Earth Day Activities


Earth Day is a time to honor the Earth and say thanks to Mother Nature for all that she gives us. It is a great day to plant a tree, learn what plants are good for your area, take a hike and admire the nature we are surrounded by each day. 

Earth Day

Earth Day is April 22, every year, and is celebrated across the world. 2021 marks the 51st year of the celebration. You can read more about the history of Earth Day and fund more fun facts here

If you are looking for Earth Day activities, we have ideas for you! We know that Earth Day 2021 will look at a little different, like most things we are celebrating right now, but that does not mean you cannot have fun and help make the Earth a better place for tomorrow. 

If you want to take a step back in time, here’s a broadcast from the very first Earth Day in 1970.

The theme for Earth Day 2020 is Restore Our Earth. One way to learn more about how your family can help the earth is to look at the impact of the food you eat on the environment. If you want to learn something new, there’s an online “foodprint” calculator. It will understand to footprint food leaves on the environment. Or, discuss as a family some of the Earth Day challenges and pick some to do. 

Activities you can do for Earth Day

Olmstead forest food chain Olmsted Parks Conservancy offers three free family-friendly nature scavenger hunts. This is one of the best Earth Day activities for kids. 

Tour of the Waterfront Botanical Gardens and learn about different plants and explore what they have built so far. 

Tell your kids about the Ripple Effects Photo Contest. Kentucky Waterways Alliance has information. It’s a photo contest about Exploring Water in Louisville for K-12 kids in the area. Submissions accepted through 6/10. 



Check out our good friends over at Kidlist. They have a great post about How to Grow Your Own Food and Buy Food from Local Farmers

Lift Up Lou is hosting a day during which you can volunteer to plant trees. It’s April 24. Sign up today and get active with you family and make a difference! Click here for info. 

If you are looking for other ideas that you can do from home, in your own yard or while taking a walk in your neighborhood, here are more Earth Day activities:

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