Although the celebration of Earth Day (April 22) was started almost 50 years ago, its message is even more pertinent today. Our planet faces ecological issues like climate change, drought, and water shortages. By teaching your children about Earth Day, you can instill in them a passion for making this planet a better, cleaner place. And you can start in your own backyard.

Take children on a nature walk, whether that’s in your backyard, at a local park, on a nearby hiking trail, depending on what’s accessible and safe in your area at this time. Doing a nature walk is not only about celebrating Earth Day, it’s also an opportunity for learning experiences. Explaining how practicing the 3 R’s will have a direct link to helping the planet and the very things found in nature.

We have put together a couple of fun, outdoor scavenger hunt to start those conversations about the importance of Earth Day and the planet.

Scavenger Hunt Nature

Scout Scavenger Hunt (colors)