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!

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

April Earth Day Theme For Preschool

Earth Day is such an awesome 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 for teaching kids about caring for our planet.

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 great 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.  Grab our free printable Earth Day STEM activities below to enjoy!

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 around the world on April 22 to demonstrate support for the protection of the environment.

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

In 1990 Earth Day went global, and today billions of people around the world participate in support of the protection of our Earth. Together, let’s help look after our planet!

Earth Day is easy to celebrate at home or in the classroom, with fun hands-on learning activities, experiments, and arts and crafts that you can use anytime.

Earth Day Books For Preschoolers

Share a book together for Earth Day! Here are a few of my Earth Day themed book choices to add to your learning time. (I am an Amazon Affiliate)


These printable 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!

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!

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 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 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.  

More Fun Earth Day Theme Preschool Activities

Check out these fun preschool science activities below that we have given an Earth Day theme!

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 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 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 Coloring Page

Download our free Earth coloring page. Great to pair it with our puffy paint recipe! Comes with bonus spring theme printables!

Salt Dough Earth

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

The Lorax Earth Craft

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

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’re looking 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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