What is Earth Day?
Earth Day is an annual event that aims to raise awareness about the importance of protecting the environment. Earth Day was first held in 1970, and now has over a billion participants across the world.
What Do We Do on Earth Day?
The official Earth Day theme for 2022 is “Invest in Our Planet.” It focuses on global cleanup and teaching about the impact of fashion and food industries on the environment. This year, Earth Day ambassadors are partnering with Global Earth Challenge and the Canopy Project, to help combat the damage being done to the planet.
Learning About the Environment
One of the goals of Earth Day is to increase awareness in young people. From pre-school to college and beyond, there are ways for every age group to get involved with their community and learn about the planet. Check resources from your local schools and communities to see how you can get involved. There are also ways to set up your own environmental teachings, with help from the official Earth Day website.
Learning about the environment can be fun and exciting if you find the right methods. We love the Reusable Sticker Pad by Melissa & Doug for teaching young children about the planet. It comes with multiple environments and over 100 animal species to place in their respective habitats.
Taking Part in Change
Many children will be eager to take part in Earth Day with more than just games, and there are plenty of lovely toys that are cute, sustainable, and even educational. EUGY creates adorable, collectable figurines of animals that you can make together at home. Each piece of recyclable cardboard has a fun fact about your chosen animal printed on it. Our Earth Day favourite is the Bumblebee!
If you’re looking for environmentally friendly soft toys, then Keeleco is the way to go. From Snow Leopards to Elephants, the extensive range has a perfect furry friend for everyone. Another good option is sponsoring an endangered animal online. Sponsoring an animal often comes with a welcome pack, featuring a soft toy of your new friend. With this option, you can help endangered animals and share the joy as you receive monthly updates.
Grow Your Own
If you’ve got a green thumb then your child might enjoy learning about nature first-hand. You could grow flowers, fruit and veg, or do indoor gardening with herbs and houseplants. Fairy Forest Friends combine gardening with play, as you grow edible plants from the top of your fairy’s tree home.