Welcome! I am a mom to two wonderful kids, a lovely retired greyhound, and a wife to a great husband. Needless to say, there are a lot of daily messes to clean up around our house. Daily Messes is my blog to share ideas on things to do with your kids, snack and meal ideas, crafts, and holiday fun. I hope you find something to enjoy!

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Earth Day is Wednesday 4/22!

When is Earth Day?
This year, Earth Day is Wednesday 4/22/2020.

What is Earth Day?
Earth Day was begun to celebrate and raise awareness about the Earth and its environment. It is celebrated world-wide. The first observation of Earth Day was on 3/21/1970. The United Nations made April 22 International Mother Earth Day in 2009. Lately, the focus on Earth Day had been about recycling, reusing, and reducing your carbon footprint.

Easy Ways to Celebrate:

  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Plant a tree in your yard.
  • Have the kids help you sort the recycling and bring it to the recycling bins.
  • Let the kids pick out flowers and have them plant them in the garden.
  • Recycle used cans, bottle caps, or paper towel/toilet paper rolls into crafts. (I have a wind chime craft that uses bottle caps and lots of paper towel/toilet paper roll crafts.) Even old broken crayons can be recycled into new crayonsstained glass, or help make a suncatcher!
  • Start a vegetable garden in your yard.
  • If the park/store is close by, walk instead of driving your car.
  • Have the kids help clean up trash at the local park or even your neighborhood. Please make sure to do it safely with gloves and masks if needed.
  • Make some art using nature!


FREEBIES: Most of the normal freebies for Earth Day (reusable bags, things found in the stores) will probably not be available this year due to Covid-19 and social/physical distancing. I did find a few freebies out there, and if you know any others, please share!
  • Printable coloring or activity book from Energy Star.
  • Amazon normally offers some type of discount for Earth Day.
  • Starbucks in the past has offered a free coffee with a reusable mug.
  • Caribou Coffee is offering a free reusable Earth Day tote with purchase of Earth Day Mug. 
  • Due to Covid-19/Corona virus, there are free virtual museum tours, free e-books on Amazon, iBooks, and Audible. Many of these could tie into Earth Day! My At Home Activities: Learning post has links to several freebies.

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