Earth Day Resources for Kids – Books/Projects/Food and More!
Earth Day is celebrated annually on April 22nd with events worldwide in support of the environment, as well as to raise awareness for the environmental care and protection of our planet. This is a great time to celebrate nature, the earth, and teach our kids about how we can help preserve our planet. This Earth Day engage your kids in some fun recycling activities, do an earth related craft project, and read some great book about our wonderful planet. This article has TONS of Earth Day Resources for Kids for you to choose from!
Earth Day Resources
- This first one is both a printable and activity. The goal of this Earth Day Scavenger Hunt is to not only find the items listed but also discuss how they relate to being eco-friendly.
- FREE Coloring Page – a bold coloring page that will be suitable and fun for all ages!
- Book Marks – These are cute, printable books marks from 3 Dinosaurs are great for laminating and using with your kids! And they’re FREE!
- Lorax Inspired Coloring Sheet – We love the Lorax! You can check out all our Lorax Resources: The Lorax Activities + Printables = Lapbook and Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax Resources and Printables. Be sure to also go and print this FREE Coloring Sheet!
- Printable Memory Game – This is a FREE Printable Earth Themed Memory Game!
- Earth Day Printable Packet – This FREE activity pack will teach your kids what Earth Day is, why we celebrate it and what we can do to help the Earth. The 8 page packet not only teaches these concepts but also includes some fun activities as well.
- Songs! – As many of you know we love learning via song! We have math songs, Spanish songs, state and president songs! Now check out this cool collection of songs for Earth Day and recycling!
- Videos! – Here’s a great collection of videos for kids including Peppa Pig Recycling and more!
- It’s Time to Recycle Game – A fun way to review the numbers on a clock as well as things you can recycle.
- Outdoor Scavenger Hunt – What better way to appreciate Mother Earth than to search the outdoors for treasures? You can search your own back yard or venture into your closest park! And here are some more Scavenger Hunt Ideas & Printables.
- Plastic Cup Mini Greenhouse – “These plastic cup greenhouses are perfect for planting with kids. They speed the up the sprouting process, they almost always ensure success and they’re a great way to put random leftover birthday party cups to good use!”
- Bingo – Free Printable Earth Day Bingo Game
- Trufflula Tree Watercolor Art – “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better, it’s not.” Create beautiful water color trees with this tutorial!
- Paper Plate Weaving – “Paper plate weaving is a fantastic fine motor challenge. This simple paper plate weaving activity is a fun way to spark discussion with your students about stewardship of the earth while encouraging creativity!”
- Upcycled Suncatchers – Using something like the clear berry boxes you can make these cool suncatchers!
- Salt Dough Necklaces – Salt dough has SO many uses! These are cute and simple necklaces to make with salt dough, some ribbon, and paint!
- Earth Day Agamograph – What’s an Agamograph? A picture that morphs into another when you look at it from a different angle. This one is an image of the Earth that morphs into a recycling symbol, and another image of rain drops that morph into a tree!
- Earth Day Popcorn – not only is there direction for green and blue popcorn, but cute treat cups too!
- Earth Cookies – These cute earth shaped blue and green cookies are sure to delight!
- Cupcakes – I love the added touch of the red heart frosting in the center of these!
- Earth Inspired Lunch – This cutie includes broccoli, grapes and PBJ!
- Park Clean Up – participate in a park clean up. Can’t find an organized one in your local area? Just head out to your favorite local park with gloves and garbage bags and do your own clean up!
- Start a Community Garden – We have many local places that have community gardens. Instead of just picking up your produce why not help out? Or gather people up and start your own!
- Plant a Tree – There are always more trees being cut down then planted! Give back to the earth by planting a tree!
- Volunteer – Volunteer to help sort at a local recycling center.
- It Starts At Home – How about all the little things you can do at home like water conservation, using less electric, etc. These Printable Earth Day Action Reminder Cards are great to help kids remember all the little things they can do on a daily basis around the house to be more earth friendly!
Susan Evans (@SusanCEvans)
April 2, 2018 @ 11:32 am
I love all these beautiful hands-on activities about the earth!
April 2, 2018 @ 12:37 pm
Thank you for making such a great list of ideas for Earth Day! Will definately be using a few of these with my kiddos!
April 2, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Awesome ideas! Love the pretzel broccoli trees!!
April 3, 2018 @ 7:25 am
Me too! I thought they were so cute!
April 3, 2018 @ 6:54 pm
Great ideas! I love earth day
April 4, 2018 @ 4:57 pm
I love these resources. It’s important that we not only respect the earth, but instill this respect into our children. I’m the green-living sort, so I’ll be sharing this everywhere. 🙂
April 7, 2018 @ 8:23 pm
Love this list! I am TOTALLY going to host a park clean up day for our co-op for Earth Day! Thanks for sharing 🙂
April 9, 2018 @ 11:51 am
I LOVE park clean up days! Especially when it is a park you use and benefit from. It’s a great way to give back that even little kids can participate in!
Mary McKenna Siddals
April 9, 2018 @ 12:59 pm
What a diverse collection of resources for celebrating our planet! Thanks so much, Heidi, for including my COMPOST STEW in this terrific Earth Day roundup, which I look forward to sharing on its Facebook page. So many small ways for kids (and their grown-ups!) to make such a big difference…
April 9, 2018 @ 1:25 pm
So glad you like the variety I included. I absolutely LOVE the illustrations in Compost Stew!