Earth Day is just around the corner, and you might be thinking that your kiddo is too young to really understand the concept of Earth Day and all it encompasses. The truth is, kids probably understand the earth better than we do, and our job as parents is to keep that deep, inherent love for our planet alive in them as they grow up. People of every age can partake in the festivities and with Earth Day activities for preschoolers, your little one's mind is ready to soak in what you have to impart.
Of course, these are things you can do on basically any day, not just Earth Day. A big part of Earth Day is simply bringing care for our planet back to the forefront of our minds and everyday lives. As your kid gets more and more interested in the earth and how to protect it, Earth Day-type activities can become a part of your daily lives.
An easy way to bring awareness to kids about simple Earth-friendly practices is to narrate your daily habits. "I'm packing some water bottles for us, so we don't have to buy plastic ones later and create more garbage," or "Oops, somebody dropped their trash by accident, I'm going to grab it and put it in the closest trash can, so it doesn't end up hurting an animal." Not only will your child catch onto things they can do to help the earth, they'll also begin to see why it's important.
The following activities can help to ignite their passion and understanding for the earth, as well as how to take care of it.