Earth Day Fun

Compiled by Ashmar Mandou

Lawndale News Chicago's Bilingual Newspaper - Local NewsSince Earth Day is around the corner, April 22nd, here are a few ways to show the planet some love this weekend. Fun for the whole family these activities can help you celebrate Mother Earth from being out in nature to organizing your home. Happy Earth Day.

Clothing Swap:
Does your family have outgrown kids’ clothes, gently-used pieces that aren’t your style anymore or even new items that you’ve never gotten around to returning? On Earth Day, gather a group of your besties or neighbors and invite them to a clothing swap at your place or potentially a community center.

State Park:
Since many national parks are overcrowded, plan a vacation (or day trip) that involves visiting one or more state parks instead.

Feed the Birds:
Birds are important for pollinating wildflowers! Help keep them nourished with a bird feeder. Buy one that has a suction cup that sticks to the window so you can spend time seeing the various species up close and personal.

Scavenger Hunt:
Make a list of items for older kids to find at the park or on a hike. You might even want to theme the hunt to look for items of a certain texture or color.

Pick up sticks, rocks, feathers, pine cones and other natural finds in your backyard or at a nearby park, and challenge your child to use them — along with some other materials they already have — to make an art project.

Stash extra tote bags in your truck — it’s so easy to walk out of the house without them! And while you’re at it, put a few refillable water bottles back there. Then set aside time to meal-plan for the week because that’s a strategy that will cut way back on food waste.

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