Earth Day 2021 | There’s No Planet B

Restore Our Earth

We all know about the importance of looking after our planet – after all, it’s the only one we have! On April 22, 2021, people from around the world come together to raise awareness for the problems facing our Earth and do small things to make a big difference for the planet.

This Earth Day, the theme is “Restore Our Earth”. We have put together some fun activities to teach our little people about being sustainable and kind to the planet. Let’s all do our part to make the Earth a better place for everyone to enjoy!

The Bees Knees!

Help keep our buzzy friends safe and happy – they play a very important role in the environment by pollinating flowers!

There are lots of ways that we can help pollinators to feel welcome in our gardens. When you can, choose native plants over non-natives – they have beautiful blooms and they attract native insects!

If you’re feeling creative, try building a native bee house! Similar to a bird house, this is an eye-catching way to invite native solitary bees into your yard. Solitary bees are docile but effective pollinators. While you won’t get any honey, you can get beautiful flowers, happy plants, and delicious vegetables. Everyone can get involved with making a bee house – paint the outside of your bee house to make it uniquely yours! Here’s some tips and tricks when it comes to designing, building and positioning your bee house.

Let’s Clean Up Our Act!

Get outside this Earth Day and organise a beach or neighbourhood clean-up! Bring your little ones and explain the importance of putting rubbish in the bin, not leaving it lying around. Invite friends and family to join you as you pick up rubbish and enjoy the stunning landscapes that our Earth provides.

Get Crafty!

Try some non-traditional baking with your little ones – make some cute and simple bird feeders! Encourage birds to come and visit your garden with this easy recipe.

The humble tin can is incredibly versatile. Head over to our Instagram Page to see how we convert a tin into a vase and a plant pot!

Educating our children to know what is recyclable and what bin it goes in is super important. Download this free printable resource we’ve put together which turns the task of recycling into a fun game! And when you’re finished, you can recycle this resource too!

Plant a tree

In keeping with the theme of restoring the earth, planting a tree is one of the best things we can do! Plant a little sapling and watch it grow into a tall tree over its lifetime. If you can’t plant a tree, even a shrub in a pot makes a difference.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!

We have all heard about the 3Rs – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Here are some clever and creative ways to do them in our everyday lives!


This makes for a fun craft afternoon with your little people. Find items around your house that you don’t use anymore, or that might be left over from other projects and reinvent them into something new! Here’s a couple of ideas to get you started!

Go Thrift Shopping

Thrift shopping is fun for the whole family! It’s always an adventure – you never know what you’ll find today! There are plenty of lightly used clothes, toys, and household items looking for a new home. For a few hours of fun, take your little ones to some local thrift stores and look for bargains together. It’s a great opportunity to explain how shopping sustainably helps our planet!

Containers for Change

Have you got some plastic or glass bottles, or soft drink cans lying around at home? In some Australian states and territories, including Queensland, South Australia, New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory, and the Northern Territory, you can return eligible bottles and cans for 10c. Encourage children to collect their bottles or cans to earn a little extra pocket money. There are just three easy steps: 1. Collect Eligible Containers; 2. Take Them to a Container Refund Point; 3. Earn a Refund or Donate! Find out more here.

If you want to explore some other ways to be sustainable, here are 35 more ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle at home that you might like to try!

This Earth Day, join us in looking after our planet and teaching the next generation all about how the little choices we make can have a big impact in the future!