Earth Day was born on April 22nd, 1970, when millions of Americans came together to bring awareness to the environment and the importance of taking care of our blue planet.
Since then, many countries continue to participate in different Earth Day activities that help conserve resources, educate others about pollution and the urgent need to help clean up our land, sea and air.
The earlier we start educating our young ones about taking care of our planet, the better our future will be. At Busy Bee, one of our themes is Earth Day and we discuss different ways to help our planet. To continue the fun, here are a few ways to incorporate the three R’s at home.
Have different coloured bins to help separate your recyclable materials like plastic bottles, cans and paper. This is a great way to show your little one that items we can recycle should be separated so they are processed easily.
Keep different items that can be reused for other uses such as plastic bags for grocery bags, glass jars for keeping pantry items, or even take-away cutlery for art projects. Many everyday items can be reused or repurposed, especially when used for art projects for kids. This is not only great for the environment, but also a fun way to play with your kids!
By reminding your child to reduce the amount of waste we create, we can help with land pollution and what ends up in the landfills. You can buy less processed food that come in packages, buy fresh vegetables and fruit, buy in bulk, and/or use cloth bags for groceries. You can also establish a “borrowing” book club with other children and let others borrow books to read and vice versa. That way, you don’t need to buy new books, but rather borrow books to read and save money too!
There are many ways to introduce the importance of taking care of our environment to our little ones. These are just a few ideas to try at home. We hope you enjoy helping the earth and educating your little one all at the same time!
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