Help little ones celebrate our beautiful home on Earth Day, April 22, and beyond.
Sing songs such as, “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands,” or “Deep and Wide” and talk about God’s amazing creations.
Let younger children act out different animals. One fun way to do this is to spread out a sheet on the ground and let them all stand on the sheet. Pretend you are in an elevator going up and down to different floors. When you reach the destination, announce “Elephant Floor!” Everyone gets off the elevator and acts like an elephant for a minute or two. Then call “All Aboard!” and move on to another floor. Try tigers, ants, puppy dogs, and monkeys. Tip: Before ending the game, transition by entering the whispering floor, the tiptoeing floor, and finally, the napping floor.
Older children can spread a large sheet of paper and draw or paint the rain forest. Learn about endangered animals such as sea turtles, bald eagles, and manatees.
Don’t forget to encourage your family to reduce, reuse, and recycle.
“Great are the works of the Lord; they are pondered by all who delight in them.” – Psalm 111.2 (NIV)