Earth Day activities | Charlottesville Area Moms

Earth Day is Monday, April 22.  Here are some ideas to celebrate with your little ones- big and small!


For your younger kiddos: 


What better way to spend Earth Day than outdoors?  Take your toddler on a hike or just explore the backyard with this printable nature scavenger hunt !





This article originally appeared on Little Learning Club


For the older kiddos:


This simple seed bomb recipe will be a fun activity to celebrate Earth Day in your home!



You will need:

3-4 Packages of Flower Seeds
3 Sheets of Construction Paper
Food Processor
3 Small Containers
Baking Sheet and Parchment Paper (drying seed bombs)


How to make seed bombs:


Step 1: Start by cutting your construction paper into one-inch squares. Place each color separately in a container.


Step 2: Once you have cut up all your paper squares and each container is ready, add water. Cover the paper completely and allow to soak for 20 minutes.



Step 3: When the 20 minutes is finished (the hardest part is always waiting), take one container and squeeze the excess water out of the paper. Place the paper in a food processor and pulse until the paper becomes pulp!  Place the pulp back into its container. Go ahead and repeat with the next two colors until you have three containers of pulp!



Step 4: Divide the packages of seeds between the three containers gently mixing them into the pulp.


Step 5: Start by taking a bit of each color from each container and forming it into a ball!



Step 6: Place your homemade seed bombs on a parchment lined baking tray. You can go ahead and press a few more seeds into the balls if you think they need a few more! Let your tray dry overnight!



Step 7: Plant seeds with kids! Once dry, toss your flower seed bombs into your favorite flower pot or garden plot (still have to dig a hole first)!



This recipe for Seed Bombs originally appeared on Little Bins for Little Hands. 



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