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 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:
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?