Happy Earth Day! From container gardening to plastic challenges to neighborhood safaris — today’s EDventures are all about celebrating Earth Day!

We know that staying home during COVID19 can be a challenge. Therefore, each day schools are closed, (cool) progeny will offer easy activities to keep the the whole family engaged. If you try any of these activities, post pictures to Facebook and Instagram and tag us (#coolprogeny and @coolprogeny). After all, we’re all in this together!

You can download a PDF of these ideas here.

Did you miss a day of our Cool Fun at Home series? No worries! You can view all of our (cool) fun at home ideas here.Earth Week Adventures: Earth Day!

EXPLORE OUTSIDE

Design a Play Garden

Design a dedicated play garden for kids to grow plants, enjoy sensory play and have a digging patch of their very own! Perfect for toddlers and preschoolers (and easy to do!). Check out this tutorial from The Imagination Tree

LEARN

How to Conserve at Home

Our friends at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore have some amazing tips and ideas on how to conserve at home and help the planet! Learn about rain barrels, bat houses, toad abodes, composting, and so much more on their site!

Kids vs. Plastic

Plastic water bottles, straws, and bags might be part of your everyday life. But that single-use plastic doesn’t disappear when you’re done with it: Most ends up in the ocean Your kids can learn more from National Geographic Kids and take the Kids vs. Plastic challenge!

CREATIVITY CHALLENGE

Flowering Messages

Today have your child make paper — but not just any paper! Plantable paper containing flower seeds!  NASA shows you how. Then write a message and make someone’s day a little extra special! 

MOVE

Recyclable Relay Game

Grab up your recycling and head out to the yard or the driveway for this fun game that helps teach your child the importance of recycling. You can find out how to play at Peacecorps.gov.  The instructions are meant for a “team” but it can easily be modified for individual play.  Your kiddos will have a blast and also learn how to sort trash for recycling.  Add a timer to this game for some extra fun. 

SCIENCE FUN

Egg Carton Container Gardening

Celebrate spring and the environment with an egg carton garden. It’s easy, educational and it’s good for Mother Earth. We’ll show you how.

Earth Day Fun with the Science Guys of Baltimore

Science Guys of Baltimore always make science fun, cool, and easy! They have some special at-home earth day for you today that you will definitely want to check out on Facebook or Instagram.

NEIGHBORHOOD SAFARI

Join the Neighborhood Safari!

Nat Geo is encouraging families to discover the planet through its amazing animals by creating a neighborhood safari. Continue your exploration today and consider how you can help save the Earth. Your kids can even learn to draw with Disney.