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Earth Day 2013 Fun And Activities

Earth Day is Monday, April 22 and inspires awareness of and appreciation for earth’s environment. There are so many crafty ways to celebrate this special day.

Earth Day craft shaving cream

Have messy fun with shaving cream and create marbled Earth paintings with In Lieu Of Preschool.  I love how she shared a few Earth facts before they made their projects.

Earth Day planting party

Party budget friendly with Melissa of My Party Passion on Catch My Party with a planting party.  What a great way to teach the little ones about taking care of living things.

Earth Day free printables

While you are at Catch My Party, check out these free downloads from Wanessa Carolina Creations.

Earth Day marshmallows

The Decorated Cookie always has the most clever treat ideas.  Check out her earth marshmallows!

Earth Day Bug Out Party

Bug out in the garden with my Bug Out Party.  Raid your kids’ toy box for creepy crawlies to display.  I love to use reusable partyware like tissue poms,  cloth table covers  and recyclable paper products.  By purchasing neutral colored items like cake stands and platters, they can be used over and over again for any event to  display everything from food to craft items.  The only thing I purchased for this party was the food and more bugs to supplement the ones I already had! But to be fair, I do have a serious stash of party items.

Earth Day recycled map centerpiece

Recycle maps into a fun centerpiece of paper mountains like these from David Stark Designs via Martha Stewart.

Earth Day recycled map hats

Or turn them into fun party hats with One Charming Party.

If you are looking to head out, there are lots of activities happening across the Puget Sound. Here are a few interesting ones…

Seattle’s official Earth Day celebration is happening at Seattle Center. It will also mark the beginning of Sustainable Futures month at Seattle Center and there are free events happening all day.

For weekend events, the Tacoma Nature Center is hosting a Earth Day Extravaganza, Saturday, April 20.  It’s an event designed for families to get out and explore nature with activities including a Family Nature Walk led by park naturalists.

Also on Saturday, celebrate Newcastle’s 5th annual Earth Day at Lake Boren Park. From eco‐friendly  businesses showcasing green products and a 25’ walk‐in salmon to activities from the Pacific Science Center and mini‐seminars there will be family fun for all.

Learn how to green your home on Saturday, April 27 with the 2013 NW Green Home Tour. See just how innovative green design has gotten by visiting one or all 28 homes in Seattle and around the Sound. Whether you want to integrate some green features into your own home or just like seeing what’s out there this sounds like a great way to spend the day.

The Arboretum Foundation’s FlorAbundance Spring Plant Sale is also on Saturday and Sunday April 28. It’s the region’s largest and best plant sale and helps support the Foundation’s mission to promote, protects and enhance the Washington Park Arboretum for current and future generations.

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