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30 Days of April Activities

Step into a world of wonder and sustainability with our Earth Day-themed Waldorf April activity calendar! Inspired by nature and the principles of Waldorf education, this month's calendar is filled with enriching experiences that foster a deep connection to the Earth. Join us in exploring outdoor adventures, creative crafts, and mindful practices that honor our planet. Let's embark on a journey of stewardship and appreciation for the beauty that surrounds us.

Download the Printable April Activity Calendar Here

April Activity Calendar

Let's Get Started

April 1 - Take Photos on a Nature Walk

Take some time to explore the sunshine today! Go on a nature walk and see what treasures you can find. Take a photo to remember your adventure.

April 2 - Relax and Unwind

Relax and unwind with soft play and crafting to this sweet playlist for classical April favorites.


April 3 - Make a Pledge to Help the Earth all Year Long

What are a few things you can do that will lessen your impact on the environment? Can you try your hardest to make a pledge and do them all year? Maybe you'll pledge to stop using single use utensils or straws, or maybe you'll ride your bike to school every day! There are so many ways to help.

April 4 - Write a Letter to Your Representatives about Climate Action

Learn how to find your representative's contact information here for The House of Representatives and here for The Senate.

April 5 - Craft an Egg Carton Boat

Set sail on the high seas (or on the living room rug) with our Recycled Egg Carton Boats. Create the perfect vessel for your collection of wooden peg dolls to take a magical journey into play oceans. These sweet and simple boats are fun for all ages and made from materials every household has on hand. Get the tutorial HERE.

Egg carton boat craft

April 6 - Start a Climate Action Club

Bring together a group of friends and neighbors who want to act to protect our environment. Your group can start a local composting initiative, organize a carpool system for school drop off and pick up, plan sustainable swap events, raise funds for climate causes, and share eco-friendly tips, facts, and ideas to spread awareness. 

April 7 - Upcycle Your Boxes into Cards

We love sending you our little treasures in the mail, but if you are like us, you may have a few too many boxes that you don't want to just throw out. Crafting these cards is the perfect way to create something useful, beautiful and finally make use of your cardboard boxes! Find the tutorial HERE.

A Bella Luna upcycled card with lavender painted on it sits on a table.

April 8 - Decorate a Reusable Tote Bag

With just a dash of imagination and a sprinkle of ingenuity, you can transform plain canvas bags into personalized, nature-inspired masterpieces that capture the essence of this enchanting season. So, gather your supplies, head outdoors to discover nature's treasures, and let's embark on a crafting journey that celebrates the beauty of the season. Find our tutorial HERE.

A printed treat bag sits on the grass next to an open book.

April 9 - Learn About Composting

Watch this SciShow Kids Video all about how compost is made. Encourage your friends and neighbors to make their own compost piles!

April 10 - Play a Nature-Themed Board Game

Wildcraft! is an excellent choice that teaches you about herbal remedies while you play! Looking for even more games? Browse our selection for a fun filled family night!

Wildcraft! board game on a yellow striped picnic blanket outside with bolga baskets behind it

April 11 - Make a Spring Transparency

There are many telltale signs of spring when you look out your window. The grass turns green, crocuses sprout out of the ground and birds chirp and poke out of their nests. Celebrate the magic of the season ahead with your very own spring windows - regardless of if those first signs of spring are there yet or not!
Spring window transparency diy guide
Waldorf Window Transparency Spring Butterfly Project

April 12 - Create a Nature Mandala

The amazing art of mandala making dates back centuries. This mindful practice is a wonderful way for children and adults to slow down, stretch their creative muscle and practice fine motor skills. Try these tips to get started! Find more information HERE.  Bring your favorite mandala making pieces outside, or collect some beautiful nature treasures like leaves, flowers, acorns, berries, tree bark, etc., and make symmetrical art pieces with them!

A loose parts mandala

April 13 - Clean Up Your Favorite Park

Invite a group of friends and neighbors to help and bring trash bags, gloves, and any landscaping tools you may need like a rake. Then start to give some extra love to this special place.

April 14 - Have a Fun Scavenger Hunt

Print off our Nature Scavenger Hunt and explore outside! There are two options - the first for younger children, and the second is a more robust hunt for older children. 

