The first Arbor Day was celebrated in 1872, and now this day is celebrated the last Friday of April. This holiday was created to celebrate nature and encourage people to plant trees.
Arbor Day happens to land near Earth Day, and it is a great time to think about the earth, nature, and being eco-friendly.
It is also a great time to teach kids about things like ecology and the environment. Consider doing a combination of things that get kids learning about the natural world around them.
You could have a picnic or take a walk in the woods. Observe nature and try to identify some trees.
One thing you can do with kids is read books together, learn about Arbor Day and learn more about trees.
You can incorporate your own tree planting into this day, which is a popular day to plant a tree in memory of someone.
This is a great time to visit a local nursery and learn more about the trees that are a good fit for your planting zone. It is important when you choose a tree, that you have done your research. How much room do you have for a tree? What type of soil and growing conditions that you have? What are the requirements of the tree you are purchasing (fertilizer, pruning, etc)?
Check out the Arbor Day Foundation here: https://www.arborday.org/
These are great activities! One of my favorites is always having a book about the topic on hand. Thanks for the book recommendations.
Yes, Arbor day!! I love being out in the woods or in parks and looking at all the cool trees. I love trees, I had a bunch of fruit trees in a patio garden on my patio, I just recently planted them in my parent’s backyard.
I think it’s so important to teach kids how important it is to read and to take care of our planet. I love the idea of celebration Arbor Day through reading.
Yes this is a great moment to teach our kids about environment and how we can appreciate our mother earth
We need to take better care of our planet, and that starts with teaching our kids how to do that. I love these ideas you have to for teaching the kids about Arbor Day and how we can do more.
Honestly, I don’t think I’ve ever celebrated Arbor Day, and now I feel like I’ve been missing out. Having a day to just celebrate nature, or plant a tree, or even just to get out of the city and breathe some fresh air, sounds awesome.
Oh I had no idea that Arbor day was a thing, and I defiantly did not know it was about celebrating nature and encourage people to plant trees. That seems like a thing we should do here in Sweden as well 🙂
Reading books together with your kids can go along way. Kids will develop that reading habit which later benefits them in life. <3
Arbor day is an important date. It must be cherished for in this day, people realize more the importance of nature. There are many ways of educating the kids about the nature and yes, reading them books is one of them.
I am not quite familiar with Arbor Day as we do not follow here in India. I got new information from your article. We do similar kind of activities during Earth Day. It’s really nice to teach kids about the environment and their contribution to preserve and protect Mother Nature.
Earth day is nearing. For my preschool kid, teacher gives everyday work related to earth. I started to teach him gardening work.
I love going out and planting some trees. It feels good to do my part.
Oh wow what a great idea and a great way to celebrate. Here is to the planting of more trees
I quite forgot about Arbor Day this year. Your photos are beautiful. I love walking through a park near me with huge trees like you photographed.
Love getting out and exploring nature, wish I was able to do it more
I love planting flowers and trees! This is a great reminder to go out and explore nature from time to time
Those are great activities. Kids can learn so much like this.
Thanks for the post and a great idea to get outdoor and some fresh air. Looks like you had fun! – Knycx journeying
I´ve never heard of Arbor Day before! It´s a great idea to read a few books with kids to learn more about the trees!
I think we will maybe try to take a leisurely walk for arbor day. April weather in Chicago permitting! Thanks for reminding me that Arbor Day is a thing.
I have heard about Earth Day but Arbour Day is so new for me. Thank you for sharing this post. I will be planting my tree soon.