Happy Earth Day, روز جهانی زمین مبارک, Jour de la Terre heureux, سعيد يوم الأرض, Καλή Μέρα της Γης…
Earth Day or International Mother Earth Day according to the UN is celebrated every year since 1970 on the 22nd of April to demonstrate support for environmental protection. Usually there are events across the world, often coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network. Numerous communities carry out events and activities a whole week, Earth Day Week, focused on the environmental issues that the world faces. Take a look at the Animated History of Earth Day!
This year is the 50th Anniversary and amid the Covid-19 pandemic is celebrated digitally. Each year there is a theme to focus on and for Earth Day 2020 is “climate action”.
What you can do with your kids to save the planet? Some ideas to reflect on…
- Visit National Geographic for kids (English)
- Read aloud stories i.e. “It’s Earth Day” by Mercer Mayer (English), “The Earth Book” by Todd Parr (English), “I can save the Earth” by Alison Inches and Viviana Garofoli (English)
- Try some digital activities i.e. “Every day is Earth Day” interactive book by Starfall (English)
- Watch child-friendly videos to learn about recycling or other ways to save the planet i.e. “The Animals save the Planet” series by Animal Planet (English/Greek translation), “8 Ways Kids Can Help the Environment” by NETL, “Educational video about Recycling” (Greek), “Taking care of the environment” (Arabic), “Mother Nature” (Persian)