32 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day with Your Kids

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.

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

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.

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Activities for Earth Day

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. 

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.

3.  Earth Day Wreath {free printable} ~ Recycled children’s party supplies were used to make this beautiful wreath for Earth Day.  Use the free printable banner for the finishing touches.

4.  Earth Day Nails ~ Grab your green and blue nail polish to decorate your fingernails in honor of Earth Day.  If you can make squiggles you can design these earth nails.

5.  Earth Day Banner ~ Create a festive banner using painted coffee filters and string them together with tulle.

6.  Earth Day Scavenger Hunt {free printable} ~ This game is great learning tool for the kids that helps them interact with their surroundings. They’’ll have a ball searching high and low for all the goodies on their list! There are over 15 items to find on the list, including special items of a certain color, shape and texture.

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Earth Day Crafts

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

8.  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}}

9.  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.

10.  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.

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Earth Day Printables

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

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

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

14.  Love Earth Poster {Free Earth Day Printables} ~ Earth Day is April 22. That is just enough time to get this 16×20 poster printed to display in your home. This specimen art style poster is one that you will want to reuse year after year.

15.  Earth Day Posters ~ Twelve gorgeous Earth Day posters to choose from.  Download, print and frame.

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

17.  Earth Day Do-a-Dot Printables ~  Tweny one pages of Earth Day do-a-dot worksheets that kids can practice one-to-one correspondence, patterning, shapes, colors, counting, numbers, and letters.

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Earth Day Art

18.  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.

19.  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.

20.  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.

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

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Earth Day Recipes and Food

23. Earth Day Cake Pops ~ Make these fun and yummy cake pops into mini-earths.

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

25. Earth Day Cupcakes ~ Show your love of mother earth with this festive cupcakes. Bird on a Cake share with you the technique to make the adorable heart in the middle.

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

27.  Earth Day Cake ~ Show your love of mother earth with this festive earth cake with a surprise inside, rock candy. 

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Crafts To Be More Green

28.  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}}

29.  Plantable Paper Earth ~ Made from recycled materials, this homemade paper has added seeds so that it can be planted.

30.  DIY Seed Bombs ~ Seed balls, or seed bombs, a little earthen truffle, are perfect treats for anyone who appreciates a beautiful flower.

31.  How to Make Hairy Friends ~ Here is a great tutorial on how to make potted hairy friends with pictured instructions.

32.  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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