April! Spring! Earth day! We all know that Earth day should be everyday, however, it is highly recognized on a specific day during the month of April. We are doing another awesome STEM countdown with these simple and engaging Earth Day STEM activities.  Explore the world around you with these neat Earth Day science experiments and projects, as you conserve water and energy, recycle and reuse, and tread lightly on our planet everyday.

EARTH DAY STEM ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS!

We are doing another awesome STEM countdown with Earth Day STEM activities. Although we do some extra neat Earth Day theme science experiments and projects to highlight the day, we also conserve water and energy, recycle and reuse, and tread lightly on our planet everyday. 

EARTH DAY SCIENCE

What makes for great Earth Day STEM activities? I love science experiments and projects that reuse, re-purpose, and recycle what’s already in your house. Not only is this great for the environment, but it makes for very frugal science learning!

Earth Day is also a time to think about planting seeds, growing flowers, and caring for the land. Learn about the life cycle of plants and trees. Learn about water pollution, energy conservation, and your footprint on the world.

 

If everybody did only one small, helpful thing for Earth Day {and everyday}, it will make a huge impact on our world. The same goes for picking up even one piece of litter left on the ground. It might seem so small and insignificant, but if everyone left one less tiny piece of trash lying around, it would make a big impact.

Every person can make a difference!

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EARTH DAY IDEAS

This year, we are going to be trying out some new kinds of Earth Day STEM activities for preschoolers than we had previously done for.  We also have great hands-on Earth Day activities including simple science experiments with a blue and green theme.

Any Earth Day art activity or recycling project, whether a conservation project, science experiment, or neighborhood clean up is also an excellent gateway to conversations with your kids. Enjoying a fun activity together always presents a great opportunity to chat about what’s important!

This Spring, you can countdown to Earth Day with us as we explore these Earth Day STEM activities.  Make sure to check out our Spring STEM activities too.

EARTH DAY STEM ACTIVITIES 

MAKE A BIRDSEED ORNAMENT

To kick off Earth Day, you can even make the birds some treats while you are at it with this kid-friendly birdseed feeder ornaments! 

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FLOWER SEED BOMBS

EARTH DAY RECYCLED CRAFT

Use what you have in your recycling bin for this fun Earth Day STEM craft.  We also try to save styrofoam and packaging materials for crafts and activities. Read all about our STEM On A Budget for more ideas.

MORE EARTH DAY RECYCLING PROJECTS

PAPER BAG STEM CHALLENGES

Check out these 7 STEM activities you can do with a few simple household items.  Fill a paper bag or two with these fun STEM challenges.

Paper Bag STEM challenges week of ideas for kids STEM projects.

BUILD A CARDBOARD MARBLE RUN

Turn all your leftover cardboard tubes into something fun and useful with this marble run STEM activity.

Cardboard Tube Marble Run Building STEM Activity for Kids

LEGO RUBBER BAND CAR

Develop your design skills with this fun STEM activity to build a LEGO rubber band car for Batman. Lego Rubber Band STEM activity

BUILD A HAND CRANK WINCH

This is a great Earth Day STEM activity to make use of your collection of recyclables.   Make a simple machine for kids with this hand crank winch project.
 Winch Simple machines Recycled STEM Activity

MAKE A RECYCLED STEM KIT

Keep a container just for cool stuff to turn into STEM projects. Check out more awesome recycled STEM activities. 

Recycled STEM Activities

OR WHAT ABOUT A RECYCLED ROBOT FAMILY

Collect all your bits and pieces, bottles, and cans. Get out the glue gun and make a robot family.

OR A NEWSPAPER STEM CHALLENGE

Have you ever rolled newspapers to make building materials?

MORE EARTH DAY IDEAS…

Every day we can do out part to keep the world clean and beautiful. We can learn how to conserve resources and protect the planet!

MEASURE YOUR FOOTPRINT ON THE WORLD

Trace around your foot and use it to measure your room! Your footprint on this world is how much space you use. You can also measure each room of the house.

HOW MANY LIGHTS ARE ON GRAPHING ACTIVITY

At breakfast, lunch, and dinner, check out how many lights are on and write down the numbers. You can also check more frequently during the day. You can then graph it! Add the total for the day and keep track over the course of the week. You can have a daily graph and then a graph of the daily totals for the whole week.

BRUSHING TEETH WATER CONSERVATION ACTIVITY

Place a bowl under the faucet and brush your teeth for the full two minutes with the water running. Measure the amount of water in the bowl. Now compare that to brushing your teeth for the full two minutes with the water only running when necessary. Measure that amount of water and compare the two.

THE IMPACT OF TRASH

Last year we took a walk around the neighborhood and collected any trash we could find. You can do this just about anywhere trash is thrown on the side of the road. Put all your trash in a bin of clean water. Talk about what happens to the water over the next 24 hours.

GO-SCREEN FREE FOR THE DAY

Use less energy and unplug! Read a book, ride your bike, play a board game, make art, or anything else you enjoy that doesn’t require energy. Using less energy keeps the planet and everyone on it healthier for the future!

CONNECT WITH NATURE

When you connect with nature you naturally want to protect its beauty! Get outside and explore. It’s a great opportunity to go screen-free and conserve energy too. Find a new hiking or walking trail, go to the beach, or just play games in the backyard. Share the enjoyment of the outdoors with your kiddos and it will help them understand why the environment is so important.

FUN WAYS TO LEARN WITH EARTH DAY STEM ACTIVITIES!

Click on the image below or on the link for more easy hands-on Earth Day activities.

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Looking for easy to print activities, and inexpensive problem-based challenges? 

We have you covered…

Click below to get your quick and easy STEM challenges.