Earth Day Tips for Children
Earth Day, April 22, is approaching and that means it’s time once again to assess our choices and how they impact the environment. One way to make a positive impact on the environment is through organic farming. Eating organic is not only better for our bodies, but better for the ecosystem as well. Picking these fresh ingredients over processed, chemically-enhanced options helps to support organic farmers too.
Sprout organic foods is dedicated to providing babies, toddlers, and children with convenient, organic snacks and meals. With pouched options and single-serve items, their organic products are a healthy and efficient choice. Here are some more ways to get involved in this year’s Earth Day with your little one.
Earth Day Activities
- Collect. Whether its plastic bottles, aluminum cans, or cardboard packages, let kids make a collection of ‘garbage’ materials in a special box. Once the box is full, take it to the nearest collection facility where the kids can get cash for the items they’ve collected. If you don’t live in a state that pays for recycling, still collect items and let your little one be in charge of the process.
- Upcycle. Instead of buying arts and craft materials, use old bottles and packages to put together fun art projects. Build a town with cardboard boxes or a tin can totem pole.
- Donate. While plastic toys are fun and safe, their production is dangerous for the environment. Ask your child to donate their toys to other kids when they grow tired of them. Passing toys to friends and family members will allow your child a great opportunity to share.
- Volunteer. Join a local park or beach cleanup activity in your area on Earth Day. Cleaning up litter is hard work and might make young ones think twice about tossing something on the ground beforehand.
- Grow. Plant a tree with an official organization or make your own garden at home. If it’s too cold out, there are plenty of plants that will grow in an indoor windowsill. Tomatoes and peppers will grow on a windowsill and will encourage young ones to try new vegetables. Mushrooms and potatoes will grow by themselves if left out and can provide a fun science experiment as well.
What do you like to do on Earth Day to celebrate our beautiful planet?
About Sprout Foods
Sprout Baby Food’s mission is simple: provide babies and toddlers, and the parents who feed them, with fresh and delicious whole foods that encourage happy and healthy eating. Founded in 2009, the entire product line is organic and features dishes and recipes created by renowned chef Tyler Florence, a 15-year Food Network veteran, author and father of three and one of Sprout Food’s founders. Using unique cooking methods and seasoning the recipes with gentle, beneficial herbs and spices, Florence has created tasty, unique, nutritious combinations that babies and toddlers – and their parents – love.
For more information, and to see the complete Sprout Food product line, please visit: http://www.sproutbabyfood.com/index.php.