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Fun Learning Activities for Earth Day

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It’s so important to teach our children to take care of the Earth. These Earth Day Learning Activities will help you do just that. They’re great for children of all ages so add a couple to your Earth Day this year!These fun and multi-age Earth Day Learning Activities are a great way to teach children to take care of the earth! Add a couple to Earth Day this year!

Earth Day Learning Activities

Make sure you do something educational and meaningful with your kids this Earth Day! We’ve put together a great round-up of all sorts of activities from crafts, to snacks, to art projects, and books you can read. Teaching your children to take care of the earth is so important.


Learning Crafts for Earth Day

Easy Earth Day Craft: Bottle Cap Garden Art – Suburbia-Unwrapped. These are so cute – I think they’d look perfect in the kids’ garden.

Planet Earth Suncatcher Earth Day – Learning and Exploring through Play. Sun catchers are always a great hit at my house!

Egg Carton Tree – Glued to My Crafts. Egg cartons are easy to find and this is a really cute craft!


Want to add in a bit of academic work on Earth Day? If so, these printables are a great way to do so!

printable earth day activities

Earth Day Activity – Teachers Pay Teachers

Sorting Recyclables {An Earth Day Printable} – Tot Schooling

Earth Day Freebie {Word Search & Making Words} – The Happy Teacher

Games & Activites

Activities for Earth Day

Layers of the Earth Playdough – Playdough to Plate. What a great way to teach your kids about the layers of the earth!

Earth Day It’s Time to Recycle – Teach with Me. Do you recycle at home? Here’s a fun activity to encourage your kids to put the trash in the right receptacle.

Kid Made Turtle Herb Planters – Reading Confetti. My kids love planting seeds and playing in the dirt. Here’s a fun way to let them do that.

Recycling Projects

Recycling Projects for Earth Day

Recycled Can Bird Feeder – Momtastic. Be careful of sharp edges, but how cute is this?

Nature Prints with Clay – The Artful Parent. I love these nature prints!

DIY Bottle Planter – Hi Sugar Plum. We grow wheat berries in spring baskets every year and the kids love watching them grow.


Fun Earth Day Snacks

Dirt Cups – Mothering with Creativity

Earth Day Popcorn – Simple as that Blog

Earth Day Cupcakes – South Shore Mamas


Here are more homeschooling resources and ways to incorporate learning activities with older children as well.

Taking Care of Earth Everyday

EPA Lesson Plans

Energy Star Information


And finally, how about some books about taking care of the earth? Here’s a fabulous collection of 25 books for kids of all ages.

25 Children's Books for Earth Day. These fun and multi-age Earth Day Learning Activities are a great way to teach children to take care of the earth. Add a couple to Earth Day this year.

The Camping Trip that Changed Americablank

The Great Kapok Tree: A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest

Heroes of the Environment: True Stories of People Who Are Helping to Protect Our Planet

It’s Earth Day! (Little Critter)blank

Fancy Nancy: Every Day Is Earth Day (I Can Read Level 1)blank

The Berenstain Bears Don’t Pollute (Anymore)blank

Earth Day: An Alphabet Bookblank

Earth Day (Rookie Read-About Holidays)blank

The Lorax (Classic Seuss)blank

The Polar Bears’ Home: A Story About Global Warming (Little Green Books)blank

The Adventures of an Aluminum Can: A Story About Recycling (Little Green Books)blank

Earth Day Escapade (Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew)blank

Earth Day–Hooray! (MathStart 3)blank

Weather We Like It or Not!: Cool Games to Play on A Sunny Day: Weather for Kids – Earth Sciences (Children’s Weather Books)blank

The Magic School Bus Inside the Earth (Magic School Bus)blank

What Makes Day and Nightblank

Compost Stew: An A to Z Recipe for the Earthblank

Earth Book for Kids: Activities to Help Heal the Environmentblank

Doozers Have Green Thumbsblank

I Can Save the Earth!: One Little Monster Learns to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle (Little Green Books)blank

10 Things I Can Do to Help My Worldblank

The Three R’s: Reuse, Reduce, Recycle (What Do You Know About? Books)blank

Earth Day (Robin Hill School)blank

Peas on Earthblank

Magic School Bus Presents: Planet Earth: A Nonfiction Companion to the Original Magic School Bus Seriesblank

These fun and multi-age Earth Day Learning Activities are a great way to teach children to take care of the earth! Add a couple to Earth Day this year!

Do you do anything to teach your children to be good stewards of the earth? I’d love to hear!

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About Michelle

Michelle Marine is green living enthusiast and rural Iowa mom of four. An avid traveler, Michelle has lived on three different continents and has driven all four kids across the entire USA (by herself!). She loves sharing farm-to-table recipes, their family travel adventures, and gardening and homesteading tips on her popular lifestyle blog, SimplifyLiveLove.com.


  1. blankCalvin says

    Those printables are a great idea. We’ve been looking for something fun to do around the office for Earth Day. Thanks so much for sharing, Michelle

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