With Earth Day just around the corner, and the opportunity to teach some valuable life lessons as the recent article of Green Child speaks to including balance, empathy, courage, and responsibility. An opportunity to speak to the future of earth being in our hands and finding mindful ways to continue supporting earth all year. Below are 4 ways to get outside this Earth Day together with your child(ren):
1. Create a nature mandala in your front yard or in a near by forest. This allows art to be created and opportunity to be mindful of what exists in nature nearby.
2. Play a guessing game outside together either at a nearby park, nearby lake/river, or any outdoor place in nature that has meaning for you and your child(ren). Take turns choosing an item nearby in nature without saying the item, and they provide three clues about the item and allow the others to guess what it may be. This encourages taking turns, listening and observations skills.
3. Watch the sunrise or sunset together on Earth Day being as present as possible to the magnificence of this planet.
4. Go for a walk in a new nature place you have never been to together. Great opportunity to get out of our comfort zone or usual routine and try something new!
I am a Registered Psychotherapist and Art Therapist. And I have been writing this blog since May 2021 about various topics including parenting, supporting adult and child mental health, and holistic approaches. The intention of this blog is to provide resources and information to others, however it is not intended to take the place of therapy. If you have any questions about anything written please reach out to me.