Earth Day Activities for Kids


Earth Day is coming up on April 22nd and we’re excited to share our favorite Earth Day activities for kids!

Earth Day is a special day where we celebrate our planet and learn about how to take care of it. It’s important for us to take care of the Earth! These activities include plants and nature, recycling, printables and arts and crafts.

What is Earth Day?

Earth Day is a yearly celebration that raises awareness of the need to protect Earth and its natural resources for future generations. The first Earth Day was in 1970! Looking for a great way to give back this Earth Day? Donate a tree with Team Trees!

Favorite Earth Day Activities

We gathered our favorite Earth Day activities for kids from around the web and have compiled them here for you! There are so many fun and engaging ways for kids to learn about Earth and how to take care of it.

You are sure to find a bunch of hands-on activities like Earth Day sensory bins, science activities, crafts and art projects, games, printables and so much more!

Earth Day – Science and Sensory Activities

Earth Day Nature Activities

This planting trees sensory bin is a fun and playful way to learn about trees!

Making a play dough planet is a great way to learn about the layers of the earth! – via Playdough to Plato

This nature scavenger hunt is a blast for kids! – via Hands On As We Grow

Build a simple bug hotel with this simple craft. – via Red Ted Art

Free Earth Day Printables

Earth Day Printables

This editable Earth Day board game is a great way to to teach sight words, letter identification, letter sounds, math facts and more!

Your students will have fun developing fine motor skills with this Earth Day letter matching activity. – via ABC’s of Literacy

Your kids will learn about recycling and taking care of the earth with this i-spy printable! – via And Next Comes L

These Earth Day bingo cards are such a blast! – via The Best Ideas for Kids

Earth Day 4 Printables

Celebrate Earth Day with this Q-Tip Painting printable! – via Totschooling

Practice math and coloring with this color by code printable! – via Fantastic Fun and Learning

Get this free Earth Day Craft and Writing activity to help students celebrate the day. – via The Kindergarten Connection

These Snap Cube Mats are a fun and engaging way to learn about Earth Day! – via Live Over C’s

Earth Day Art Projects and Crafts

Earth Day Crafts

Add some art into your lesson plans with this Earth Day Watercolor Painting Tutorial. – via Kinder-Craze

This no mess Painting in a Bag craft is quick and easy! – via Still Playing School

Make slime with your kids with this Lorax Earth Day activity. – via Little Bins for Little Hands

This Earth Day Sticky Wall is so much fun! – via Happy Toddler Playtime

Earth Day Crafts for Kids

This Earth Day craft is so cute! An Earth Day printable included. -via Preschool Play and Learn

Your kids will really love working on this Earth Day collage. – via I Heart Crafty Things

This Earth Day paper plate craft is a classic fun activity! – via Happy Hooligans

This DIY Flower Seed Bomb is sure to be a hit with the kids. – via Little Bins for Little Hands

Earth Day Craft 3 Pic Collage

This Earth Day Coffee Filter craft will make a really cool looking Earth! – via I Heart Crafty Things

Paper Plate Weaving is a fun fine motor activity! – via Pre-K Pages

Looking for some fun Earth Day coloring pages? – via I Heart Crafty Things

Recycling Earth Day Activities

This CVC letter segmenting activity is a fun way for kids to work on short vowel words with a recycling theme. – via Totschooling

This recycled Earth Day craft is easy to make and fun! Use recycled materials to make it. – via No Time For Flash Cards

More Fun Earth Day Activities

Here is a list of some exciting Earth Day Books for kids! – via Artsy Momma

Looking for some fun outdoor activities for kids? – via Messy Little Monster

Here are some great upcycled crafts and activities for kids! – via Hands On As We Grow


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