Earth Day Activities

by | Apr 6, 2023 | Holidays, Kid Activities

Hands holding a clay Earth with white texts that reads Earth Day Fun

Celebrate Earth Day with simple Earth Day activities for kids — from creative Earth Day crafts to recycling fun.

Celebrating Earth Day with Kids

Earth Day was first celebrated on April 22nd in the year 1970 to raise awareness about environmental issues and it is still widely celebrated today.

If you plan to celebrate Earth Day with your own kiddos this year, I’ve got you covered with some of the best Earth Day activities for kids.

You can find all my top Earth Day activity picks below!

Earth Day Activities & Crafts for Kids

When I first started creating this mega list of Earth Day activities for kids, I knew I wanted to have a good variety included in this post, everything from craft ideas to simple printables — and that’s just what I did!

With that said, if crating is your thing, grab your craft supplies and kick Earth Day off to a creative start with these fun Earth Day crafts!

Earth Day Crafts for Kids

Spend Earth Day getting crafty with the kiddos using some of these fun Earth Day crafts.

Paint a world, make a puppet, or create something eco-friendly — go on, get your craft on!

Creative Earth Crafts

Nothing says Earth Day better than the Earth itself!

Check out these fun Earth-themed Earth Day crafts for kids!

Adorable Earth Day Crafts for Kids

Get Earth Day kicked off with something crafty and fun with this adorable Earth paper craft (left) or this simple paper plate craft (right) via Simple Everday Mom.

Want to mix your Earth-making game up a bit? Try one of these fun Earth-themed Earth Day crafts instead!

Give it a personal touch with this cute Earth in hands craft via A Little Pinch of Perfect which includes a free template and is ideal for little ones. Or try this similar Earth Day craft via Finding Myself Young that might be more suited for your older kiddos.

Other fun Earth-inspired Earth Day crafts:

Nature-Inspired Crafts

While Earth-related crafts can be a blast for kicking off your Earth Day fun, this holiday can easily be celebrated with simple nature craft ideas as well.

Check out a few of my favorite nature craft ideas for celebrating Earth Day with the kiddos!

Nature Craft Puppets Earth Day Activity

Keep things super simple with these easy flower and insect puppets (above) via Moms Who Save or take it up a few notches with this creative fold-out secret garden via Barley & Birch.

Have a Dr. Suess fan in the house? Give this fun Lorax truffula seed craft via Jinxy Kid a try!

If you have older kiddos, consider something a little more complex such as these beautiful Pressed flower suncatchers via Making Joy and Pretty Things — I feel like this one could double as a wonderful gift for Mother’s Day too!

Other Earth Day Craft Ideas

If Earth & nature themed doesn’t strike your fancy, consider one of these fun craft ideas for your Earth Day celebration instead!

Marble & Paint Earth Day Crafts

While still Earth-inspired, this simple marble Earth craft (above) via Simply Full of Delight can be a fun alternative to the traditional Earth-themed craft ideas mentioned above!

Looking for something more eco-friendly? Try one of these fun craft ideas instead!

Earth Day Activities for Kids

If activity-based fun is more y our style, I’ve totally got you!

From recycling and sensory activities to coloring pages and scavenger hunts.

Check out my mega-list of Earth Day activities for kids!

Educational & Creative Earth Day Activities

Looking for something that is hands-on, creative, and educational?

Check out these fun Earth Day activities that you can easily fit into your homeschool schedule!

Educational Earth Day Activities for Kids

This fun hands-on Earth Day unit via Royal Baloo includes the unique activity of making a seed from playdough (shown above), creating tree rings, and other fun ideas!

Looking for a longer-term project? Consider using these tips for teaching kids to compost via Freedom Homeschooling.

If getting creative is more your homeschool style, but traditional paper crafts aren’t your thing — these will rock your world (pun intended).

Have your kiddos create their own rock fossil fridge magnets via Sustain My Craft Habit or make a unique walking stick via Imaginative Homeschool instead!

Recycle & Planting Earth Day Activities

This is what Earth Day is all about, you guys!

There truly is no better way to celebrate this important day then by planting new life or recycling the old.

Check out these fun ideas!

Recycling Earth Day Activity for Kids

Have a little one? This cute recycling activity (above) via Two Pink Peonies is the perfect activity to introduce them to Earth Day & the message behind it!

The best part? This fun activity not only encourages recycling but also includes free printables & other exciting Earth Day ideas.

Such a fun one for littles!

Upcycled Toilet Paper Earth Day Activities

Focus on the importance of reusing old items with these fun toilet paper roll activities for kids!

Toilet paper roll activities are always a win for Earth Day!

Earth Day Fairy Garden Project

Have older kiddos that are ready to learn the importance of planting something new? Check out these fun planting activities for kids!

If your kiddos enjoy the idea of planting a garden, consider making this simple bee bath via Barley & Birch as a fun companion!

Sensory Earth Day Activities for Kids

While creating, planting, and recycling are all wonderful ideas for Earth Day.

Some kids simply learn and thrive better with a little STEAM project or sensory activity instead.

