22 Earth Day Activities for Kids


How to celebrate Earth day activities for kids with these Earth day crafts, art, and printables. Earth Day every year on April 22 and a fun day to bring awareness on how to recycle and treat our Earth with these fun Earth Day art, recipes, and free printable crafts.

We’ve taken away all the guess work on Earth Day Activities for Kidswith these incredible tutorials. For even more ways to use recycle Tip Junkie’s Creative Community has over 38 recyclecrafting ideas.  You can always search there if you’re looking for more tutorials with step-by-step instructions. {wink}

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What Is Earth Day?

Earth Day is celebrated to mark the anniversary of what some consider the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970.  It is a day that is intended to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth’s natural environment.

Earth Day Crafts

Earth Day Craft

1.  Mr. Recycle Head Man ~ Create your own one-of-a-kind Mr. Potato Head using recycled products. Items you’ll need include tin cans, felt scraps and scrap paper.  I just adore the wheat grass hair!

Paper Mache Globes

2.  Paper Mache Globes ~ A great craft to remind children to love the earth.  A foam craft ball and tissue paper was used to make the globe.

Earth Day Craft

3.  Playdoh Planet Earth ~ This easy craft doubles as a craft for schoolage children and as a prompt to learn about Earth Day. Children will love the earth your created with playdoh, and their faces will really light up when you cut the earth in half to show them all the layers.

Planet Earth Day Slime Dr-Seuss Lorax Activity for Kids

4.  Kids will love being scientists for a day and making their own batch of Earth Day Slime by Little Bins for Little Hands . Only 3 ingredients required, Elmer’s glue, liquid starch and food coloring.

Earth Day Art

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5.  Earth Day Watercolor Art ~ Show your love for mother earth by making art with watercolors.  A hand drawn and cut heart is used for the template.

6.  Shaving Cream Plate Earth ~ Make homemade finger paint with shaving cream, food coloring and school glue to paint the earth for Earth Day.

Earth Day Art

7.  Stained Glass Planet Earth ~ Have your children create a stained glass earth from tissue paper, glue and wax paper.  They will feel a great sense of pride when their artwork is hanging for all to see.

Earth Day Suncatcher

8.  Earth Day Suncatcher ~ Elmer’s glue and glitter, what could be more fun?!  Only using those two items you can make the shape of the earth to hang and let the sunshine through.

Activities for Preschoolers

Paper Plate Earth

9.  Paper Plate Earth ~ Make homemade finger paint with flour, food coloring and water to paint the earth for Earth Day.

Activities for Kindergarten

Egg Carton Earth

10.  Egg Carton Earth ~ Create the earth from empty egg cartons and paint.  I’ll bet you have some egg cartons leftover from Easter eggs.  {{wink}}

Play Doh Bird Feeders {Craft Projects}

11.  Play Doh Bird Feeders {Craft Projects} ~ Check out this super cute way to use old play doh lids! Your kids will have a blast making these little bird feeders as well as watching the birds come to eat! A great craft project for a variety of ages to enjoy!

12 Earth Day Crafts and Art Projects

Earth Day Crafts

12.  Earth Day Crayons ~ Melt blue and green crayons into earth-colored shapes.

13.  Egg Carton Tree ~ Create dimentional tree art from empty egg cartons and paint.  I’ll bet you have some egg cartons leftover from Easter eggs.  {{wink}}

14.  Earth Day Slime ~ Kids will love being scientists for a day and making their own batch of slime. Only 3 ingredients required, Elmer’s glue, liquid starch and food coloring.

Earth Day Craft

Earth Day Craft

15.  TSJ Photography shares her Earth Day Celebration and Activities for Kids that include melting blue and green crayons into earth-colored-heart shapes, blue and green earth-colored cupcakes, read all kinds of green themed books, and make shirts.  {website is not longer available}

16.  Made from recycled materials, this Plantable Paper Earth by Modern Parents Messy Kids has added seeds to the paper so that it can be planted.

17.  These tiny Bottle Cap Candles by Craftaholics Anonymous are a really fun to make and come together quickly. AND, you can up-cycle several materials in the process, which makes this a fabulous craft.

18.  Reusable water bottle to drink from, and an EARTH bouncy ball and the centerpiece was a map she got in her junk mail and REUSED as a decoration for an Earth Day Dinner Tablescape by Secrets of a Super Mommy.

Grass Tins for Earth Day Craft

19.  Here is a great tutorial on how to make potted Hairy Friends by About Family Crafts with pictured instructions.

Milk Carton Upcycled Milk Carton Bird Feeder

20.  Recycle a milk carton and make new feathered friends with this creative Upcycled Bird Feeder by Going Green with Noah nature craft for kids.

Cereal Box Notepads for Earth Day Craft

21.  These Cereal Box Crafts: Notepads by Infarrantly Creative are so fun to make and give and I think they would be a terrific addition to a birthday party goodie bag.

Garden To Go Kit for Earth Day Carft and Homemade Gift

22.  How to make your own little Garden to Go Kits by Makezine as a fun party favor or craft activity for kids.

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