It’s never too early to teach your children love for this little planet we call home. We set out as a family this Earth Day to pick up trash at a local running trail. Find a park or trail near you on a beautiful day, and your kids will love it… and learn that everyone can help make a difference, no matter how small.
Travis was arguably most excited about the trash bags we carried along and the rubber gloves we got to wear, and headed off very proudly.
Lots of bottle caps and candy wrappers in this neck of the woods!
Whenever we found plastic or metal, we’d point out to Travis that those items don’t belong in the Earth.
It was a beautiful nature excursion to appreciate Earth too, of course – butterflies and ants galore. Travis proudly helped throw our collection into the trash when we had finished.
Once we got home, I made a little pamphlet so we could remember what we had done and invited Travis to draw our adventure inside.
The yellow was his plastic bag…
…and then he told me this blue circle was Earth!