Check out these fun options for Celebrating Earth Day this year!

Earth Day Sensory Bin for Kids

If you have little ones, this Earth Day-themed sensory bin (above) via Fun a Day can be such a fun option! Not only does this sensory activity include motor skills building and sensory fun, it also has a great focus on simple math concepts — perfect for homeschoolers!

*Just a note: this fun activity does require plastic Easter eggs, so stock up now!

Looking for fun STEAM ideas? Check out these fun options via STEAM Powered Family

Printable Earth Day Activities for Kids

If simple, printable fun is more your style — these are for you!

Printable Hats for Earth Day

Kick off your Earth Day celebration with one of these adorable Earth Day hat printables for little learners!

Earth Day Coloring Pages

Keep things simple and light with one (or all) of these fun Earth Day coloring sheets for kids!

Earth Day Printables - Coloring Sheets

Start off with these simple coloring pages (above, left) via Nature Inspired Learning, or consider kicking things off with these coloring pages (above, right) via Two Kids and a Coupon instead!

Try some of these other coloring sheet options!

Earth Day Color-by-Number Sheets

If coloring is your kid’s jam, but you want to mix it up a bit.

Consider using some of these fun color-by-number sheets for kids!

Color By Number Earth Day Printables

These color-by-number sheets (above) via The Best Ideas for Kids look like so much fun, you guys! With many options to choose from, your kiddo is sure to find a favorite.

These are great go-to options for celebrating Earth Day in or outside the classroom setting.

Check out some of these other awesome Earth Day color-by-number worksheets for kids!

Looking for a coloring sheet alternative? Consider creating bookmarks with your kiddos for Earth Day instead!

Earth Day Word Games

Have a world-loving kiddo on your hands?

These Earth Day activities will be right up their alley!

Earth Day Printable Word Search Activity for Kids

Have your kiddos work on this fun word search puzzle (above) via Jinxy Kids or print off one of the fun options below!

Have an artsy word lover in your home? Consider having them work on this acrostic poem for Earth Day via Mommy Maestra instead!

Nature Worksheets

While not 100% Earth Day related, nature activities are always a great go-to this time of year — plus, they can make great conversation starters for Earth Day!

Check out some of my top nature picks below!

Printable Bug Activity Sheet for Kids

Start your nature adventuring off on the right foot with our very own Life + Homeschool blog nature-inspired worksheets

Use our adorable bug catching worksheet (above) to help your little one track their favorite bug catches! Or lean on our simple bird watching worksheet to encourage your kiddos to enjoy the simple act of watching, tracking, and learning all about the birds they’ve viewed while in nature.

Have a kiddo that loves seeking, finding, and collecting? Consider one of these fun nature-themed scavenger hunts instead!

Love getting out in nature all year round? Encourage outside time during the entire month of April with this fun 100 hours outside printable via Glamper Life

Earth Day Scavenger Hunt Activity Sheet

Love the idea of an Earth Day scavenger hunt activity for kids but want something more Earth Day themed? I’ve got you!

Check out these fun Earth Day-inspired scavenger hunt printables for kids!

Other Fun Earth Day Printables

If crafting, coloring, hunting, and planting didn’t get you excited for Earth Day this year, these fun printables will!

Check out these fun printable activities for celebrating Earth Day with the kiddos.

Printable Earth Day BINGO Activity

Play a game using this cute version of Earth Day BINGO (shown above) via The Best Ideas for Kids or try this colorful Earth Day BINGO option via Confessions of Parenting. Both of these look like so much fun, you guys!

Check out all of my other top printable Earth Day & nature-inspired picks!

So many fun options to choose from, you guys!

Happy Earth Day!

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Meet the Author

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Hey guys! I’m Mary, homeschool mom of 3 amazing kiddos.

I’m so excited that you decided to check out my little corner of the world!

If you have been following our journey for any length of time, you already know that I’m obsessed with coffee, organization, and all things simple.

I’m also a huge dog lover and introvert 💗

My homeschool style is very eclectic.

I enjoy a solid mixture of structure and free range. I set goals for myself and my children each week, but I put no pressure on perfection.

We use a wide variety of curriculum in our home.

Some of our current favorites are The Good and the Beautiful, Life of Fred, Beautiful Feet Books, and Lifepac.

While my kids do spend a good amount of time learning at desks, they also spend countless hours exploring their creativity and practicing a little independence.

I love mountains, rainy days, and sitting by the campfire. 

Our family recently relocated to the PNW and we have been enjoying finding new nature spots to explore together 🙌🏼

I can’t wait to connect and share all the things I’ve learned on our new journey! 

Just a Note…

Thanks for checking out the kid activities portion of the blog! 

Typically summer is the most productive time for my blog. However, our family is currently living in temporary housing and we do not see an end in sight (thank you housing marking 😪) — meaning my workspace & supplies to produce quality content it extremely limited.

I am still working, but it’s nothing like normal.

As always, we appreciate your patience! 

If you enjoyed this article or simply want to see more of our journey, feel free to follow us on social media for more frequent updates.

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