12 Fun Things to Celebrate Earth Month!

In April we celebrate Mama Earth. Find crafts, programs and events that will help kids become a little more eco-conscious while having fun!

1. Sign up for a 1-Day Earth Day Nature Camp at the Humber Arboretum
With Earth Day falling on Easter Monday this year, most schools will be closed, so the Humber Arboretum is hosting a one-day Nature Camp on Monday, April 22. Kids aged 5-12 are invited to join Humber Arboretum staff for a day of ecological exploration that's full of seasonal, hands-on activities. More

2. Go to an Earth Day Event
Earth Day takes place on Monday, April 22 but there are many events taking place all month long to celebrate. We've gathered a list of all the special events paying tribute to Mother Earth. More

3. Make Earth Day Treats
From creepy crawly parfaits to beautiful flower pot cakes, your little sprouts will love these yummy nature-inspired recipes! More

4. Make Earth Day Crafts
Your kids will have fun using recycled materials to make these beautiful earth day crafts and projects. More

5. Sign Kids up for the Little Saplings Parent & Tot Program at Kortright
In this weekly program, youngsters will explore a new nature theme each week. The format allows for consistent structure with flexible content. Parent or caregiver participation is required. Program starts April 13 and runs for 8 weeks. Fee includes park admission, so you can stay after your session and enjoy the trails at your leisure.​ More

7. Make Upcycled Crafts with your Kids
The best crafts to make are upcycled kids crafts! They are practically free and they help the planet. Transform items you already have in your house to make these 10 creative projects that kids will love. More

8. Take the Kids to Treewalk Village
The kids will spend time outdoors exploring a network of tree houses and climbing structures at Bruce's Mill Conservation Park. It's a great way of getting them out and playing in nature. Due to the popularity of this attraction, it's best to reserve your time-slot ahead. More

9. Get the Nilo and Kairo Apple e-Book
Embark on exciting adventures with Nilo and Kairo, two young friends who are discovering the world. Join them as they learn about the environment with Professor Green. Together, we can save our precious Earth! With interactive glossary and images, and fun activities/projects at the end of the book and online. More

10. Go to the Kids’ World of Energy Festival at Evergreen Brick Works
Wind turbines, solar cars, pinwheels, solar bracelets and more! Spend the day enjoying activities, games, and conversations focused on energy and sustainability. Free admission. The event is held April 27, 2019. More

11. Read These Earth Day Books with your Kids
A great way to discuss recycling and how to care for the planet is with a book. Start off this Earth Month by reading a book about various topics: Earth Day, the Earth, and Recycling. More

12. Take Your Kids to Nature Play in The Children’s Garden at Evergreen Brickworks
A unique and dynamic program and space where parents and guardians play with their children while co-creating a magical world of possibilities alongside a team of Nature Play Animators. April's theme is Earth Month where families explore and celebrate planet Earth and the different plants and animals which call it home. April 6 to 28. More

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