Looking for the BEST Earth Day activities and crafts that your kids will love and won’t take all day to set up and clean up? Then you have come to right place! Check out these 40+ fun and easy activities, sensory play ideas and crafts you can do with toddlers, preschoolers and older kids!
Keep scrolling to watch videos of lots of the activities in action!!
Setting up a few Earth Day activities for your kids is much easier that you think and I am here to help you through with some our the easy ideas I did with my three kids as well as a few other really fun and easy ideas from some amazing bloggers.
What to Talk About?
Earth Day is all about showing our big beautiful planet a little love. Along with of course highlighting environmental consciousness and environmental concerns to the forefront. What does this mean with young kids? It’s about instilling a love for nature and all that it has to offer in your child. Here are some questions you can ask children to help get them thinking about the environment and our planet:
- What is the your favourite thing about Earth?
- Name one thing that goes in the garbage?
- What’s one thing that goes in the recycling?
- Can you name one thing that belong in nature? One thing that doesn’t?
- What one place would you like to visit on Earth?
- Can you name the colours of the planet earth from space?
- What colour is the recycling symbol?
Here is a collection of Earth Books read aloud on YouTube:
- Its Earth Day Story for Kids
- The Earth Book by Todd Parr
- Earth Day Every Day by Lisa Bullard
- How to Help the Earth by the Lorax by Tish Rabe
- Earth Day Alphabet Book
Here is selecion of our favourite Earth Day books:
RELATED… 11 Awesome Earth Day Books
I have organized this amazing list of Earth Day things to do with your kids into two sections:
- Earth Day STEM Activities
- Easy Earth Day Crafts
- Earth Day Activities
Ready time to get to the activities! I hope you will enjoy them as much as my kids did!
Earth Day STEM Activities
DIY Seed Bombs – Teaching Ideas
How to make DIY Seed Bombs – Little Bins for Little Hands
Egg Shell Garden Science Project – Stemsational
Outdoor Earth Day Activity – Days with Grey
Layers of the Earth Project using Playdough – Active Littles
Earth Day Recycled STEAM Project – Little Bins for Little Hands
Earth Day Crafts
Earth Day Sticky Wall – Happy Toddler Playtime
Rock Painted Earth Day Craft – Happy Toddler Playtime
Paper Plate Earth Day Craft for Kids using yarn – Non Toy Gifts
Kitchen Tool Stamping Earth Day Craft – Happy Toddler Playtime
Earth Day Heart Sun Catcher Craft – Happy Toddler Playtime
Gorgeous Newspaper Earth Day – I Heart Crafty Things
Torn Paper Earth Day Craft – Crafts by the Sea
Earth Day Handprint Craft for Kids – Happy Toddler Playtime
Sun Catcher Earth – The Craft Train
Giant Earth Day Craft – Happy Toddler Playtime
Paper Earth Day Craft – The Inspiration Edit
Balloon Stamping Earth Day Art – I Heart Arts N Crafts
Earth Day Yarn Craft – Made with Happy
Earth Day Black Glue Craft – Messy Little Monsters
How to make fun Earth Day Painted Rocks – Twitchetts
Earth Day Paper Plate Craft – Finding Myself Young
Paper Quilled Earth Day Craft for Kids – Projects with Kids
Earth Day Puffy Paint Craft – Sun Shine Whispers
Mess Free Earth Art – Kreative in Life
Hand Print Earth Craft – Simple Everyday Mom
How to Make a Paper Mache Planet Earth – The Purposeful Nest
Daisy Earth Day Craft – Printables 4 Mom
Paper Plate Earth Heart Craft – Simply Kinder
Potato Masher Turtle Craft – Happy Toddler Playtime
Earth Day Activities
Earth Day Play Dough Tray – Happy Toddler Playtime
The Best Earth Day Goop – Little Bin for Little Hands
Earth Day Colour Sorting Activity – Happy Toddler Playtime
Earth Day Yoga Poses – Pink Oatmeal
Planet Earth Big World Play – Happy Toddler Playtime
Fine and Gross Motor Earth Day Activity Ideas – Your Therapy Source
Earth Day Sensory Bin – Happy Toddler Playtime
Water Pollution Experiments for Kids – JDaniel4’s Mom
Earth Day Jokes – Artsy Fartsy
Swamp and Ocean Sensory Bin – Happy Toddler Playtime
Bean Earth Day Sensory Bin – Active Littles
Earth Day Coloring Page – Printable Crush
Earth Day Scavenger Hunt – Happy Toddler Playtime
Earth Day Ocean Sort & Clean Up Sensory Bin – Happy Toddler Playtime
Earth Day Math Printable Worksheets – I Game Mom
Endangered Animals Game – Adventure in a Box
Earth Day Counting Worksheets – The Art Kit Blog
Plant the Trees Sensory Bin – Happy Toddler Playtime
Earth Day Word Search – Crayons and Cravings