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  • Earth
    School and Learning
    Conversation Starter: What Are Greenhouse Gases?
    Have you ever learned about global warming or Climate Change? It might be hard to believe on a freezing winter day, but over the course of time, the average temperatures on Earth have slowly been getting warmer. Some people believe this is happen...
    Mya Kagan
  • Colorful Plastic Bags
    School and Learning
    Conversation Starter: Where Does Plastic Come From?
    Plastic is all around us! We often think of plastics as containers like drink bottles, yogurt cups, or soap dispensers. But many more things are made with plastic, too! Most computers use plastic, furniture pieces like chairs are often made from ...
    Mya Kagan
  • Top 10 Earth Day Books for Children
    Earth Day
    Top 10 Earth Day Books for Children
    Celebrate Earth Day every day by reading some of these great children's books about Mother Earth, recycling, planting trees, and all things green! Fittingly, most of them are printed on recycled or eco-friendly paper. Looking for more? Use our...
  • Young Boy Holding Seedling in Hands
    Entertainment and Activities
    8 Easy Ways to Cut Down on Your Family's Trash Output
    Over time, the average family can produce quite a lot of garbage, but you can reduce your family's trash output with a few lifestyle changes that everyone can get on board with. With these simple ideas, going green with your kiddos has never been...
    Kelly Sundstrom
  • Mom and Baby Doing Laundry
    Family Life
    Go Green! 5 Homemade Cleaning Supplies You Can Make Yourself
    Glass and Window Cleaner This recipe is courtesy of cleaning expert extraordinaire, Heloise. Homemade glass cleaner is great for windows and mirrors. Ingredients: 2 cups water 1/2 cup white or cider vinegar 1/4 cup rubbing alcohol (70% concentra...
    Laura Richards
  • Garbage in Landfill
    School and Learning
    Conversation Starter: What Is the Earth’s Layer of Trash?
    Can you believe that a person in the United States produces over 4 pounds of trash every single day? That adds up to 200 million tons of trash, in the U.S. alone. When we consider that many other countries across the world are also creating huge ...
    Deborah L. Caine
  • Family Life
    Global Warming
    The Greenhouse Effect Experiments
    The Greenhouse Effect ExperimentsWith all the talk about global warming these days, do you know how to explain the greenhouse effect to your kids? For a great example of this phenomenon, look no further than your own driveway! Did you know... Yo...
    Dennis Randall
  • Toy Finder
    Toy Finder
    Toy Finder
    Find our top picks for the best toys of the year!
    familyeducation editors
  • Glass baby bottle with rubber nipple
    Environmental Awareness
    8 Everyday Alternatives to Help Your Family Go Plastic-Free
    You've likely heard about Bisphenol-A (BPA) and phthalates in plastics, but do you know the effects they can have on your family's health? According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), BPA, found in many reusable water bottles, food contai...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Green Products
    6 Everyday Products with Hidden Toxins
    You know about eating organic foods, using only natural sunscreens, and avoiding certain cleaning products to avoid exposing your family to dangerous toxins and chemicals — but how much should you actually worry about your family's exposure? Ar...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Mother reading book to her son
    Earth Day Activities and Crafts
    8 Easy Ways to Celebrate Earth Day as a Family
    Explore the beauty of nature with your children and them teach them the importance of caring for our planet, with these simple and meaningful ways to celebrate Earth Day. ...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Family Life
    Going Green
    Tree Planting Activity
    Tree Planting ActivityAn Imagination Station Activity Age: Preschool and upTime: 5 minutes or your life timeType of Activity: Backyard science Materials needed: One tree (oak, maple, or any other type of tree or bush) Shovel Bucket of water Meas...
    Margy Davidson
  • Green School Lunches Pinterest Graphic
    Back to School
    10 Tips for "Green" School Lunches
    The average school generates 20 tons of waste each year. Learn some easy, eco-friendly tips for packing waste-free or "greener" bag lunches for kids. ...
    Erin Dower
  • Earth Day Printables
    EPA Waste-Free School Lunch Poster
    Print out the EPA's "Waste-Free Lunch" poster. On Waste-Free Lunch Days, students, parents, and school staff try to eliminate packaged lunch items, use reusable containers, and recycle as much as they can. Go green and try it at your school!...
  • Green Products
    12 Natural Cleaners for Your Home
    Looking for a safe, chemical-free way to make your home spotless? Check your cabinets! These everyday household items double as germ-busting superstars. ...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • TwigVase
    Earth Day Activities and Crafts
    10 Eco-Friendly Crafts for Earth Day
    Commemorate Earth Day on April 22 by creating some environmentally-friendly crafts that celebrate Mother Nature. They're all made out of recycled materials you can find at home or in nature, making them the perfect activity to teach your little n...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Book Finder
    Book Finder
    Book Finder
    Find our top picks for the best books of the year!
    familyeducation editors
  • TwigVase
    Earth Day Activities and Crafts
    10 Eco-Friendly Crafts for Earth Day
    Commemorate Earth Day on April 22 by creating some environmentally-friendly crafts that celebrate Mother Nature. They're all made out of recycled materials you can find at home or in nature, making them the perfect activity to teach your little n...
    Lindsay Hutton