A table with 9 spaces filled with different natural elements to make a nature scavenger hunt

April 15 - Ride Your Bike to School

Anytime we can use alternative transportation helps the Earth. Dedicate one day a week to riding your bike, a public bus or train, or walking to school.

April 16 - Have a Candle Hour at Dinner

Turn off the lights and have dinner by candlelight, thereby saving power. Lighting candles with dinner is also a wonderful way to signal to our bodies and our children that it is time to come together to eat and enjoy our family's company. You may find this becomes a daily ritual!

Vase of pastel yellow flowers in glass bottle with grimm's 16 hole birthday ring around it. Birthday ring has two lit candles and spring decorations like rabbits, needle felted eggs, a pink felt mushroom, a yellow tulip ornament...

April 17 - Write a Poem About the Earth

Head outdoors with a notebook and pen in hand. Draw inspiration from nature and write a poem to celebrate our planet.

April 18 - Learn About Pollinators 

Watch this SciShow Kids video to learn about how pollinators and flowers are a perfect match.

Explore our new garden kits made especially for our favorite pollinators! You'll find them in our Outdoor Toys selection.

April 19 - Create a Flower Crown

Have fun collecting long stemmed flowers and fashioning them into a lovely flower crown. 

Make May Day Flower Crown DIY Waldorf

April 20 - Make Seed Bombs

These DIY wildflower seed bombs are a great project for children, with something to do for every age. Find the tutorial HERE.

Heart shaped wildflower seed balls sit in a bowl.

April 21 - Mend Clothes with Needle Felting

Learn how to mend holes in clothing with needle felted patches. Mending clothes keeps them out of the landfill, saves money when you can pass them down, and helps us reuse what we already own. Find the tutorial HERE.

a pair of childrens jeans with a sunshine and a rainbow needle felted patch just under the back pocket sitting on a quilt next to an ostheimer cow

April 22 - Happy Earth Day!

Honor and celebrate our Earth by making a window transparency with kite paper. Find the tutorial HERE.

Earth Day transparency

April 23 - Buy Something You Need Secondhand

Buying items like clothing, housewares, shoes, and yes, even toys and books saves things from ending up in a landfill. The more life a single product can get, the more impact it has. This is one reason we sell toys that are built to last through generations.

April 24 - Plant Seeds

Try planting wheatgrass to observe its growth process. It sprouts quickly, about 48 hours after planted. Use a recycled glass jar to plant the seeds so you and your children can watch the roots grow through the glass. 

Wheatgrass or Easter grass growing in a small glass jar. To one side is a waldorf wooden tea light candle and postcard holder with a bella luna branded postcard painted by danceypantsdisco

April 25 - Learn About Water Conservation

Watch this SciShow Kids video all about how to save water. 

April 26 - Cook a Plant Based Meal

Learn more about the many benefits of a plant-based diet for kids and tips for starting here at The Nourished Child. Find kid friendly plant-based recipes here at Plant Based On A Budget. 

April 27 - Have a Zero-Waste Day

Read Toward Zero Waste by The Girl Scouts and learn all about how to make less waste and why that is important. Encourage your friends to join you. Who can make the least amount of waste?

April 28 - Create a Nature Weaving

Go for a nature walk, collect your materials, then follow these directions to create a nature weaving from Little Bins for Little Hands

Nature weavings made out of sticks, twine, and nature finds like flowers, leaves, etc.

April 29 - Make a Simple Bird Feeder

The blog Thimble and Twig has several wonderful ideas of different bird feeders for children to make using recycled materials. You can make one out of an egg carton, or simply take a pinecone and spread peanut butter on it. Roll it in bird seed and hang it from a tree branch with twine. 

April 30 - Make a Butterfly Wand for May Day!

Follow along on the Moon Child Blog to learn how to make a butterfly wand to celebrate May Day, or Beltane with felt and ribbons. 

Butterfly wand made out of a stick and felt


From all of us at the Bella Luna Toys Team, we hope you have many days filled with crafts, love, and fresh cups of tea! Tag us in your April adventures @bellalunatoys for a chance to be featured!

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