Celebrate our planet with these amazing Earth Day Ideas

by Melissa

April 22nd is Earth Day. Need some simple and easy ways to get your kids and family involved in their environment?

Check out these fun and exciting Earth Day Ideas.

April 22nd is Earth Day. Need some fun and exciting ways to get your kids and family involved in their environment? Check out these great Earth Day Ideas! #EarthDay #April22 #ReduceReuseRecycle #EarthDayIdeas #EarthDayActivities



It doesn’t have to be left up to the school to teach our kids how important it is to take care of our beautiful planet. 

Earth Day is a day to inspire awareness and appreciation for protecting the health of our environment and I truly think it is a great idea to get your kids understanding the importance of that early on.

I have rounded up lots of great Earth Day ideas from activities, crafts, and printables to get you started. 

What are some ideas for Earth Day?

They may be fun and cute crafts but offer lots of opportunities to talk about Earth’s characteristics, resources, and conservation.

It will make learning about this day even more fun and special.

Earth Day Ideas, Activities, Crafts and Printables

To view all the craft instructions and materials you can click on the links below or the photos as well.

Activities & Crafts:

Tissue Paper Craft
Happy Hooligans


“This Tissue Paper Earth Day Craft is perfect for toddlers and preschoolers. It’s a great activity to accompany a discussion about the importance of caring for our planet.” – Happy Hooligans

Paper Mache Light Up Globes
Housing A Forest


“Paper Mache is so easy and really cheap.  Which makes it a perfect medium for crafting in large groups.  We love creating simple Earth Day Crafts, and quickly fell in love with these simple paper mache globes that glow.” – Housing A Forest

Recycle Crayons
Make & Takes


“I know you have some crayons that are short, stubby, paper gone or in shreds. Perfect crayons don’t last long for coloring. I have a solution for all of those leftover and unwanted stubby crayons – Recycled Chunky Crayons!” – Makes & Takes

“Stained Glass” Suncatchers
Crafts on Sea


“These sweet planet Earth suncatchers remind me of stained glass and they are really easy to make. As an added bonus they’re also perfect for encouraging fine motor skills too.” – Crafts on Sea

Balloon Stamping
I Heart Arts and Crafts


“As they take the balloon and stamp it onto the card stock paper the colors start to swirl together. ” – I Heart Arts N Crafts

Handprint Craft
Crafty Morning


“Here’s a cute Earth Day craft for your kids to make! It’s their hand prints holding the Earth in a heart shape. Teach them that they hold the power to keep Earth clean and healthy!” – Crafty Morning

Salt Dough Necklaces
Natural Beach Living


“Earth Day was started for everyone to show appreciation for our planet and the environment. Having a few fun, Earth Day crafts preschoolers and all kids for that matter can enjoy is another way to keep the communication going on the importance of our planet.” – Natural Beach Living



Printables:

Going Green Mini Unit
What the Teacher Wants


“In honor of Earth Day I’ve created a free mini-unit and our class is “going green” {your class can too! This is a multi-grade level unit}.   This unit is full of Earth Day topics such as reduce, reuse, recycle, pollution, mother earth, and more!” – What the Teacher Wants

Earth Day Word Search
Teachers Pay Teachers


“Celebrate Earth Day and Spring with this fun word search! This word search includes pictures for each word so it can be used for Kindergarten through Second Grade. Children love to use highlighters to find each word and color the pictures, too!” – Teachers Pay Teachers (Free Printable)

Various Coloring Pages
DLTK


“Coloring pages are fun for children of all ages and are a great educational tool that helps children develop fine motor skills, creativity and color recognition!” – DLTK



It’s the only Earth we’ve got!

You can make a difference!

Here are a few items to use for your celebration or awareness for this great Earth.  *affiliate links



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