This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of StonyfieldÂ® Organic KidsÂ®.
You will love our simple Earth Day activities for preschoolers. Kids are such incredible stewards of our planet. In fact, my kids are moreÂ conscious about recycling and saving energy than most adults I know. ThatÂ is why we partnered with StonyfieldÂ® Organic KidsÂ® yogurt to share someÂ of ourÂ favorite ways to celebrate Earth Day with little ones.
3 Fun + Simple Earth Day Activities for Preschoolers
I don’t know about you but finding fun projects and getting my kids outsideÂ helps our days go much more smoothly. April is Earth Month and so weÂ have been planning some fun and exciting activities that will help us stayÂ active. I am sharing three of our favorite activities below for you to try withÂ your toddler today.
1 Seedling Starter Project
My kids have learned that recycling helps save our planet and so theyÂ come up with some amazing activities that help use recycle and re-useÂ things around the house.Â
StonyfieldÂ® Organic KidsÂ® yogurt cups work perfectly for seedling planterÂ pots or tiny gardens as my little one calls them. All you have to do is rinseÂ them out when your kids are done devouring their delicious yogurt and thenÂ poke a few holes on the bottom of the cups.
Next, you simply fill the cups with planting soil and place a few seeds inÂ each of the little pots. The kids will love waking up each morning to checkÂ on their gardens. Speaking of StonyfieldÂ® Organic KidsÂ® yogurt cups did you know that theirÂ multipacks are made from plants? Plant-based cups are better for theÂ environment because they have a lower carbon footprint than their petroleum-based counterpart and StonyfieldÂ® Organic KidsÂ® is the only kids yogurt available in plant-based cups.
2 Park/ Beach/ or Playground Clean Up
Teaching kids about sustainability and pollution are two excellent ways toÂ help raise a global guardian. An easy way to do this is to host a park/beach/ or playground clean-up. This allows kids to learn about pollution and its damaging effects, whileÂ also learning about the importance of volunteerism as a way to combat theÂ problem.
To keep everyone energized make sure to pack some StonyfieldÂ® OrganicÂ KidsÂ® yogurt cups. We love freezing ours and allowing them to thaw in ourÂ bags when we are on the go. That way they are cool and refreshing when itÂ is time for a snack.
3 Nature Hunt
My kids love to get their hands dirty and nature offers plenty ofÂ opportunities to do just that. One of our favorite ways to explore nature is toÂ go on a nature hunt.Â Basically, I take the kids on a walk and have them act like detectives as they try and find fun natural treasures along our route. Sometimes they find leaves and acorns and other times its shells and sea glass.
They are always amazed at all the details each of their treasure beholdsÂ and our hunts also offer plenty of teachable moments too.
Why Choose Organic + Non-GMO?
As moms we hear a lot about choosing organic and Non-GMO products,Â but do you really know why choosing organic is so important?
On the market today there are plenty of products that claim to be “natural” but natural is not a regulated word. Only products that are labeled certified organic and Non-GMO Project verified are guaranteed to be made without the use of toxic persistent pesticides, artificial hormones, antibiotics or GMOs. Which is important for growing kids’ growing bodies. That is one of the reasons I choose to give my kids StonyfieldÂ® Organic KidsÂ® yogurt cups, they are both certified organic and Non-GMO verified. They also recently went through a sugar reduction across its StonyfieldÂ® Organic KidsÂ® portfolio, featuring between 25% – 40% less sugar than the leading kids’ yogurt.
Of course, it helps that my kids think that they taste delicious and love the ”˜cute characters on the cups too!
Learn more on the Stonyfield site!