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5 Fun Earth Day Games for Kids

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Plant Something, Anything!

Planting anything is an obvious way to honor Earth Day.
Planting anything is an obvious way to honor Earth Day.
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Earth Day is the perfect time to embark on a large family project like a garden, but if you don't have the space or the inclination for such an endeavor, there's no shame in starting small. Planting just about anything -- even a tiny windowsill plant -- is a valuable lesson for kids on how plants grow and how to nurture them.

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