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Earth Day is April 22, and it may be one of the easiest “holidays” to celebrate in recent times. It’s a day that doesn’t demand big get-togethers and can include primarily outdoor festivities. Here’s a list of fun family activities you can do with your loved ones in observance of Earth Day 2021!

Plant a tree.

We bet you saw this one coming. But all great annual occasions deserve their own traditions, and planting trees has become an awesome one for Earth Day. The entire family can participate, and photographing your family with the flourishing sapling each year is great way mark the growth of both!

Create a nature scavenger hunt.

Going on a nature walk can be peaceful and relaxing, but if you want to make it more interactive, create a scavenger hunt to go along with it. Make a list of items to spy and photograph or collect along the way. You can also award bonus points for whoever picks up the most litter on your journey!

Feed the birds.

Making bird feeders is a fun activity each family member can do, and it can give you a chance to recycle, too. Simply spread peanut butter on an empty bath tissue or paper towel roll, and roll it in birdseed. Poke small holes in the top to attach string or twine, and hang it from a tree branch. Bon appétit,  birdies!

Cook with local produce.

Visit a local farmers market, and let everyone pick out fresh produce to take home. Then enjoy each other’s company as you prepare and share a wholesome meal together, talking about how the items are grown and where they were grown.

Read a book.

Reading a nature-inspired book with your family is a great way to wind down your adventurous Earth Day. Some titles to check out include Curious George Plants a Tree by Margret and H. A. Rey, The Earth and I by Frank Asch, and The Curious Garden by Peter Brown.

We hope these suggestions help you and your family have a great Earth Day and inspire you to make it a celebration to look forward to each year!

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