Updated: Apr 23, 2019
Below is a few Bible verses in relation to Earth Day!
Earth Day is the perfect opportunity to celebrate and educate at home. As parents, one of our most important jobs is to teach our children to respect and appreciate our environment. Here are some fun ideas for teaching kids about Eath Day.
Plant- Flowers are a wonderful idea. Head to your local garden center and decorate your home the with beautiful flowers! Perennials (flowers that come back every year) are easy to plant and will be a colorful reminder of your gardening efforts year after year. Or plant shrubs, trees, or a garden so you can also see/eat your rewards of your hard work.
Clean up the neighborhood- make this a game! You can take your kids and maybe a few others in your neighborhood to go to a park or other area that is safe to clean up the environment around. You will need to take gloves and trash bags whoever fills up the trash bag the quickest gets a reward along with the reward of seeing the hard work and efforts cleaning up this wonderful Earth that God has given us.
Spring clean. Dedicate the day to spring cleaning with natural cleaning solutions. If you are a Young Living Member check out the Thieves Cleaner! (After you try this you will never use those bad cleaners again!) Also check out many ways you can use Thieves cleaner!
Feed the birds. Make strings Cheerios on yarn and hanging the goodie loops from trees. This is also a great fine motor tuning activity for your little ones.
Eat dinner by candlelight. Turn off the lights at dinnertime and dine by candlelight. Discuss the importance of turning off lights and appliances when not in use.
Plan lunch and dinner menus that uses locally produced, healthy and organic foods. Gather ingredients from a local farmers market.
Bring your own bags. Every day you can save the Earth by bring reusable bags to the grocery store. Or even to craft and vendor shows, and anywhere else where you know you will need a bag.
Watch an Earth Day friendly movie. The Lorax, about a yellow-moustached orange creature fighting to save his environment, is a great pick for younger kids. An Inconvenient Truth is perfect for tweens and teens.
Read a book about nature. The real life animals of Curious Critters make for an interesting and fun read for kids of all ages. Earth Day Every Day is a great book for introducing little ones to this green holiday.
Host a toy and clothing swap. Invite your friends and their kids over for a toy and clothing swap. Take a moment to discuss the benefits of reusing, repurposing and recycling.
Host a crafting competition with garbage-bound odds and ends from around the home. Give your kids a selection of garbage bound odds and ends from around the home (boxes, ribbons, extra buttons, sandwich bag ties, etc.) and ask them to create a piece of art or a useful/unusual item.
Make a green family pact. Earth Day is the perfect day to create a green family pact. Discuss ways that your family can protect the environment: i.e. turn off lights after use, don’t let the faucets run, remember to recycle. Sign a pact promising to keep it green at home.
School Clean Up Day- Organize a day to clean up at your kids school. Create posters with environmental themes and ask teachers to post them in their classrooms.
Recycle- Look for recycling symbols on products you or your parents buy. Purchase items in recyclable packaging whenever possible. Avoid products that use excessive packaging.
Organic Pesticides- Steer your parents toward organic pesticides, such as those made from orange extract. Also make some using Young Living Essential Oils.
Repair - Check your home for leaky faucets or toilets, and volunteer to help fix those in need of repair.
Don't leave the water running while brushing your teeth or washing your face and hands. Take shorter showers.
No water used- Use a broom instead of a hose to clean the driveway or sidewalk. Also washing the car less often saves water.
Temp- Ask your parents to raise (in the summer) or lower (in the winter) the thermostat a few degrees, telling them it will save energy as well as money. Lower the blinds when the sun comes up, which deflects heat from the windows. Replace air filters. A clean filter helps the air-conditioner run more efficiently.
Do you have any other ideas to share?
Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice; let the sea roar, and all that fills it; let the field exult, and everything in it. Then shall all the trees of the forest sing for joy.—Psalm 96:11-12
The grasslands of the wilderness overflow; the hills are clothed with gladness—Psalm 65:12
You care for the land and water it; You enrich it abundantly. The streams of God are filled with water.-Psalm 65:9
The earth is the LORD's and all that is in it, the world, and those who live in it; for God founded it on the seas, and established it on the rivers.—Psalm 24:1-2
They are like palm trees planted by streams of water, which yield their fruit in its season, and their leaves do not wither. In all that they do, they prosper.—Psalm 1:3
Again Jesus spke to them, saying, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life."—John 8:12
I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest.—John 4:35
Then God said, "Let the earth put forh vegetation: plants yielding seed, and fruit trees of every kind on earth that bear fruit with the seed in it." And it was so.—Genesis 1:11
If you know of other Bible verses please share!