21 Earth Day Activities for Kids {crafts, printables, recipes}

How to celebrate Earth day activities for kids with these Earth day crafts, art, and printables.  Earth Day is 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.

Earth Day Activities for Kids {crafts, printables, recipes}

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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.

Activities for Earth Day

Paper Mache Globes

1.  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 Party

2.  Earth Day Party  ~ Using recycled products you can create a beautiful Earth Day party, which happens to be April 22nd!  Earth Day is a day to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth’s environment.  Some of the amazing ideas include recycled map party hats, diy paper mache globes and a recycled tassel garland.

Earth Day Craft3.  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!

Earth Day Crafts

Eggshell Seed Starters

4.  Eggshell Seed Starters ~ Spring is officially here which means it’s time to start planting.  Instead of purchasing the seed starters from the store try making your own with eggshells.  They’re perfect for labeling and also as a fertilizer.  {{smiling}}

Earth Day Craft

5.  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.

Earth Day Craft

6.  Earth Day Felt Counting Book ~ Make a felt counting book for your children in honor of Earth Day.  Each page relates to an element of earth as well as the number to count.  A great boredom buster and learning tool!

Earth Day Printables

Earth Day Printable

7.  I Love Trees Earth Day Printable ~ Celebrating Earth Day? Download, print and frame this cute Earth Day printable, but make sure to do so on recycled paper.

Earth Day Printable

8.  Printable Earth Day Note Cards {Printable Cards} ~ Make sure to print these Earth Day Greeting Cards on recycled paper.  Choose to Reuse.

Earth Day Printables

9.  Earth Day Stations {free printable} ~ Free printable labels for “Earth Day Stations”. Perfect to make a compost, recycling and bag station.

Earth Day Printable

10.  Tree Planting Kit for Kids ~ Inspire your children to plant a tree in honor of Earth Day with this free printable kit!

Printable Earth Day Placemats

11.  Printable Earth Day Placemats ~ Keep your children entertained during mealtime with these Earth Day placemats.  Prints on legal size paper.

Earth Day Art

Earth Day Suncatcher

12.  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.

Earth Day Art

13.  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.

Paper Plate Earth

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

Egg Carton Earth

15.  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}}

Earth Day Recipes and Food

Earth Day Recipe

16.  Earth Day DinnerThis is a fun dinner to make with the kids to celebrate Earth Day! It’s a great way to start up a conversation with them about how to keep the Earth clean.

Rainbow Earth Day Marshmallow Pops

17.  Rainbow Earth Day Marshmallow Pops ~ Check out these adorable Earth Day Marshmallow Pops! You can create your own using food markers.  Easy peasy!

Earth Day Cookies

18.  Earth Day Cookies ~ A generic cookie mix was dyed blue and green then the colors were rolled together to make the earth pattern.

Earth Day Cupcakes

19.  Earth Day Cupcakes ~ Show your love of mother earth with this festive cupcakes.  Pint Sized Baker shares with you how she recycled her baking goods and recycled the heart shaped cookies on top.  Not to worry, these “recycled” food items were leftover batter from a cake.  {{wink}}

Crafts To Be More Green

Crafts to Be More Green

20.  Homemade Holidays: Seed Bombs ~ Seed balls, or seed bombs, a little earthen truffle, are perfect treats for anyone who appreciates a beautiful flower.

Play Doh Bird Feeders {Craft Projects}

21.  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!


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