Looking for some awesome Earth Day Activities for Kindergarten Students and Preschoolers?
Here’s 24 awesome ideas for little learners!
Earth Day is quickly approaching! It’s the perfect time to teach kids of all ages about how to take care of the Earth.
I asked my fellow bloggers for Earth day crafts and favorite Earth day activities to share with you …..and they had a lot of great ideas!
You’ll find fun games, coloring pages, science experiments, Earth crafts, and recycling art project ideas. SO many fun activities and different ways to teach kids about our planet Earth.
I hope you find the perfect Earth Day activity whether you are making lesson plans as a kindergarten teacher or looking for a simple activity for your preschooler at home. Let’s get started!
1) Earth Day Coloring Pages
Grab 4 Free Earth Day Coloring Pages here on my blog Simply Full of Delight. These are great for coloring and painting and of course, a great starting point to talk about recycling and reducing waste.
You can grab a “Happy Earth Day!” page, a Plant a Tree coloring page, or 2 Reduce Reuse Recycle pages!
2) Coffee Filters Earth Day Art
These Coffee Filter Earth Day Art projects are by Little Bins for Little Hands. Combine art with science to make this adorable, colorful Earth Day craft. So much fun for little ones!
3) Earth Paper Craft For Kids
This fun Earth Paper Craft for Kids is by Simple Everyday Mom. Kids can create an adorable cartoonish Earth with arms and legs with the free printable template.
What an adorable Earth Day Craft idea! Kids are sure to have a great time with this!
4) Free Printable Earth Day Word Search for Kids
This Free Printable Earth Day Word Search for Kids is by Two Kids and a Coupon. Kids can search for words like planet and compost in this fun Earth Day printable! Grab yours now.
5) Recycling Activity for Preschoolers
This Preschool Recycling Activity is by Two Pink Peonies. Using the free printable and some materials from your recycling bin, you can create a sorting game that helps little ones learn about how we can recycle and compost items!
6) We Love The Earth Printable Recycled Craft
The We Love The Earth Printable Recycled Craft is by DIY Thought. With the free printable and some cardboard from your recycling bin, kids can create their own adorable We Love the Earth Project! So cute!
7) Earth Day Coloring & Activity Pages
You can find some more free Earth Day printables over at In the Playroom. There’s Earth Day Coloring pages along with a word search, word scramble, matching games, and more!
8) DIY Recycled Paper & More
Learn how to Make your Own Recycled Paper over at Crafts and Printables. It’s a fun hands-on activity that kids will love, while teaching them about recycling!
There’s also plenty of other inspiring ideas for Earth Day Activities for Kids and some free Earth Day printables!
9) Earth Day Oobleck
Kids will love this Earth Day Oobleck Science Activity by Little Bins for Little Hands. This super easy activity combines science with sensory play! The best part is that this recipe is so simple, you probably have what you need in your kitchen. What a fun sensory idea for Earth Day!
10) Earth Day Word Search – free printable
You can find another Earth Day Word Search Free Printable over at Learning Ideas for Parents. This word search has lots of environmental vocabulary words like litter and pollution. What a great way to make learning fun!
11) Free Earth Day Hat for Kids
This Earth Day Hat Headband is by Simple Everyday Mom. Kids will enjoy coloring and assembling their very own Earth Day hat. If your kids are anything like mine, hats are always a hit!
12) Earth Day Patterns & Tracing Worksheets
These free printable Earth Day Patterns & Tracing Worksheets are by Literacy Learn. There’s several Earth Day themed printables for kids including pattern practice, tracing words, an Earth Day I Spy, a scavenger hunt, and more. SO much Earth Day fun!
13) Puffy Paint Earth Craft & Writing Prompts
Be sure to check out this adorable Puffy Paint Earth Craft with Writing Prompts by Mama of Minis. Learn how to make your own puffy paint to decorate an Earth Day craft. Then, use the writing prompts to help kids think about how they can help preserve the Earth.
14) Earth Day Recycling Sensory Bin Ideas
Be sure to check out all of the amazing Earth Day Sensory Bin Ideas over at Two Crafty Makers.
There’s multiple ideas for Earth Day sensory play including teaching about recycling, where does trash come from?, oceans, landfills, and more.
So many amazing ideas to inspire your Earth Day sensory kit.
15) Earth Day Paper Plate Craft
This Earth Day Paper Plate Craft is by Made with Happy. This adorable Earth paper plate craft is made with a free printable (or SVG) and tissue paper! SO cute!
16) Earth Day Scavenger Hunt
Find a free printable Earth Day Scavenger Hunt over at Homeschool of 1. This fun scavenger hunt challenges kids to do things like turn off a light, find a pollinator, find something growing. What fun!
17) Earth Day Emergent Reader Book
You can find a free printable Earth Day Emergent Reader Book over at A Dab of Glue will Do. Choose from a full color version or a color your own. Perfect for young readers to practice their reading skills and learn about saving the Earth. What a great Earth Book!
18) Easy Paper Plate Craft for Earth Day
This Easy Paper Plate Craft for Earth Day is by Finding Myself Young. It’s perfect for little ones and a super fun way to celebrate Earth Day!
19) Healthy Earth Day Snack
Check out this Healthy Earth Day Snack idea by The Dragon Mama. Kids will enjoy this delicious snack that looks just like the Earth! Perfect for your Earth Day celebration!
20) DIY Upcycled Seedling Pots
Learn how to make DIY Upcycled Toilet Paper Seedling Pots and Painted Stone Garden Markers over at The Forked Spoon. Perfect for talking about plant life and taking care of our Earth!
21) Reuse K-Cups for Your Garden
On the same note, you could Reuse K-Cups for Your Garden. Check out the process over at Gennifer Rose. This is a great way to show kids how we can reuse items and reduce waste!
22) Painted Earth Plate Stamping
This adorable Painted Earth Plate Stamping craft is by Mess for Less. This is such a fun craft idea for Earth Day! Be sure to check out all the amazing things you can do with the Earth craft after it dries.
23) Earth Day Hat Headband
This Earth Day Hat Headband is by Mombrite. Kids will enjoy coloring the Earth and then assembling a fun hat headband that they can wear! What a great way to celebrate Earth Day for kids!
24) Color By Number Printables
You can find some Free printable Color by Number pages for Earth Day here by The Primary Parade. What a fun way to combine learning with some Earth Day fun!
I hope you’ve found some excellent ideas for celebrating the annual event of Earth Day!
Don’t forget that this is also a great time to go on a nature walk or visit a recycling center. Be sure to talk about easy ways we can reduce our impact on the planet like refilling a reusable water bottle instead throwing away empty plastic bottles.
Earth Day is also a great jumping off point for talking about our water cycle and water pollution.
If you have some fun ideas for different activities for Earth Day or new things to add to this discussion, feel free to leave a note in the comments section!
Happy Earth Day!
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