Celebrate Earth Day with your children

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We have been celebrating Earth Day on April 22 since 1970, when a U.S. senator from Wisconsin organized a national demonstration to focus awareness on our environment. Since the 1990s, Earth Day has been celebrated by more than 140 countries worldwide.

National Geographic Kids offers some ways children can celebrate Earth Day:

  • Be a waste warrior – learn about recycling
  • Turn off the lights when you leave a room
  • Plant a tree.

We also recommend these book lists:

Scholastic Parents: 10 Awesome Earth Day Books for Preschoolers
Top 10 Earth Day Books for Children – Family Education

If your children are into crafts, check out this video featuring five eco-friendly DIYs to protect the planet.