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 activities for preschool, kindergarten, and early elementary age kids.

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?

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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!

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.

EARTH DAY SEED BOMBS

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

EARTH DAY RECYCLABLE CRAFT

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

RECYCLE CRAYONS

Learn how to melt old broken bits of crayon in the oven and make your own new crayons to draw with.

make crayon stars with kids

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.  

OIL SPILL CLEAN UP EXPERIMENT

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.

EARTH DAY OCEAN RECYCLING

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

EARTH DAY LAVA LAMP

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

MILK AND VINEGAR PLASTIC

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 WATER ABSORPTION

Learn a bit about water absorption with this easy Earth Day science 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 SENSORY BIN

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.

EARTH DAY WITH LEGO

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.

EARTH DAY COLORING PAGE

Download our free Earth coloring page.  Comes with bonus spring theme printables!

EARTH DAY ART

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.

SALT DOUGH EARTH

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

THE LORAX ACTIVITY

Make pretty tie-dyed planet Earths to go along with The Lorax by Dr. Seuss with this easy coffee filter art project.

COFFEE FILTER EARTH DAY ART

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 PAINT CHIP CRAFT

Turn paint store cards into a cool Earth Day project!

EARTH DAY POP ART

Create this colorful Earth Day pop art inspired by famous artist Andy Warhol.  Free printable included!

NEWSPAPER CRAFT

Reuse your newspaper and make this easy newspaper craft inspired by famous artist, Wassily Kandinsky.

EARTH DAY PLAYDOUGH MAT

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!

EARTH DAY PRINTBLES

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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