It’s An Eco Date! Earth Friendly Days to Mark on Your Calendar

April is a busy month.  It brings us Easter, Tax Day, Spring Break.  April also provides us with some terrific opportunities to celebrate living simply and treading lightly on the earth.

Here are a few suggestions to mark on your calendar:

National Hanging Out Day

On April 19th let your laundry dry on the line and know that all across the country others will be, too because it is National Hanging Out Day

“Every year, on April 19th, Project Laundry List joins together with hundreds of organizations from around the country to educate communities about energy consumption. National Hanging Out Day was created to demonstrate how it is possible to save money and energy by using a clothesline.”

Sounds like a great reason to take your kids and your laundry basket outside and hang out!

Earth Day

Earth Day is celebrating its 40th Anniversary on April 22 this year.  Geting to know the creatures in your local environment is one of the first steps toward helping kids become good stewards of the earth.  Get to know your feathered and furry neighbors:  grab a field guide and look up the proper names of the trees in your backyard, learn the names of the birds you see and the insects you observe.

Here are a few articles from the Simple Kids Archives to inspire you:

Make Week

Coinciding with National TV Turn Off Week, Katie has declared April 19 – 15 to be  Make Week at Simple Organicturn off the TV and make life happen!

In Katie’s words:

“Simple Organic will be hosting a week of giveaways, some guest posts, and lots of ideas for alternate activities to TV – getting outside, getting creative, and getting involved with your communities, families, and friends. In other words, we’re going to turn off the TV and make life happen.”

Sounds like a lot of fun, doesn’t it?

Pink Full Moon

The Pink Full Moon will occur on April 28th.   Last month, in her article on Simple Spring Celebrations, Eileen reminded us to plan a listening walk, an outdoor cookout, or even plan a Pink Full Moon Party for your kids.  The Pink Full Moon is a good excuse to observe the Spring’s evening sky.

What are your plans for the rest of April? Will you be participating in Simple Organic’s Make Week? How are you planning to “make life happen” for you and your kids?

About Kara

Kara Fleck is the editor of Simple Kids. She is a small town mama, writer, knitter, bookworm, and hooligan. Kara lives in Indiana with her husband Christopher and their four children Jillian, Max, Lucy, and Amelia. You can find more of her writing at

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  1. I’m especially glad to know about National Hanging Out Day! Thanks for the list of dates. We’ll be participating in Make Week and Earth Day as well.
    .-= Julia´s last blog ..Filling Our Love of Nature Tank =-.

  2. I’ve been thinking about trying an experiment and keeping the tv turned off for next week…looks like next week will be a good time!
    .-= Laura @ Getting There´s last blog ..Just enjoying a warm spring day. =-.

  3. I was just thrilled to be able to get my laundry line up at all. The hole in the ground into which I stick my line was filled with ice up until yesterday.

  4. Turning off the TV is one of the most effective ways to redirect kids back to simple play and pleasures! To bad it has to be for just 1 week. I had no idea that there was a pink moon! Thanks for all the good information. 🙂

  5. Thanks I am just making my April calendar and will be sure to add these!!!


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