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Happy Earth Day!


Earth Day is coming right up and to celebrate, we’re giving away some of our favorite nature related books! Just leave a comment telling us your favorite Earth Day activity for a chance to win your choice of any three books from the list below! We’ll choose a winning comment on Monday April 28th. This giveaway is now closed.

Congratulations Nannette! She said: “My favorite Earth Day activity is talking to my third graders about the meaning of this day. They all get a turn to share with the class about what they do to help our Earth, and get new ideas at the same time!”

We Love Nature! by Stacy Tornio and Ken Keffer
The Down and Dirty Guide to Camping with Kids by Helen Olsson
Compost by Ben Raskin
Seedswap by Josie Jeffery
Touch a Butterfly by April Sayre
Imagine Childhood by Sarah Olmsted
It’s a Jungle Out There! by Jennifer Ward
I Love Dirt! by Jennifer Ward
Let’s Go Outside! by Jennifer Ward
The Green Hour by Todd Christopher


28 thoughts on “Happy Earth Day!

  1. We pick a park, trail, campsite, etc., that is important to us and spend the day cleaning up the space so that it continues to be a beautiful space for us and others to use. We also let the kids go to a garden center and pick the annuals for their personal flower beds.

  2. Favorite Earth Day activity? Nothing beats planting seeds! Because that leads to an entire season of being outside and getting dirty. Happy Earth Day, all!

  3. Our favorite Earth Day activity is planting/gardening. So far..peaches, lemons, passion fruit, plums, oranges, guava 3 kinds, avocado, pomegranate, mint, rosemary, lavender, grape tomatoes…today…potatoes! My girls (3) are so excited they get to handle worms, yay, worms! Happy Earth Day.

  4. I don’t have a favorite because we do something different every year. This year, my daughters made a pledge to remember to turn out the lights, so we made signs and posted them throughout the house. I love seeing their effort to make a difference at such a young age. (They are 4 and 6.)

  5. Our favorite earth day activity is to go outside and enjoy all that nature shares with us, from the beautifully scented flowers to the enormous and shade giving trees. We make sure to pick up trash wherever we may be. =)

  6. We love making everyday Earth Day as much as possible! Bird watching, gardening, eating outside, playing in the dirt!

  7. Favorite Earth Day activity: My son and I like to sail and kayak on the Potomac River. We bought a fish net with a telescoping pole to scoop trash from the river. It’s more fun to try to get the trash without the net. We call this “can overboard” drills. It’s good practice for maneuvering the boat and helps keep our river looking good. #1 thing we fetch from the river? Tennis balls! Rover needs to work on his skills.

  8. My favorite Earth Day activity is talking to my third graders about the meaning of this day. They all get a turn to share with the class about what they do to help our Earth, and get new ideas at the same time!

  9. What a great giveaway! We try and make sure to do something different each Earth Day but, whatever it is, we try and make sure to spend the bulk of the day outside because I think kids need to really KNOW something to love it. And, if they love the Earth, they will be motivated to care for it! Today, I found out that my daughter requested tongs at school to be able to do a garbage cleanup on her recess break- it made me so proud! With my son at home, we spent the whole (cold and rainy) day outside building new garden plots for more homegrown veggies this summer! Thanks for the chance to win!

  10. Give each child a one yard piece of string tied together at the ends and a magnifying glass and a notepad and pencil. Go outside, have kids lay out their string in any configuration they want, then get down on their bellies to explore and record what they find (drawing, writing, or dictating if needed).

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