Earth Day Activities for Kids PDF Printables, Crafts and Recipes
Our planet benefits every time we teach kids about how amazing it is and how much we need to care for Earth. There are so many ways to teach children of all ages that they get to play a role in how healthy our planet is now and will be in the future. Getting hands dirty and playing in the soil is the best possible way to interact with special themed projects, even if means taking a yummy snack outdoors and having a picnic on the ground. Let’s take a look at some of the greatest Earth Day Activities for Kids.
What is Earth Day?
The start of the Environmental Movement was in 1970 and every year on April 22, people all around the world celebrate Earth Day. It has supported policy changes to support our planet and a much greater awareness of our environment.
How to Celebrate Earth Day with Kids
- Spend time outdoors in nature.
- Read books about the environment.
- Make up a story about the planet.
- Create art from recycled items.
- Plant! Plant in a garden or a cup or a baggy. Just plant and watch something grow.
- Create a recycling box.
- Make a compost bin for the yard.
- Find a local event to be a part of as a class or family.
- Sign a pledge to care for planet.
- Write a letter to a congress person.
Earth Day Activities for Kids
- Throw a Lorax Party
- Make a Planter from a Tea Box
- Oreo Dirt Cups with Gummy Worms and Printable Activities
- Earth Day Kid Craft Ideas
- Coffee Filter Earth Kids Craft with Printable Pledge
- Day Gift Tags for Gifties
- Earth Themed Clay Jewelry with Sculpey
- Earth Day Bingo over on Artsy Fartsy Mama
- Earth Day Jokes from Artsy Fartsy Mama
- Floral Globe Coloring Printable from Creatively Beth
- Reusable Yard Bag on Kunin Felt
Entire Activity Pack
Hop over to my TpT store and grab this whole pack. There are loads of ideas and ways to celebrate.
Best Ways to Use Free Printables
You might have seen this list from me before but I think it is worth sharing over and over. Sometimes the people in the back need to hear things a few times, right? There are so many great ways to use free printables. Here are some of my favorites.
- Print them and mail in an envelope with a stamp. Snail mail rocks.
- Batch some up to make an activity book. This is great for a road trip!
- Print and use at a place setting on the table to create a conversation starter.
- Add them to goody bags. By the way, goody bags are not just for birthday parties.
- Package them up with your favorite markers and crayons to give as a gift.
- Drop a few off at the local coffee shop with fun pencils to spread some happy.
- Cut them up to make cards, gift wrap and decorations.
BEST Tools For Working With Free Printables
These are my favorite tools and art supplies to use with free printables and why I love them too.
- Printer – This Laser Printer is inexpensive and works like a charm. It even works with Alexa. Bonus!
- Scissors – Lots of printables can be cut up to create decorations and cards and things like that.
- Markers and Crayons – All thing ooly work the best for me. I LOVE all of their markers, pencils and crayons.
- Colored Pencils – For adult coloring, PRISM makes the colored pencils that I love to use most.
- Twine – For creating banners and garlands from printables, I love this twine best.
- Adhesive – Lots of printables have pieces that get cut out and put together. This is my fave tape runner!
YAY for Earth Day Activities for Kids!