Stewardship of our planet is so important to all of us at Bella Luna Toys. We invite you to join us for a month of learning, creating, and taking action for our Earth. Save this activity calendar for 30 days of inspiration. Try to cross off as many of them as you can!
Don't forget to visit us on social media where we will share tutorials, resources, and more, every day in our stories. By the end of April, you should have plenty of ideas to care for the Earth all year long.
Let's Get Started
April 1 - Start a climate action club with your friends
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 2 - Color eggs with natural dyes
Try using onion skins, turmeric, blueberries, red cabbage, and beets. Or use our Eco-Kids Natural Egg Coloring Kit. To add an extra dose of beauty, try coloring eggs with natural dyes and creating floral prints like in this Moon Child Blog post.
April 3 - Decorate a reusable tote bag
You can paint a cotton tote bag with watercolors, dye them with different natural dyes, or create a pounded flower motif like in this tutorial from The House That Lars Built.
April 4 - Learn about composting and start your own pile
Watch this SciShow Kids Video all about how compost is made. Encourage your friends and neighbors to make their own compost piles!
April 5 - Play a nature themed board game
Wildcraft! is an excellent choice that teaches you about herbal remedies while you play!
April 6 - Make wet felted Easter eggs
Find all the directions to make these reusable Easter eggs here on the Moon Child Blog.
April 7 - Make a nature mandala with gathered material
Collect some beautiful nature treasures like leaves, flowers, acorns, berries, tree bark, etc., and make symmetrical art pieces with them. Creating mandalas is a wonderful way to add a moment of mindfulness to your day.
April 8 - Clean up your favorite park
Invite a group of friends and neighbors. Bring trash bags, gloves, and any landscaping tools you may need like a rake.
April 9 - Have a nature 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.
April 10 - 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 11 - Have a candle hour at dinner to save power
Turn off the lights and have dinner by candle light, 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!
April 12 - Write a poem celebrating our Earth
Head outdoors with a notebook and pen in hand. Draw inspiration from nature and write a poem to celebrate our planet.
April 13 - Learn about pollinators and how to help
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 14 - Make a bug hotel for your outdoor space
Use materials from your recycling bin and collected nature finds to create a cozy bug hotel to hang up in your outdoor space like in this example from Super Simple. Observe all the different bugs that find their way there.
April 15 - Make seed bombs with recycled mail
Follow along in this blog post from our sister store, Oompa Toys, to make wildflower seed bombs.
April 16 - Mend clothes with needle felting
Follow the instructions on The Moon Child Blog to 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.
April 17 - 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 18 - Buy something you need second hand
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 19 - Plant seeds and observe them sprouting
Try planting wheatgrass to observe it's 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.
April 20 - Learn about water conservation
Watch this SciShow Kids video all about how to save water.
April 21 - Cook a plant based meal for dinner
April 22 - Today is Earth Day! Make a window transparency with us
Honor and celebrate our Earth by making a window transparency with kite paper.
April 23 - 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.
April 24 - 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 25 - Write a letter to your representatives about climate action
April 26 - Take a camera on a nature walk
Take photos of all the different things that spark your interest. Get up close and personal! When you get home, you can use the photos to copy into your nature journal or to learn all about the natural world in your neighborhood.
April 27 - Make a recycled materials sculpture
Use your recycled waste in a creative way. Pick items from the recycling you can turn into a sculpture. There are no limits as to what you can create!
April 28 - 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 everyday! There are so many ways to help.
April 29 - Take public transportation anywhere you go
Public transportation is vital for so many people, and it is also much safer for our environment. The carbon emmisions coming from one bus compared to 30 different individual cars is astounding!
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.