Fun Earth Day Activity

— Written By Leah Joyner and last updated by Elisabeth Purser
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Earth Day is this Friday, April 22 and there are many opportunities for families to get outside and take care of our earth. This year’s Earth week theme is Invest in our Planet and there are several ways you can participate in the cause and take action. A fun activity to do with your kids is to make a bird-feeder with common household items. These include a toilet paper roll, peanut butter, birdseed, a butter knife, a large plate, hole puncher, yarn, and optionally chopsticks. It’s a really simple activity for kids of all ages to do with very easy steps. 

Toilet Paper Roll Bird FeederFirst, use a hole puncher to punch holes in the top of either side of the toilet paper roll. Then, spread the toilet paper roll with peanut butter with a butter knife. If you have an allergy to peanut butter, don’t worry, you can easily use honey or lard as a replacement. Next, pour birdseed on a large plate and roll the toilet paper roll around the birdseed so it covers the entire roll. Use the yarn to string through the two holes at the top of the bird-feeder big enough to hang on a tree branch. Finally, if you choose, poke the chopsticks through the bottom of the bird-feeder on four sides so it makes a cross pattern for the birds to sit on. 

This is a great way to help the environment and the animals in it by providing them with something to eat. You can check out other ways to help the environment by visiting keyword Action Tool Kit.