Earth Day for Kids
April 17, 2010
Connect to all things green—from art to plants and animals! Learn more about how to make your home more sustainable for the planet. Carpool if you can!
LIVE PERFORMANCES (PACCAR Pavilion)
Catch great performances by Arts Corps’ well-loved breakdancing group Vicious Puppies at 2 pm.
ALL DAY DROP-IN ART ACTIVITIES
The sculpture park comes alive with great Earth Day art projects.
- BUILD A BUG with Seattle Tilth (Allen Family Foundation Plaza)
Did you know that egg cartons and twigs can become artwork that's cute as a bug? Check out the critters in the Seattle Tilth worm bin for inspiration!
- FLOWER POWER with the Washington Park Arboretum and Sustainable Belltown (Allen Family Foundation Plaza)
Put on your painter's cap and get out your green thumb to decorate a snazzy flower pot to take home to bloom!
- FACE-PAINTING with Colorific Kids (Allen Family Foundation Plaza)
Make your face into a work of art!
- FUNDREDS with SAM Family Programs (Allen Family Foundation Plaza)
Artist Mel Chin wants communities to know about contaminated soil. Grab one of his "fundred-dollar bills" and color it in, and SAM will give it to Mel to share with our lawmakers in Washington, D.C.
- STORYTIME with CoolMom (Alvord Art Lab)
It’s storytime! Great for children ages 3–6 and their parents/guardians. Learn more about wind power with story read-alouds at 1:30 and 2:30 pm.
- THE ART OF CROSSING THE STREET with Feet First (Alvord Art Lab)
Want to defeat global warming? Put your feet first. Learn more about how kids are walking to school to help save Planet Earth.
- EARTH DAY FLAGS with Nature Consortium (PACCAR Pavilion)
Print, stitch and write personal messages about Earth Day!
- GREEN SIGNS with Nature Consortium (PACCAR Pavilion)
Compost, recycling, reusing—oh my! Design your own fabulous household signs to make your home super eco-friendly.
- THE 4 ELEMENTS with Sustainable Seattle (PACCAR Pavilion)
Tap into the power of nature by making fantastic collages with items saved from landfills.
- BREAKING THE ICE with the UW Program on Climate Change (PACCAR Pavilion)
Want to learn more about the Arctic sea ice? Explore what an ice-covered ocean looks like and design your own pattern for sea ice.
- SKETCH IT UP with SAM Family Programs (The Trust for Public Land Terrace)
Grab a pencil and paper and add your sketches of Richard Serra’s Wake, Calder’s Eagle and Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen’s Typewriter Eraser.
Earth Day for Kids is FREE. No registration required.
Washington Park Arboretum
UW Program on Climate Change