Earth Day is on the 22nd of April and is celebrated all over the world. It is an exciting day that focuses on the importance of the earth and what we can do to protect it. This is a great day to have some fun with our children, do some fun activities, and teach them about looking after our earth. To help stimulate discussion we have put together this round-up of 10 Earth Day Crafts & Activities that kids of all ages are sure to love.
These activities are all SO much fun and are perfect for reflecting on the importance of looking after the earth. The official Earth Day is one day but there are simple changes that you and your family can do every day of the year such as recycling, reducing waste, turning off lights, reducing water usage, walking, or using public transport instead of taking the car and even picking up trash when you are out on walks. Small changes can make a big difference!
15 Fun Earth Day Crafts & Activities
1. Earth Day Hat
This free printable Earth Day Hat will make learning about how to protect our planet extra fun! Your kids will love coloring this adorable Earth Day crown and celebrating Earth Day in style. Visit Mombrite for more details.
2. Upcycled Succulent Container
Focus on the earth by being more sustainable. A great way to do this is to upcycle recycling into useful items such as this lovely succulent container. Pink Fortitude shows us how and explains how this project is not only honoring her health, but also Mom, and Mother Earth.
3. Printable Earth Day Worksheets
Earth Day themed free printable worksheets to help children learn about nature, the earth, sustainability, and recycling. Children will practice tracing, coloring, patterns, complete a scavenger hunt, and more! Head over to Literacy Learn to get your copy.
4. Tin Can Herb Garden
Teach your kids to grow their own food with an easy recycled container herb garden. This is such a great way to get some use from old tin cans! Two Kids And A Coupon shows us how to make one.
5. We Love The Earth Printable Recycled Craft
Print out the free printables and transfer them to a recycled cardboard box. Color and you have yourself a fun interactive game. Kids will love picking out their favorite images of what they love about the earth and placing them to make their own unique earth. Follow this link to get the free printables.
6. Earth Man
Need a simple and quick Earth craft for the kids? This Earth paper craft is perfect! Visit Simple Everyday Mom to find out more.
7. Earthy Rock & Fossil Magnets
Spend the day collecting rocks and fossils to make your very own rock fridge magnets. More information about this fun activity is over at Sustain My Craft Habit.
8. Earth Day Word Printables
Fun free printable Earth Day word puzzles and spelling games for kids. Kids will learn Earth Day vocabulary and read, write, and spell 35 Earth Day words. Get your free printables from Tree Valley Academy.
9. Toilet Paper Roll Seeding Pots
This Earth Day reuse toilet paper rolls into a fun learning experience for kids with this easy toilet paper roll seedling pot tutorial. The Forked Spoon has more information for you on this activity.
10. Recycled Crayon Craft
Get the kids involved in making these fun earth crayons for their friends! All you need is some old crayon scraps and a muffin tin. Head over to Today’s Creative Life to learn how.
11. Recycling Activity For Preschoolers
Learning about recycling is perfect for Earth Day and this recycling activity actually uses repurposed items. It’s never too early to learn about recycling! This activity is aimed at preschoolers but it is also great and lots of fun for older children to partake in. Head over to Two Pink Peonies to learn more.
12. Nature Bingo
Print out the Earth Day Nature Bingo Card from Family Focus Blog and head out on a nature hike and play this fun game. While someone might win the game and get a “Bingo” first, everyone is a winner as the cards fill up and all kinds of treasures are found!
13. Paper Plate Earth
Kids will love this paper plate earth craft! Earth day is always a great opportunity to get crafty with the kids and teach them the importance of protecting the environment, keeping the earth beautiful and clean, and doing our part. Head over to The Inspiration Edit to find out more.
14. Earth Day Sensory Play
This sensory tray is the perfect Earth Day activity for young children. This tray is great for encouraging conservation about the earth and environment. You could even include some animals for your child to hunt, find and talk about. Find out more over at Active Littles.
15. Earth Day Bookmark
Red Ted Art always has the most amazing corner bookmarks and we especially love this one for Earth Day! How adorable are the heart and plasters?!
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We would love to hear about what you plan to do for Earth Day and what daily actions you take to make a difference so please leave us a message below!