurie Berkner Band
- The Vegetable Song
- Pick it Up (Earth Day Rap Song)
Happy Earth Day everyone!