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 for Kids from Starts At Eight. This mega list of earth day resources includes books, printables, activities, crafts, snacks, and service projects to help kids learn about the earth and how they can help preserve it!

Earth Day Resources

Printables

  1. 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.
  2. FREE Coloring Page – a bold coloring page that will be suitable and fun for all ages!
  3. Book Marks – These are cute, printable books marks from 3 Dinosaurs are great for laminating and using with your kids! And they’re FREE!
  4. 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!
  5. Printable Memory Game – This is a FREE Printable Earth Themed Memory Game!
  6. 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.

Books


Activities

Earth Day Resources for Kids from Starts At Eight. This mega list of earth day resources includes books, printables, activities, crafts, snacks, and service projects to help kids learn about the earth and how they can help preserve it!

  1. 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!
  2. Videos! – Here’s a great collection of videos for kids including Peppa Pig Recycling and more!
  3. It’s Time to Recycle Game – A fun way to review the numbers on a clock as well as things you can recycle.
  4. 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!
  5. 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!”
  6. Bingo – Free Printable Earth Day Bingo Game

Crafts/Art Projects

Earth Day Resources for Kids from Starts At Eight. This mega list of earth day resources includes books, printables, activities, crafts, snacks, and service projects to help kids learn about the earth and how they can help preserve it!

  1. 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!
  2. 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!”
  3. Upcycled Suncatchers – Using something like the clear berry boxes you can make these cool suncatchers!
  4. Salt Dough Necklaces – Salt dough has SO many uses! These are cute and simple necklaces to make with salt dough, some ribbon, and paint!
  5. 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!

Snacks

Earth Day Resources for Kids from Starts At Eight. This mega list of earth day resources includes books, printables, activities, crafts, snacks, and service projects to help kids learn about the earth and how they can help preserve it!

  1. Earth Day Popcorn – not only is there direction for green and blue popcorn, but cute treat cups too!
  2. Earth Cookies – These cute earth shaped blue and green cookies are sure to delight!
  3. Cupcakes – I love the added touch of the red heart frosting in the center of these!
  4. Earth Inspired Lunch – This cutie includes broccoli, grapes and PBJ!

Service Projects

Earth Day Resources for Kids from Starts At Eight. This mega list of earth day resources includes books, printables, activities, crafts, snacks, and service projects to help kids learn about the earth and how they can help preserve it!

  1. 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!
  2. 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!
  3. Plant a Tree – There are always more trees being cut down then planted! Give back to the earth by planting a tree!
  4. Volunteer – Volunteer to help sort at a local recycling center.
  5. 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!