Earth Day is such an awesome time to introduce important concepts such as recycling, pollution, planting, composting, and reusing with kids. Wondering what are some easy Earth Day activities to try? These simple hands-on Earth Day activities will help you get started to celebrate Earth Day at home or at school. Even toddlers and preschoolers can get involved and learn how to help our planet!
FUN EARTH DAY ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS
HOW CAN WE CELEBRATE EARTH DAY?
Celebrate Earth Day at home or in the classroom with fun hands-on learning for kids that you can also use any time of the year. From simple bug hotels to homemade seed bombs to pollution discussions, these Earth Day projects are excellent for teaching kids about the conservation and protection of our planet.
Wondering what Earth Day is and how it got started? Earth Day is an annual event celebrated around the world on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first celebrate in 1970, and now includes events in more than 193 countries.
The best part about our Earth Day activities is using what you have. Reuse items in different ways. Complete a STEM challenge or two with items out of the recycling bin. Make sure to grab our free printable Earth Day STEM activities below. Remember, Earth Day activities can be done at any time of the year not just during the month of April! Learn about our amazing planet and how to care for it all year long!
EARTH DAY IDEAS
Here are a list of great questions to ask kids when preparing for Earth Day. Asking questions without giving the answer right away is a great way to find out what kids already know, and their thoughts and feelings.
- What can you recycle?
- What can you do around the house to conserve energy?
- What do plants do for us and the Earth?
- Why shouldn’t we litter and what is littering?
- Why don’t we dump trash in the ocean?
- What can we make from old or recyclable items?
I love some of the wonderful and thoughtful answers to these questions my preschool age son had while we enjoyed our Earth Day activities.
FREE EARTH DAY PRINTABLE…
Download this awesome Earth Day project planner below with activities that use virtually no extra supplies than what you already have around. I guarantee you can try each one!
EARTH DAY ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS
Click on the links below to learn more about how to set up each Earth Day theme activity with your kids!
Two kitchen ingredients and you have an awesome Earth Day oobleck science activity your kids will love.
Download our free earth coloring page. We made a batch of homemade puffy paint to color our earth for easy Earth Day art.
This Earth Day craft with paint chips is fun and easy for kids of all ages.
Reuse your newspaper and make this easy newspaper craft inspired by famous artist, Wassily Kandinsky.
Make this paper earth craft from newspaper or other paper scraps you want to recycle.
Free printable bingo cards and other Earth Day activities you can do at home or in the classroom. These Earth Day picture based bingo cards are great for preschoolers!
Combine science, sensory play, and literacy into one very hands-on activity all kids will love to try! A pie plate was the perfect base for our Earth slime. For this Lorax slime we made two batches of the recipe, one green and one blue.
One of our favorite Earth Day activities these homemade seed bombs are easy to make and great for gifts too!
Watching flowers grow is an amazing lesson for kids of all ages. Our hands-on growing flowers activity gives kids the opportunity to plant and grow their own flowers!
Take the learning outdoors and explore the world of bees with a DIY bee hotel.
Tons of ideas for easy things to make from recycled items. Test out your engineering and design skills today!
You’ve head about oil spills on the news, you’ve read about the cleanup in the newspaper but did you know you could learn about ocean pollution right at home or in the classroom.