20+ Amazing Ways to Celebrate Earth Day with Kids This Year
Celebrate Earth Day with kids with interactive fun as you teach invaluable lessons about conservationism, environmentally-friendly practices, and more.
Discover awesome ideas and use the free printable Earth Day Fun Planner page to help you get organized and prepared for your special Earth Day celebration!
Create a Plan to Celebrate Earth Day with Kids
To make sure that learning fun happens with Earth Day activities for kids leading up to and on April 22, I’m coming up with a plan. If I don’t have a plan, fun stuff just doesn’t happen. Well, at least not the way I’d like it to 😉
You’ll find a free printable Earth Day Fun Planner at the end of this post. It’s an instant download (just click, download, and print!). Use it to coordinate your ideas and prepare for a fun Earth Day with your kids.
So, I’ve curated a list of ways my boys and I can celebrate this special holiday together:
- Books to Celebrate Earth Day with Kids
- Awesome Activities to Celebrate Earth Day with Kids (nature walk with Cindy, chalk pastel)
- Earth Day Crafts for Kids
- Printables to Celebrate Earth Day with Kids
- Special Snacks to Celebrate Earth Day with Kids
- Earth Day Videos for Kids
Books to Celebrate Earth Day with Kids
One of my boys’ favorite books is Earth Day-Hooray by Stuart J. Murphy! Have you enjoyed any of these Earth Day books with your kids?
Also, Eva shares at The Curriculum Choice some awesome recommendations for Earth Day resources from Dover Publications.
Earth Day–Hooray! (MathStart 3)The EARTH BookI Am Earth: An Earth Day Book for KidsThank You, Earth: A Love Letter to Our PlanetI Can Save the Earth!: One Little Monster Learns to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle (Little Green Books)The Lorax (Classic Seuss)How to Help the Earth-by the Lorax (Dr. Seuss) (Step into Reading)Earth Day Every Day (Cloverleaf Books ™ — Planet Protectors)Earth Day: An Alphabet BookThe Three R’s: Reuse, Reduce, Recycle (What Do You Know About? Books)The Adventures of an Aluminum Can: A Story About Recycling (Little Green Books)The Adventures of a Plastic Bottle: A Story About Recycling (Little Green Books)
Awesome Activities to Celebrate Earth Day with Kids
Go on a nature walk! My boys and I will be going on a nature walk to celebrate Earth Day. My go-to resource for this activity is Cindy West’s 100+ Easy and Fun Creative Nature Walks. Awesome ideas for enjoying this special time with your kids!
Get creative and have fun with chalk pastels! Our chalk pastel lessons with Nana are a highlight in our homeschool. My boys can’t wait to dive into a variety of chalk pastel lessons celebrating Earth and nature in our You ARE An Artist! Clubhouse membership. Get a sneak peek and try out a video lesson with How to Draw a Field of Sunflowers with Chalk Pastels.
Super Simple and Fun Planet Earth Slime Sensory Activity (Autistic Mama): With just a few ingredients, your kids will have a blast making and playing with Earth Day slime.
Hands-On Learning Fun with Seed Bombs (Hide the Chocolate): Super fun activity to do with kids! These DIY goodies would make fantastic gifts for family and friends.
Free Printable Earth Day Bingo (Artsy Fartsy Mama): Adorable game for some interactive Earth Day fun with kids.
3 Activities to Celebrate Earth Day (Blog, She Wrote): Fantastic ideas for activities encouraging kids to reduce, reuse, and recycle!
Starting Seeds Recycling Project (The Homeschool Scientist): Recycle those plastic containers you get from restaurants and such by turning them into places to start seeds.
Earth Day Crafts for Kids
These craft ideas feature the Earth. I encourage you to look for more crafts that recycle or upcycle materials. Follow and check out my Earth Day Pinterest board for more ideas.
Coffee Filter Earth Craft (Look! We’re Learning!): Super fun yet easy craft using just coffee filters, blue and green markers, and water. One of my boys’ favorites 🙂
Simple Earth Suncatcher – Earth Day Craft (No Time for Flashcards): Your kids can create a gorgeous Earth-themed suncatcher with just a few materials.
Earth Day Craft for Kids (The Resourceful Mama): Another simple yet cute craft that only requires a paper plate, tissue paper, scissors, and glue.
Planet Earth PomPoms (What Can We Do With Paper and Glue): Cool ideas for making different size pompoms that look Earth.
Printables to Celebrate Earth Day with Kids
Free Earth Day Cootie Catcher (Rock Your Homeschool): Awesome hands-on activity to help your kids learn and talk about ways to take better care of our planet.
Earth Day Coloring Pages (Rock Your Homeschool): These three free coloring pages are awesome to work on while listening to an Earth Day book being read aloud or just for fun. Includes drawing or writing prompts for kids to keep the learning fun going on the back of the page to maximize the use of the paper.
Earth Day Tracing Pages (Rock Your Homeschool): More creative fun for Earth Day! These three free printable pages also include prompts to continue work on the back to get the maximum use of the paper.
Earth Day I Spy Printables (Rock Your Homeschool): Wow! Three free I Spy printables for easy Earth Day Activities with kids. Your kids can practice sorting, counting, tally marks, and graphing.
Free Endangered Animals Notebooking Pages (Walking By The Way): Remind your kids of the importance of taking care of our Earth and its creatures with some notebooking fun.
Special Snacks to Celebrate Earth Day with Kids
Earth Day Fruit Plate (Mama Guru): Healthy snack that includes blueberries and kiwi fruit.
Earth Day Cookies (Tidy Mom): Get a fantastic recipe and ideas for decorating yummy sugar cookies to look like the Earth.
Easy Earth Day Treat Cups (Simple As That): Make your own Earth Day Popcorn to go in your DIY Earth Day Treat Cups!
Earth Day Cake Pops (Vanilla & Lace): These yummy treats look like a fantastic addition to Earth Day fun.
Earth Day Jello (Tales of the Scotts): Combine blue and green jello and what do you get? Super cool Earth Day snack!
Earth Day Videos for Kids
Use This FREE Fun Day Planner to Be Ready to Celebrate Earth Day with Kids
Get organized and prepared to celebrate Earth Day with kids with this free fun day planner! This simple printable is designed to help you gather your thoughts and ideas for a fun Earth Day celebration.
I encourage you to select only one thing for each category. No need to overwhelm your kids or yourself 😉 Savor the Earth Day activity with your kids. Talk about it and what they think.
If there are a few ideas that just look too good to pass up, schedule them for different days. Or maybe next year. You’ll have something to look forward to 🙂
Click on the image below to subscribe and get started with planning this free Earth Day Fun Planner page!!
excellent list of earth day activities. a good combination to make the day great
Hi Amy, I loved the activities you suggested for EarthDay. I did not see the link for same the trees book mark.
We already do some of the things on the list, but I see where we can be doing more. Children do what they see adults do, so we need to model the best, earth friendly behaviors we can for them.