Arbor Day Celebration Ideas for Kids
You hugged a few trees on Earth Day, but now it’s time for another eco-friendly holiday – Arbor Day! While National Arbor Day is celebrated on the last Friday of April, some states hold the day on different dates (due to seasonal planting times). What can you, and your family, do to celebrate this tree planting holiday?
Plant a tree.
Obviously, planting a tree is ‘the’ way to celebrate Arbor Day. If you’ve got room in your yard, choose a type of tree to plant and care for. Start from a seed or purchase a young tree. Make sure that you leave plenty of room for your new addition to grow through the years.
Visit a forest.
Whether it’s the tree-line in your backyard or a national park, taking time to spend in nature connects you (and your kids) to the planet. Bring along a camera (or use your phone’s camera) and snap a few pics to commemorate the day!
Save a tree.
Instead of using new sheets of paper to draw on, make crafts or write notes, reuse old ones. Turn your child’s used worksheets over and you’ve got a new art surface that’s ready for markers, pencils or paints. Another option is to go paper free, writing notes (or even drawing) on your phone’s apps.
Research a favorite tree.
Go online or visit your local library to research different types of trees. Pick a favorite and look for it in your neighborhood!