Earth Day is upon us and one wonderful way to get the conversation started with your kids is through food, with 5 Earth Day Treats Kids Will Love!
One of my favorite ways to celebrate any holiday is with food, and Earth Day is no different!
Earth Day Activities With Food
When food is involved, my kids are all in! These 5 Earth Day Treats Kids Will Love are the perfect activities to set the stage for talking and learning. I love discussing the meaning holidays with my kids as we celebrate! We all learn something, and it gives us wonderful memories.
The kitchen is the best place for meaningful conversation! As you bake these yummy Earth Day Treats, talk with your kids about Earth Day, and how important conservation is. Ask them what they love most about nature!
How to Celebrate Earth Day With Kids
There are many fun ways to honor the Earth and celebrate Earth Day! As you wait for your Earth Day treats to bake, plan put what you will do next:
- Plant a garden, or a kitchen herb garden.
- Add a new spin to the gratitude jar, and use Mod Podge to apply dried leaves and twigs to the outside of a jar. Next, write down different things you can do to help the planet, such as: conserving electricity by turning lights off when you aren’t in the room, turning water off while brushing teeth, picking up trash in the neighborhood, and holding a lemonade stand, and donating proceeds to your favorite eco-conscious charity!
- There are also tons of fun Earth Day crafts and recycled crafts that you can make together.
- Go to the library and borrow books about the planet and recycling. If the library is close enough, walk or ride bikes to reduce your carbon footprint.
Now that you have plenty of fun activities to do while your treats are in the oven, it’s time to get baking these 5 Earth Day treats Kids Will Love! They are perfect for celebrations at home, or in the classroom!
Earth Day Dirty Worms
- Follow the instructions on the box to prepare the chocolate pudding.
- Combine the chocolate pudding with a scoop of whipped cream, depending how light you want the dirt. (This is optional!)
- Next, crush about 10-15 Oreo cookies in a plastic bag.
- Start layering the chocolate pudding and Oreos in a clear plastic cup. Save some of the Oreos for the top layer of “dirt”.
- Finally, add the gummy worms on top!
Earth Day Cupcakes
- White cake mix (You will also need eggs, oil, and water–I mistakenly used vanilla, so my colors were off)
- Vanilla frosting
- Blue and Green natural food coloring
- First, follow the instructions to make the vanilla cake mix.
- Next, separate the cake batter into two separate bowls.
- Add several drops of blue food coloring to one bowl, and several drops of green to the other bowl, then mix.
- Scoop out a little of the blue mix and green mix into a cupcake liner,
- Bake the cupcakes, according to the instructions on the cake mix box.
- In the meantime, in a separate bowl, scoop out vanilla frosting. Add several drops of green food coloring, and then mix.
- For the final step, add the frosting to each cupcake when cooled!
Earth Day Popcorn
- 12 cups popped popcorn
- 5 tablespoons Butter
- 1/2 cup Light Corn Syrup
- 1 cup Sugar
- 1 package Lemon-Lime Kool-Aid
- 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
- First, preheat your oven to 225 degrees.
- After you do that, melt butter, corn syrup, and sugar together in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, and then reduce heat to a simmer.
- Remove from heat, add Kool-Aid, baking soda, green food coloring, and mix.
- Next, pour over your popcorn and mix together.
- Spread popcorn out on a baking sheet, and place in the oven for 40 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes.
- Cool and break into pieces before eating.
Thanks to Simple as That Blog for this delicious idea!
Pretzel Trees For Earth Day
- In order to get started, crush about (20) Oreos in a plastic bag.
- Next, place the Oreos in a clear plastic cup (to act as the dirt).
- Once the cups have dirt in them, cut the marshmallow in half, and add a pretzel stick to the bottom.
- Dip the marshmallow in water, and then in the green sprinkles.
- The final step is to stick the tree into the Oreo dirt.
Earth Day Smoothie for Kids
- 1 Cup Plain Yogurt
- 1/2 cup Coconut Water
- 1 Cup Frozen Mangos
- 2 Bananas
- 1 Cup Frozen Strawberries
- 2 Cups Kale
- First, add the water and yogurt into a blender.
- Next, add the mango, strawberries, banana, and kale.
- Blend, pour, and enjoy!
Favorite Kitchen Gadgets
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These are some of our favorite kitchen helpers! Bonus... they make awesome gift ideas for your favorite foodie!
- Fresh Baby Ice Cube Trays with lids
- Cuisinart Food Processor
- The I Heart Naptime Cookbook by Jamielyn Nye
- Giant Popcorn bowl
- Individual Popcorn bowls
- VillaWare Uno Classic Waffle Maker
- VillaWare Farmyard Waffle Maker
- Taco Holder
- Pizza Peel
- Hand Blender
- Pizza Wheel (cutter)
- Pyrex Baking Dishes
- Pizza Stone
- Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Double Burner Reversible Grill/Griddle
- Cuisinart Chef's Classic Stainless 5-1/2-Quart Saute Pan with Helper Handle and Cover
- BPA free lunch containers
- Egg Rite Egg Timer
- Fit and Fresh container
- One Touch Electric Bottle Opener
- Half Pint Wide Mouth Mason Jars
- Ninja Professional Blender
- Zoku Quick Pop Maker
- Williams-Sonoma Open Kitchen Half Apron in Red or Blue
- Plano Half-Size Stowaway with Adjustable Dividers - for road trip snacks
- Curious Chef 3-Piece Nylon Knife Set
- Cuisinart 2 Quart Ice Cream Maker
- Lemon Squeezer
- Mason Jars
- Apple Corer
- Popcorn Bowl
- MaxiMatic double burner hot plate
- Glass Egg carton
- Hamilton Beach Hand Mixer
- Cuisinart 8-cup Food Processor
- Meat Mallet
- Ice Cream or Cookie Scooper
- Norpro Butter Keeper
- Norpro Butter Keeper
- 3-Piece Veggie Peeler
- Garlic Press
More Foodie Fun!
If you loved these recipes, and want to keep the fun in the kitchen rolling, check out these other posts:
- 5 Ways to Spring Into Spring With Picnic Foods
- 5 Mini Foods Your Won't Feel Guilty About
- 5 Perfect Baseball Foods to Start the Season
More Earth Day and Eco-Conscious Fun!
Looking for more ways to celebrate Earth Day at home or in the classroom? Check out these ideas:
- 5 Yummy Green Dishes For Earth Day
- How to Teach Your Kids About Earth's Atmosphere
- Earth Day Crafts and Activities
Does your family celebrate Earth Day? What's your favorite recipe or activity?