One of my favourite days of the entire year is Earth Day and I love coming up with fun Earth Day activities for kids to make and enjoy. I love that we take a day to be grateful for our beautiful planet.
Ever since I was a teenager, I have found various ways to honour our planet. When my children were born I wanted them to appreciate and celebrate Earth too. So, I have come up with fun Earth Day activities, Earth Day recipes and Earth Day crafts that kids of all ages really enjoy.
Connecting our children with the planet is the absolute best way to protect our planet for generations to come.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful , committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
– Margaret Mead
Earth Day Activities for Kids
Spark an interesting conversation about environmental issues with our Earth Day Would You Rather Questions for Kids.
Planting a garden is a wonderful way to celebrate Earth Day. Check out how we made Earth Day seed bombs to spread flowers around our neighbourhood this year.
Our very first Earth Day post…simple ways to get outside and share Earth Day with your kids.
Try to leave the Earth a better place than when you arrived.
– Sidney Sheldon
Everyone loves a sugar cookie! These super fun Earth Day sugar cookies make a great classroom party treat.
Gather up those old newspapers and paint. Hang up a delightful Earth Day newspaper garland – a fun and colourful way to celebrate.
Make an Earth Day storybook. Yep, take inspiration from nature and create an Earth Day story.
Here’s another one for the creative kids! Check out our printable Earth Day bookmarks. Print them and then have fun colouring them.
A Few Earth Day Facts for Kids
- Earth Day was first celebrated on April 22, 1970
- Earth Day was first initiated, in the United States, by Senator Gaylord Nelson. He wanted a day to create a day to focus on the Earth, following the massive oil spill in 1969, in Santa Barbara, California
- Earth Day is celebrated all around the world – in over 190 countries
Pledge to protect our planet with a 3 R’s Earth Day pledge…will you find ways to reduce, reuse and recycle this year?
Wear your heart on your chest with a salt dough Earth Day necklace…how cute are these?
Let’s plant a pollinator garden! Discover all kinds of tips for planting a bee-friendly garden at home.
Make a beautiful planet Earth collage with scraps of magazines and old craft paper. Don’t forget to label the continents.
Add a little learning to your Earth Day with these environmental science activities for kids.
Start those kids early! These baby board books and Earth Day books for preschoolers are a great starting point for little readers.
Earth Day Science Activities and Science Experiments
Learn about the consequences of oil spills in our oceans and try and figure out the best way to clean up an oil spill.
How much garbage does your family create? Learn how to have a home waste audit and decide what changes you can make to decrease the amount of waste you create.
The polar ice caps are melting and it is having a negative impact on polar bears. Learn all about why polar bears need polar ice and how the melt is affecting their existence.
What is a carbon footprint? We hear all about this term, but what is it and how do you calculate your own carbon footprint? Find out how.
Learn how to build a wind vane and the kids can learn all about wind and wind technology.
Other Great Earth Day Websites for Kids
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