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Earth Month Ideas with Kids

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Green Works for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

April is Earth Month. It’s a good time to teach kids why it’s important to be good stewards of planet Earth. I decided a kid’s mini-garden would be a great learning tool for Sam. I was right.

Earth Month Ideas with Kids

We’ve already talked about why we recycle and explained about saving trees by going paperless with online payments and reusable grocery bags. This year our neighborhood is participating in a nearby beach cleanup but I wanted to spend some one-on-one time on a project with Sam.

Gardening with Kids

A kid’s mini-garden is a science lesson, an art lesson, as well as an opportunity to talk about taking care of the earth. It’s also a lot of fun! What boy doesn’t like to play in the dirt?

How to Create a Kid's Garden

To make a kid’s garden kit you need:

  • Planter
  • Soil
  • 3 types of seed
  • Markers to indicate plants
  • Paint to decorate planter (optional but so worth it)

Kid's Gardening Ideas

Sam painted with gusto, telling me a story about his sky, fire, and earth images. But the best part, according to Sam, was pouring and patting the dirt. With gusto. I was thankful we were outside so the “damage” was minimal. I was also thankful for Green Works Disposable Cleaning Wipes and Multi-Surface Cleanser Spray to give our table and surfaces a wipe down because a kid’s activity that includes painting + planting = messy.

Green Works Cleaning Supplies

The Green Works brand fits right in with my penchant for safe products that really do the job. The top-secret cleaning ingredient is plant derived and it really cuts grime and smells good to boot! And as I’ve proved, Green Works products are good for use on multiple surfaces throughout the home—inside and out.

Green Works Cleaning Supplies

Another plus—you can tell your now-environmentally aware kids the wipes are compostable and they’re never tested on animals. #ILoveGreenWorks!

Kid's Herb Garden

The importance of conserving clean water came up in our Earth Month, building-a-garden conversation, too. Sam thought he should do his part by not showering. Such thoughtful reasoning and sincere convictions should be nurtured, right? Just for one day at least. But…those dirty hands. Wipes and thorough hand washing were the compromises we came up with. Happy Earth Day!

Kid's Garden

Check out the Green Work’s website for more information. You’ll find Green Work’s whole range of products in the household cleaning section at Target and save 20% at Target using Cartwheel.

 

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Stephanie Keeping

Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it's okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.