April is Earth Month! And it is the perfect time to reflect, appreciate, and educate ourselves on all that this planet offers.
In celebration of Earth Month, Netflix has put together some ideas that might help families to start conversations on what they can do to be good to our planet. This month is a great time for Families to celebrate the planet and I greatly encourage them to check out the Netflix documentaries on the Earth Month theme! This is a fabulous way to learn more about the amazing creatures that roam the Earth and what we can do to help preserve our planet.
Netflix documentaries on Earth Month theme is tailored for big kids and little kids alike. Your older kids might be interested in Earth Month by watching great documentaries like Addicted to Plastic.and
Check out some of the “What on Earth?” Netflix titles for Big Kids
- A Sea Change
- Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us?
- Addicted to Plastic
- David Attenborough: Wildlife Specials
The little kids, on the other hand can start to better appreciate the planet by learning something new from one of their favorite characters, like Diego in the Go Diego Go episode “Rescue of Red-Eyed Tree Frogs,” or Elmo in the Sesame Street episode “The Camouflage Challenge.”
Take a look at these titles and help your little ones appreciate the Earth that we live in!
- Curious George: Mulch Ado About Nothing / Gets a Trophy
- Go Diego Go: Rescue of Red-Eyed Tree Frogs
- Dinosaur Train: Stargazing on the Night Train / Get Into Nature
- Sesame Street: The Camouflage Challenge
- Wild Animal Baby Explorers: Beaks and Bills / The Mighty Oak Tree
You will also find few Netflix documentaries about how to eat green and healthy as a family with “educate yourself” farm-to-fork inspired list like these ones:
See your “Green Eating” list here
I must say that Netflix documentaries on “What on Earth?” theme blew my mind away due to the information it shared and the way it made our watching the documentaries enjoyable all the same! Kevin, my little one is already in “saving the planet” mood and is extra mindful these days about turning the lights off when he leaves his bedroom and using less water in the bath than he used to!Yay! 🙂
In the spirit of the Earth Month, I also thought of sharing a special Earth Day craft with you guys in addition to offering you awesome Netflix documentaries this month! Very easy craft, so make sure you try this 🙂
Easy Earth Day Craft- Bird Feeder
Earth Day is quickly approaching, and you and your family can prepare for it when you make this easy Earth Day Bird Feeder. This bird feeder is constructed from items that may otherwise be destined for the landfill, plus it is a great way to lend your feathered friends a hand. Take a look below at how to make your own, they only take minutes to construct and are a whole lot of fun. Plus, chances are you already have all of the materials you may need for this craft right around your home. Take a look.
Easy Earth Day Craft- Bird Feeder
Supplies needed for this project
1.Cardboard toilet paper roll (paper towel rolls may work as well)
2. ribbon, yarn, string, or fabric
3. Peanut butter (any variety will work)
4. Bird seed (any variety will do, look for something that is budget friendly and appeals to a variety of species of birds)
We used a cardboard roll and some scrap ribbon from the recycling bin. Peanut butter and birdseed can be found at your local dollar store, making this a craft that is not just Earth friendly but budget friendly too.
1. Begin by poking holes in both sides of the cardboard roll.
2. Run the ribbon through the holes, and tie them together at the top so the feeder can be hung from a tree.
3. Take some peanut butter and spread it all over the cardboard tube. This part does get a little messy. Cover it thoroughly.
4. Roll the tube in bird seeds. It may be easier to pour some seed on a plate or cookie sheet and roll the tube through it that way.
5. Find a branch or hook outdoors that you can hang the feeder from.
Now all you need to do is sit back and watch the birds flock to your feeder. They will love the peanut butter and seed mixture and be sure to visit it often. When the food is gone, birds can use the ribbon and cardboard tube as nesting materials. They are the perfect materials for building nests and keeping the birds warm at night.
Get into the spirit of Earth Day with this easy Earth Day bird feeder. It is a great way to recycle while helping out some of the Earth’s creatures at the same time. How perfect is that?
Happy crafting, and Happy Earth Day from A Momless Mom and Netflix Canada! 🙂
*****Disclosure: A Momless Mom is a member of Netflix Canada Stream Team. All opinions expressed here are of the author’s*****