7 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

We’re getting ready to celebrate Earth Day! There are so many great ways to show how much we appreciate our planet—from little activities that help keep the earth healthy to fun habits we can perform every day. 


Our OG Friends have thought of 7 awesome ideas for this year’s big day. So let’s join in the fun with their activities and tips below!   









Headed somewhere? 

Hop on your bicycle, grab your OG Scooter, or head out for a walk when visiting nearby areas to stay active. Use these fun transportation ways to explore your community and reduce the amount of pollution that motor vehicles leave behind. 



One of the most popular and easiest ways everyone can help our planet is by using less electricity. 

Trade TV for fun stories on our  OG Bookshelf  and form a book club with friends. You can talk about your favorite characters and let your imagination run wild by creating your own adventures. Or help conserve energy by turning off the lights during the daytime to use the sunshine instead. 



The earth is made up of about 71% of water, but less than 1% of it is available for us to drink. That’s why it’s important for us not to waste large amounts of water every day. 

Turning off the faucet when brushing your teeth or shortening your shower by 1-2 minutes are simple ways that will help us save water for future generations. Complete our Energy Challenge Checklist to learn more ways to celebrate Earth Day! 



Plastic and paper bags can build up in landfills and end up in our oceanscausing problems for animals and marine life. Try switching to reusable bags when visiting your local markets and carry an eco-friendlier approach into your community. You can also use them for packing lunches, carrying items on a road trip, and much more!



You don’t have to go far to make an impact on Earth Day. Head to the backyard and fill your garden with plants, flowers, or a tree! Plants are important to the planet because they help clean the air and release oxygen for us to breathe. 

Take an extra colorful step and plant your favorite fruits and veggies. This will help reduce pollution by using less transportation to pick them up in stores! 



Take advantage of being outdoors by reminding yourself how beautiful our planet can be. Plan picnics with friends or family, have a fun yoga session in the backyard, or pack for a camping trip and discover all the amazing things nature has to offer! 



Help friends and family get involved with Earth Day by including them in your plans too. 

Teach those around you how they can lend a helping hand by creating color cards, each with a task or activity written inside that you can give out to classmates or neighbors to share your ideas. When more people participate, it gives our planet a better chance to shine! 

Psst:  Don’t forget to use recyclable materials when making cards! 

Awesome Academy: Acts of Kindness

Welcome to another edition of Awesome Academy: Class In Session! Today’s class is all about acts of kindness. Our teacher, Miss Taylor, is kicking off the month with a lesson plan to help us spread positivity to the people in our community.

We also have a fun, end-of-class assignment that includes printable OG Caring Cards! So find a comfortable seat, and let’s learn which acts of kindness we will perform this month.









Here’s one act of kindness that all of us can perform—being nice to someone at school.

Try giving a compliment to another student, share your favorite snack with them, or say hello to a classmate you haven’t spoken to in a while. If you’re feeling shy, write your compliment on a post-it note and leave it in their locker or on their desk. You can also hand out a note to your school secretary, bus driver, custodian, and others to brighten up their days too.

Take your acts of kindness one step further and encourage your teachers or parents to help other grown-ups feel more welcome. Kindness includes everybody!



Kindness also means taking care of your environment—and how to build on that kindness can be learned by turning everyday tasks into a fun activity!

Clean Your Room

Cleaning your room might sound like a chore, but it can actually lead to a kind habit! Turn it into a game by creating a step-by-step checklist of what you need to do and where everything goes. Soon, you’ll be able to make positive choices when it comes to keeping your living space clean and organized.


Take your cleaning habits to another level by learning how to recycle. Practice at home by searching for different items and determine which basket they belong in. Then use your knowledge to pick up litter that you find outside, at the park, or around your house to take care of the environment.

Helpful tip: Be on the lookout for recycling symbols to easily recognize the bins in public and continue practicing at school and within your community. Lending a helping hand can go a long way in protecting our planet for future generations.



Bring kindness into your community with these small but powerful acts to help spread positivity to those you meet.

Wave to your neighbors whenever you see them outside and hold the door open for others when entering a building. If someone is holding the door open for you, smile and say thank you. Because a few kind words can change anyone’s day!

The more you practice being polite, it starts to become natural. And once others around you notice, they’ll also learn how to be kind too.



Volunteering is another way to make an impact and help develop compassion for others; it’s one of the most important qualities to have!

If you have the opportunity, help reunite a lost pet with their owner or make a card for someone in the hospital. Or help a neighbor plant flowers in their garden and gather canned goods to drop off at your local food bank.

Any act of kindness has the potential to make a difference, no matter how little or how big the thought is.



For this week’s fun project, print out our OG Caring Cards and spread more kindness throughout your community!


1. Choose 1, 5, or 25 acts of kindness to perform.

2. Snap a picture to catch yourself being kind.

3. Tag us using #ogdolls to be featured on our social media page!



Ring! Ring! There goes the bell. We hope you enjoyed today’s lesson, and we’ll be back for more fun learning at Awesome Academy soon.