This list of 15 meaningful Earth Day activities for kids is sure to inspire you and your children or students to get creative and learn about ways to care for our planet. You’ll find ways to teach kids about recycling, taking care of our planet, and more!
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This post was originally posted on March 23, 2018 and has since been updated.
April 22nd, Earth Day, is a national day for everyone to focus on the environment and caring for our planet. I wanted to create a list of meaningful Earth Day activities you can do together with your family, class, or school to help children develop an understanding of what it means to care for our environment and planet. I hope you find some inspirational ideas in the list below!
15 Meaningful Earth Day Ideas for Kids
Make Seed Balls from Recycled Paper from Buggy and Buddy
Use Recyclables in a STEM Challenge from Buggy and Buddy
Learning About Different Plastics from Left Brain Craft Brain
Learning About Carbon Footprints from Kitchen Counter Chronicles
Simple Soil Science from Left Brain Craft Brain
Make an Earth Day Collage from I Heart Crafty Things
Talking About Recycled with Preschoolers from Stir the Wonder for Pre-K Pages
Make a Bug Hotel from Red Ted Art
Make Your Own Paper from Tinkerlab
Plant Seeds with Kids from Buggy and Buddy
Investigate the Impact of Humans on Ocean Animals from Rainy Day Mum
Oil Spill Clean Up Experiment from Kitchen Counter Chronicles
DIY Earth Moss Ball from Mother Natured
Go on an Outdoor Scavenger Hunt from Buggy and Buddy
Make Reusable Gift Wrap from Buggy and Buddy
PAPER MAKING KIT
Want your own paper making kit? I bought this one for my daughter for her birthday- excellent quality and lots of fun! It would make a great birthday gift (obviously- LOL!) and would be fun for classroom use too!