April is Earth Month, and these simple preschool Earth Day activities are a fun way to celebrate Earth Day with kids. Easy hands-on preschool science experiments, activities, and sensory play are a great way to introduce Earth Day to young kids! Also check out our Earth Day activities for elementary and older!

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April Earth Day Theme For Preschool

Earth Day is an excellent time to introduce important concepts such as recycling, pollution, planting, composting, and reusing with preschoolers.

From simple bug hotels to homemade seed bombs to pollution discussions, these Earth Day projects are excellent ways to teach kids about caring for our planet.

Use these Earth Day questions or prompts to help get the ball rolling!

The following Earth Day activities will help you get started to make Earth Day every day in your home or school. Even preschoolers can get involved and learn how to care for our planet!

The best part about our Earth Day activities is that you can use what you already have. Complete a STEM challenge or two with items out of the recycling bin. 

Remember, Earth Day activities can be done any time of the year, not just during April! Learn about our amazing planet and how to care for it all year!

How To Explain Earth Day To Preschoolers

Wondering what Earth Day is and how it got started? Earth Day is an annual event celebrated worldwide on April 22 to demonstrate support for protecting the environment.

Earth Day started in 1970 in the United States to focus people’s attention on environmental issues. The first Earth Day led to the creation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of new ecological laws.

In 1990, Earth Day went global, and today, billions of people worldwide support protecting our Planet. Together, let’s help look after our planet!

Earth Day is easy to celebrate at home or in the classroom. It offers fun hands-on learning activities, experiments, and arts and crafts that can be used anytime.


These printable Earth Day guides and STEM challenge cards are great for preschool, kindergarten, and even elementary-age kids! You can easily set up each project to suit your kids’ needs.

21 Earth Day Preschool Activities

Click on the titles below to learn more about each Earth Day theme idea. All activities should be easy to do at home or in the classroom. Let us know how you celebrate Earth Day!

Recycling Activities Pack

Introduce reuse, reduce, recycle, and get a head start with this free recycling activities pack!


Earth Day Bingo

Enjoy this free Earth Day bingo and activity pack with kids of all ages.


Make Bird Seed Ornaments

Learn how to make a gelatin birdseed ornament with this engaging bird-watching activity.

Cardboard Bird Feeder

Make your own DIY bird feeder from recyclable cardboard tubes.

Seed Jar Experiment

Plant seeds in a jar and watch them grow! An easy plant activity that can be observed over a week.

Grow Flowers

Here is a list of the best flowers to grow for young kids!

Earth Day Seed Bombs

All you need is a few simple materials for this Earth Day seed bomb activity for preschoolers.


Earth Day Playdough Activity

Learn about recycling with a batch of homemade playdough and our free printable Earth Day playdough mat.

Grab a FREE recycling theme playdough mat here!


Recycling Craft

Make these cool suncatchers or jewelry items from plastic egg cartons.

Recycling Projects

Check out our collection of recycling projects for kids this Earth Day.  So many awesome things to make using materials you already have.  

Earth Day Lava Lamp

Learn about mixing oil and water with this fun Earth Day lava lamp project.


Milk and Vinegar

Earth-friendly and kid-friendly science, make milk plastic!  Kids will be amazed by the transformation of a couple of household ingredients into a moldable, durable piece of a plastic-like substance.

Fizzy Earth Day Science Experiment

Try a classic baking soda and vinegar reaction with an Earth Day theme. Fizzy fun for preschoolers!

Earth Day Absorption Activity

Combine science and art with this simple water absorption activity. Use eye droppers to create mini Earths with cotton pads and colored water.

Earth Day Science

Earth Day Oobleck

Oobleck is a neat kitchen science experiment and ours looks like the planet Earth!  Try making and playing with goop for a fun preschool Earth Day activity.


Earth Day Discovery Bottles

Science discovery bottles are a great way to check out simple science concepts with preschoolers. Create various discovery bottles with a preschool Earth Day theme. 

Earth Sensory Bottle

Make an Earth theme sensory bottle with a simple science lesson too!

Earth Day Coloring Page

Download our free Earth coloring page. Pair it with our puffy paint recipe, which comes with bonus spring-theme printables!

Salt Dough Earth

Celebrate Earth Day with an easy Earth Day ornament made from salt dough.


Earth Day Coffee Filter Craft

Combine a Planet Earth craft with a bit of science for the perfect STEAM activity this season. This coffee filter Earth Day art is great for even non-crafty kiddos. 


Earth Day Printables

Looking for more free Earth Day theme printables, you can find great ideas right here including easy LEGO building challenges.


More Preschool Themes

Printable Earth Day Pack

If you want to have all of your printable activities in one convenient place, plus exclusive worksheets with an Earth Day theme, our Earth Day STEM Project Pack is what you need!



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