Earth Day activities for kids! Earth Day is a global event that celebrates our planet and promotes environmental awareness. It’s the perfect opportunity to engage children in fun and educational activities that teach them about sustainability, conservation, and the importance of taking care of our planet. In this post, we’ll share some creative and inspiring Earth Day activities that you can do with kids to make a positive impact on our world.
Earth Day Activities for Kids
As Earth Day approaches, many parents and educators are looking for ways to engage children in activities that promote environmental awareness and conservation. Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22nd, and it serves as a reminder that our planet is fragile and in need of protection. Engaging children in Earth Day activities can help them develop a sense of responsibility towards the environment and inspire them to take action to protect it.
There are many fun and engaging Earth Day activities that children can participate in, regardless of their age. For younger children, activities like planting trees or creating recycled art projects can help them understand the importance of taking care of our planet. Older children can participate in activities such as community cleanups, educational workshops, and environmental advocacy campaigns. By participating in these activities, children can develop a greater appreciation for the natural world and understand the impact their actions have on the environment.
In this post, we will explore some of the best Earth Day activities for kids. We will provide ideas for both indoor and outdoor activities that can be done at home or at school. By participating in these activities, children can learn about environmental conservation, gain hands-on experience, and have fun while doing so. Whether you are a parent, teacher, or caregiver, this post will provide you with a variety of options for engaging children in Earth Day activities.
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 books about Earth Day to 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
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How to Use this List of Earth Day Activities
I have organized this amazing list of Earth Day things to do with your kids into two sections:
- Earth Day STEM Activities
- Earth Day Activities
- Easy Earth Day Crafts
- Earth Day Sensory Activities
Ready time to get to the activities! I hope you will enjoy them as much as my kids did!
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Earth Day STEAM Activities
Spring is a season of new beginnings and what better way to celebrate than with a fun and educational craft activity. This DIY project involves repurposing eggshells to create a cute and colorful caterpillar garden that kids will love.
By creating a bee house craft, you can help provide a safe and comfortable home for these important pollinators in your own backyard.
Seed bombs are a fun and eco-friendly way to teach children about the importance of caring for the environment and promoting biodiversity.
Earth Day Activities
Making your own DIY nature paint brushes is a fun and unique way to create art while also getting outside and exploring the world around you.
Easy and engaging way to teach kids about Earth Day. Free printable Earth Day coloring pages are a fantastic resource!
Earth Day Sticky Wall is a super fun and creative art activity for toddlers or preschoolers. Create and decorate your very own Earth for Earth Day!
Rescue the Sea Creatures: Fine Motor Rescue is an easy toddler and preschooler activity. Let your little one free octopus and starfish using their fingers or scissors!
Lighthearted ways to celebrate Earth Day. Look no further than these Earth Day jokes and riddles!
Earth Day colour sort is a great way to practice colours this Spring! It is also a fantastic fine motor skill activity for toddlers and preschoolers.
Planet Earth Big World Play – Happy Toddler Playtime
OK so you have heard of small world play and I of course love a good small world. It’s handy and cute and perfectly sized for small hands and bodies. But have you heard of BIG World Play? Probably not because I sort of just made it up!
This easy to set up Earth Day Scavenger Hunt is the perfect outdoor activity for Earth Day. Help teach your little one about the importance of keeping our community clean by finding and spotting items that belong and don’t belong in nature.
Earth Day Sensory Bins
What better way to celebrate our planet than by trying to create your own little nature scene in play dough! Create your own Earth Day play dough invitation with a few simple items from home!
Earth Day Crafts
Create cute turtle craft using cotton pads and coloured water. This turtle craft is a fun activity that you can do anytime of the year.
Nature Turtle sticky wall is a fun and easy outdoor art activity for kids to do this summer. Create a turtle using nature!
Create beautiful under the sea art with bubble wrap in this bubble wrap sea turtle craft! A great way to up-cycle bubble wrap!
A bug hotel is part garden craft and part winter home for insects! Create one today with this fun and easy bug hotel craft for kids!
