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10 Earth Day Snack Ideas for Kids to Help Celebrate

Vaseline 2 months ago

Earth Day takes place every year on April 22 as a special day to recognize the importance of our environment and to encourage Earthlings of all ages to do something good for our planet. Earth Day 2024 happens to fall on a Monday, so if your child’s school is doing something special or you want to celebrate when he gets home, here are a few Earth Day snacks to bring to the class party.

In the spring of 1970, Senator Gaylord Nelson created Earth Day as a way to bring the need for greater environmental protection into the national spotlight. In December of the same year, Congress authorized the creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to work on conservation at the federal level. With all the talk about climate change – which can be scary for children – Earth Day can be a fun way to pause, appreciate the world around us for what it is, and volunteer a few hours to make it better. Or learn about the environment with some tasty Earth Day snacks in hand.

Unlike major holidays, you probably won’t find a lot of Earth Day holiday foods at the grocery store, so you’ll probably end up having to make something at home. These recipes are simple, theme-appropriate, and perfect for getting kids excited about Earth Day.


Cupcakes for Earth Day

These adorable cupcakes from planet Earth, featured on Yummly, would be the star of the snack spread. All you need is a few boxes of cake mix, food coloring, red icing and sparkling sugar. Oh, and a piping bag or zip top to shape those little red hearts would make decorating a breeze.


Ants On A Log

Ants on a wood snack with animal crackers, in a list of Earth Day snacks and snack ideas.

Ants on a tree trunk are a classic snack, and you can make them even more Earth Day-appropriate by adding an animal cracker to each ant.


Chocolate dirt cups

These dirt cups, featured on Yummly, are a simple layered treat made with chocolate pudding and crushed chocolate chip cookies, and then of course topped with a gummy worm. Prepare them in recyclable or compostable cups to be extra Earth Day friendly.


Flour pretzel bites

These M&M and pretzel flower bites from Yummly are so stinking cute. They are easy to make with the help of your kids, and you can send them to school with your child without worrying about how they will look at the party.


“Ocean water”

Do you have a drinks service? Princess Pinky Girl’s blue lemonade – made with a little blue raspberry syrup – would be so cute and labeled “ocean water.” Serve them in sea life cups for extra effect.


Earth Day Oreo Truffles

These Oreo truffles, featured on Yummly, look just like little Earths inside. All you need are Oreos, cream cheese, blue and green candy melts, and dark chocolate chips.


Freshly cut fruit with homemade dip

Brown-Eyed Baker’s fruit dip is so easy to make; Just whisk together some cream cheese and marshmallow cream. You can serve it with blueberries, kiwi and sliced ​​Granny Smith apples for the perfect blue and green color palette.


Earthquake cake

Earthquake cake is an unusual treat that most children probably haven’t tried before, but it’s definitely part of the theme and it sounds delicious. It’s a moist chocolate cake base loaded with pecans, coconut, and cream cheese. Please consider any nut allergies in your child’s classroom before making this recipe, courtesy of Princess Pinky Girl.


Animal crackers

If you run out of time and energy to make an Earth Day snack for school, don’t underestimate the power of a bear-shaped jug of animal crackers. They are an important part of any Earth Day spread for kids.


Sugar cookies for Earth Day

Making these earth-shaped sugar cookies is a lot of fun to do with your child, and together you can learn to pipe the perfect little hearts. This recipe, featured on Yummly, can work with homemade sugar cookie dough or with store-bought dough that you dye.

Whatever food ideas for an Earth Day party you work with, they are sure to be a bright spot in your child’s day.