This year, we will all be celebrating Earth Day at home. Who-hoo! And while this may seem like it can limit your options, that doesn’t have to be the case. Like many others, you may be used to venturing out into the community to celebrate this day – whether you go to Sky High Sports Portland, to the local library, or just out to the park with friends – but this year is different.
Use this as an opportunity to expand your options and get creative. While you may not want to go out to grab supplies or use certain commodities you should be rationing, there are still some fun-filled, family-friendly activities you can do with a few simple things you probably have around the house. So, let’s explore your options!
1. Have A Picnic
Enjoy the beautiful Oregon weather and have a family picnic! Having a picnic would be the perfect time to teach your family how to reduce waste by using reusable plates and utensils and it is also a great time to thank Mother Earth for what she’s given us.
2. Bird Watching
Explore the beauty of Earth, straight from your backyard! Bird watching is an easy and fun way to get your family involved with nature without having to leave your home.
3. Start Growing
What better way to spend Earth Day than planting something beautiful? Teach your family all about the importance of gardening and how plants release oxygen into the air.
4. Earth Day Hunt
Make a scavenger hunt with items your family can find in your front or back yard. Get to know your surroundings better by searching and identifying plants and insects that make their homes in your very own backyard.
5. Make Crafts With Recycled Materials
Teach your kids about the importance of recycling while having fun! Use recyclable items such as cardboard, paper, plastic bottles, and create a masterpiece! Build a fort with cardboard boxes or create wind chimes with bottles, the possibilities are endless.
Earth Day may feel different this year with social distancing in full swing, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t celebrate. Instead, you will just need to find ways to celebrate your own little slice of Earth with the people you love. And remember, FaceTime is a still a great option – so challenge another family to join you virtually from their backyard for one of these fun activities!
At Sky High Sports Portland, we are “seizing the day” and spending this time reconnecting with our families and our planet. So, we hope you’ll join us, and do the same! For more Earth Day activities check out our network blog!