Create a beautiful planet earth craft for Earth Day in this exciting gross motor art activity for kids! It’s a great craft project for activity kids!
Kitchen Tool Stamping Earth Day is a fun and easy craft for toddlers, preschoolers and even older kids. Create Earth like prints using paint and kitchen tools shaped like circles!
Earth Day Heart Sun Catcher Craft is a fun and adorable craft for kids of all ages for Earth Day. Create a beautiful heart shaped Earth Sun Catcher to display in your window this Earth Day!
Earth Day Heart Handprint Craft is a fun and easy sensory art activity for kids of all ages to do this Earth Day!
Paint a giant planet earth in this creative art activity for kids. It makes a great indoor or outdoor painting activity for Earth Day with kids.
Toddler and Preschooler Curriculums, Books & TV Show!
Play2Learn Toddler & Preschool Programs for Curious Toddlers
There is no limit to your toddler’s energy and curiosity. That energy and curiosity although a joy can be challenging at times. Their interest in just about everything around them is what makes them great learners. One and two year olds can soak up so much just from their senses!
But as a teacher or parent that thirst for learning can be exhausting. That is why I created this toddler and preschooler program. To help you get the most out of this time with your curious toddler without having to come up with creative ways to play and interact with them.
Play2Learn for Toddlers includes 20 Units for toddlers. Each 2-week toddler unit has 20 super easy to set up and engaging activities for toddlers 18 months to 3 years.
Play2Learn Preschool which includes 20 Units for preschoolers. Each 2-week preschoolers unit has 20 unique and easy to set up and engaging activities for preschoolers 3 years to 5 years. That’s over 800 learning activities for your toddler and preschooler at your fingertips! So many ideas you and your child will never be bored again!
These toddler and preschool lesson plans and activities will definitely keep you and your toddler and preschooler busy playing and learning!
Click here for more information: Play2Learn
Designed for toddlers 18 months and up.
Boring afternoons are made exciting with awesome animal-based bins, like Salty Shark Bay or Yarn Farm. Pretend play bins like Birthday Cake Sensory Play or Bubble Tea Party encourage creativity and imagination. And your kids will have so much fun they won’t even know they’re getting smarter with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) activities like Sink or Float Soup, Magnetic Letter Hunt or Ice Cream Scoop and Count.
Designed for toddlers 18 months and up.
Learning all about science, technology, engineering, art, and math sets kids up for scholastic success―and it can be so much fun! Watch kids enjoy building STEAM skills as they color friendly fish, help water find its way to tree roots, solve math problems with mazes, and more.
Find out more and grab your copy here.
Designed for preschoolers 3 years old and up.
Riddle me this: What’s an exciting way to practice critical thinking while having a blast? The Big Riddle Book for Kids, of course! From hilarious puns to tough brain teasers, kids can build problem-solving skills with hundreds of riddles that show them how to think outside the box.
- 350 riddles for kids—Have hours of fun with riddles, puns and jokes, and math and logic puzzles that’ll get their wheels turning!
- Level up their skills—Riddles get trickier as kids progress through the book, challenging them as they get better at solving puzzles!
- Double-check their work—Kids can check their answers in the back of the book with a handy answer key.
Help children expand their minds while having fun with this puzzle book for kids!
Designed for kids ages 6 years old and up.
TV Show: Curious Crafting
I’m so excited to share my crafting TV show Curious Crafting which launched in July 2022 on TVOkids and TVOkids YouTube! Season 2 airs in the summer of 2023! We were also nominated in 2023 for Best Live Action Preschool Series by the Youth Media Alliance Awards of Excellence.
Set in the ultimate crafting space, Curious Crafting is a short form pre-school age series about the joy of making crafts. I lead a rotating cast of adorable little preschoolers (including my own) making magic out of common household objects.
In each episode we transform recycled items into magical crafts like a milk carton school bus, paper bag puppet or cotton pad turtle. The crafters learn and laugh their way through each activity while demonstrating what their young imaginations can create.
Curious Crafting shares the adventure and joy of making art with takeaway lessons for creating crafts at home.
This show designed for toddlers and preschoolers 2.5 years old and up.