April is Earth Month, and our simple preschool Earth Day activities and experiments are a fun way to celebrate the season. Easy hands-on preschool science experiments, activities, and sensory play ideas are a great way to introduce Earth Day to young kids!
EARTH DAY PRESCHOOL ACTIVITIES FOR HANDS-ON LEARNING!
EARTH DAY FOR KIDS
Earth Day is such an awesome time to introduce important concepts such as recycling, pollution, planting, composting, and reusing with preschoolers. 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 help 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.
Earth Day activities can be done at any time not just during the month of April! Learn about our amazing planet and how to care for it all year long. Earth Day should be everyday, right?
These Earth Day activities are great for preschool, kindergarten, and even elementary age kids! You can easily set up each project to suit the needs of your kids!
EARTH DAY PRESCHOOL ACTIVITIES
Click on the links 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!
Learn how to make a gelatin birdseed ornament with this engaging bird watching activity.
Make your own DIY bird feeder from recyclable cardboard tubes.
All you need is a few simple materials for this Earth Day seed bomb activity for preschoolers.
Make these cool suncatchers or jewelry items from plastic egg cartons.
Learn how to melt old broken bits of crayon in the oven and make your own new crayons to draw with.
Check out our collection of recycling projects for kids this Earth Day. So many awesome things to make using materials you already have.
You’ve head about oil spills on the news, you’ve read about the cleanup in the newspaper, learn about ocean pollution right at home or in the classroom this Earth Day.
An easy water sensory bin for young kids to check out what trash and litter look like in the ocean.
MORE FUN EARTH DAY ACTIVITIES
Learn about mixing oil and water with this fun Earth Day lava lamp project.
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.
Try a classic baking soda and vinegar reaction with an Earth Day theme. Fizzy fun for preschoolers!
Learn a bit about water absorption with this easy Earth Day science activity.
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.
Make an Earth theme sensory bottle with a simple science lesson too!
Water beads are a super fun sensory bin filler. Add shells, animals, and other natural elements for easy sensory play. Learn some facts about the Planet Earth too.
We have a variety of LEGO coloring pages to print out. Build soil layers or the layers of the Earth, and learn about recycling with these fun LEGO ideas.
Download our free Earth coloring page. Comes with bonus spring theme printables!
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.
Celebrate Earth Day with an easy Earth Day ornament made from salt dough.
Make pretty tie-dyed planet Earths to go along with The Lorax by Dr. Seuss with this easy coffee filter art project.
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.
Turn paint store cards into a cool Earth Day project!
Learn about recycling with a batch of homemade playdough and our free printable Earth Day playdough mat.
Looking for more free Earth Day theme printables, you can find great ideas right here including LEGO challenges.
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OUR EARTH DAY ACTIVITIES ARE PERFECT FOR PRESCHOOL!
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