Over the years, I've talked to a number of parents who told me they wished they could do more to celebrate Earth Day with their kids, but they just don't have time for a lot of fancy crafts or day-long outdoor activities. Who does?!? Fortunately, there are all kinds of things you can do to commemorate Earth Day with your kids. Here are 22 ideas to get you started:

1. Go for a nature walk.

2. Ride bikes.

3. Have a picnic.

4. Make a paint chip mosiac of the Earth.

5. Serve a vegetable and fruit flower snack.

6. Plant a garden.

7. Decorate a recycling box.

8. Pick up litter in your neighborhood or at a local park.

9. Go canoeing.

10. Make a batch of Earth Day cookies.

11. Go wading in a creek.

12. Make an Earth Day suncatcher.

13. Go for a hike in your favorite national park.

14. Create a craft from nature.

15. Read "The Lorax."

16. Build a solar oven (and use it to bake your Earth Day cookies!)

17. Plant a tree.

18. Leave the car at home and walk or bike all day.

19. Buy local.

20. Go meat-free.

21. Turn off the tap.

22. Be outside.

Earth Day means different things to different people. Find what works for your and your family and do it!

Happy Earth Day!