Let's plant a flower, Let's plant a tree


April 22 every year is celebrated as Earth Day the world over. It is a day to reflect on what we can do on our part to conserve the natural resources of Mother Earth, to reduce air, water and noise pollution, to make the planet a more sustainable place to live in for the future generations to come. Here are a couple of ways to mark the occasion and let our kids know the importance of Earth Day.

- ‘Let’s plant a flower, let’s plant a tree’ goes this song. Well, what could be a better way to celebrate Earth Day? Plant a tree with your kids in your garden or backyard this April 22nd. Let your child take up the responsibility of caring for the sapling – watering it, adding manure to it and the like.

- Use trash and discarded materials and come up with an innovative recycled craft with your kids. It could be anything – milk cartons, old newspapers, random toilet paper rolls, empty soda cans or anything else you can think of. Recycle, reuse and upcycle – this will teach your child the importance of creatively bringing unwanted things into use.

- Gather the neighborhood kids and organize a fun scavenger hunt. For instance, ask them to collect the following – something made of wood, something round in shape, something that makes noise, something that comes in twos, and so on.

After all, it’s true that ‘We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.’

Happy Earth Day!


I am an assistant teacher and my aim is to curate unique learning tips and techniques customized towards kids.

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