Nature Scavenger Hunt: Take your toddler on a nature walk and have them search for specific items, like rocks, flowers, or leaves. This activity encourages outdoor exploration and teaches children about different types of plants and natural materials.
Solar-Powered Toy: Create a solar-powered toy with your toddler using a small solar panel and a motor. This activity teaches children about the power of solar energy and how it can be used to create motion and electricity.
Recycled Art Project: Gather some recycled materials, like cardboard boxes, egg cartons, and paper towel rolls, and have your toddler create an art project. This activity encourages creativity and teaches children the importance of recycling and reducing waste.
Upcycled Bird Feeder: Create a bird feeder using upcycled materials, like a plastic bottle or a tin can. This activity teaches children the importance of feeding and caring for animals, promoting recycling, and reducing waste.
Plant a Garden: Plant a garden with your toddler and teach them about the importance of plants for our environment. This activity also teaches children about responsibility and caring for living things.
By incorporating STEAM-based activities into your Earth Day celebrations, you’re celebrating our planet and encouraging your child’s development in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. And at Collaboration for Children, we’re committed to supporting programs and initiatives that promote STEAM education for young children.