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30 Ways To Make Earth Day For Kids More Engaging And Fun

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Earth Day is a global event that takes place every year on April 22, to show support for environmental protection.

Earth Day majorly talks about climate change, healing the ozone in the atmosphere, conserving fossil fuels, and saving the aquatic population of the oceans. Oceans have corals that get bleached because of industrial pollution and the increased temperature of the Earth, which is also a result of global warming.

In the year 2016, Earth Day marked the signing of the Paris Agreement by the United States of America, China, the United Kingdom, and other 120 countries. This signing fulfilled a fundamental criterion for the historic draft of the climate protection treaty to enter into force, which was accepted by unanimity by the 195 countries present at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris. Every year, National Geographic also showcases many Earth Day activities for kids and streams programs related to Earth Day facts on their channel.

If you want to have a better insight into Earth Day, you can read and explore more about 10 facts about Earth Day and Earth Day facts articles here at Kidadl.

Earth Day Crafts And Activities

Earth Day is one of the best occasions to make students understand and introduce the importance of conserving nature, climate change, increased levels of carbon dioxide, planting trees, recycling, composting, and decreasing the use of plastic bags and plastic pollution. There are many fun activities to celebrate Earth Day with your child at home or in a classroom full of students having a fun learning experience.

There are many Earth Day craft for kids through which you can teach about recycling, conservation of plants, and making efforts for a healthier place.

You can make a bookmark by drawing and coloring a circle in blue and green. This will have a lasting effect on children, as even after Earth Day, they will see it regularly. Coloring the paper plate like Earth is another great activity, as it will not only teach the kids about biodegradable resources but also make them understand recycling. Re-using the used cans to have an activity on Earth Day can not only bring fun and enjoyment, but also a whole package of learning. You and the kids can clean the used cans first, and then paint them with various colors of your choice and also decorate them with various sparkles or stickers. These cans can be used as a pen stand, key chain holder, penny-collector, flower vase, or any other decoration for the house.

Five Facts About Earth Day

We celebrate Earth Day to create more awareness and gratitude for the tax-free environment of the Earth.

Earth Day is the most celebrated and largest environmental occasion worldwide.

On the first Earth Day, about 20 million Americans, or about 10% of the total population of that country, took part in the celebration.

After the first Earth Day, environmental concerns actually became a national concern and, later, an international agendum.

The very first Earth Day was celebrated in the year 1970.

Difference Between World Environment Day and World Earth Day

Earth Day is celebrated on April 22 every year to increase awareness among people about the environmental conditions of the planet Earth. This day aims to increase awareness, specifically about climate change, pollution, global warming, and many other issues. Nowadays, to celebrate World Earth Day, children/students of all age groups, as well as adults worldwide, come together and take part in many events. This enthusiasm of people to celebrate this day has even led to the formation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Apart from the EPA, many game-changing environmental laws like the Occupational Safety and Health Act and the Clean Air Act have also been enforced.

World Environment Day is celebrated every year on June 5 by the United Nations to encourage action and awareness with regard to giving protection to the environment. Every year, World Environment Day has a specific theme for the celebrations. There is also a website for the celebrations of World Environment Day at a global level. This website also has a list of many events that take place around the world on that day. These events include movie screenings, music, meetups, expert panels, story time, and many lectures. This year, all of these events were virtual because of the global COVID-19 pandemic. It's all in good fun, but it's also supposed to emphasize the need to find a method to balance humanity's survival with the preservation of other species. The Great Animal Orchestra, for example, performed at one of the events on June 5, and combined animal sounds with visual representations to provide an immersion into the core of nature's sounds, as well as a visual and sound meditation on the imperative of maintaining the beauty of the world of animals.

First Earth Day Celebration

On June 22, 1969, many chemicals and oil spilled into the Cuyahoga River, which later caught fire. Also, a few months before that, another oil leak happened on the coast of Santa Barbara. Some other environmental incidents also happened in the same year, which caught the attention of the nation’s media and provoked the public to take into consideration the harm done to the environment. After these many incidents, the founder of Earth Day, Gaylord Nelson, former governor of Wisconsin, organized a ‘teach-in’ campaign to inform people of the seriousness of environmental issues on April 22, 1970.

At the end of 1970, the first Earth Day marked the formation of the Environmental Protection Agency (United States) as well as the enactment of other groundbreaking environmental laws such as the Occupational Safety and Health Act, National Environmental Education Act, and Clean Air Act. Later, after two years, Congress passed the Clean Water Act also. After that act, the Endangered Species Act was also passed by Congress.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly facts for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for Earth Day for kids, then why not take a look at characteristics of Earth or Earth’s atmosphere facts?

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