60+ Earth Day Activities for Kids


earth day activities projects for kids



Earth Day is almost here! 


Are you looking for Earth Day Activities you can try at home? 


Maybe you are looking for mostly free Earth day activities with items you probably have at home at this very moment! 


You can set up something as simple as using recycled cardboard cutouts and recycled boxes (which we honestly do every month of the year because recycled play is just plain awesome and a bonus is it’s great for our Earth!) 


I’ve compiled a list of some of the very best activities for kids that are themed for Earth Day. 


The categories are as follows:


  • Earth Day Activities for Kids

  • Earth Day Crafts for Kids


Note: Looking for more activities? Check out over 300 activities for kids here




How do we celebrate Earth Day?


There are many fun and engaging ways we can celebrate Earth Day!


Some ideas are: 


  • Recycled Play Activities

  • Repurposing a recycled bottle into a calming bottle

  • Plant a seed

  • Go outside and enjoy nature

  • Water plants

  • Bird Seed Tree ornament activity for the birds

  • Learn what items should be recycled and which aren’t. 




How can you celebrate Earth Day in your school? 


I will be listing many Earth Day projects for students you can try below. 

These bloggers did an amazing job with their Earth Day Crafts and Activities and 

I can’t wait for you to check them out! 




What are some Earth Day activities?


So, without further ado, let’s get into the Earth Day activities and crafts, shall we? 


earth day projects for students



Earth Day Activities for Kids 


Earth Day Sensory Bin – Active Littles


Recycled STEM Activity – Busy Toddler


Planet Earth Chalk Play – Happy Toddler Playtime


Ocean themed Sensory Play – Teach Investigate Play


Unicorn Planters for Earth Day – Hello Wonderful 


Planet Earth Fine Motor Activity – Play Teach Repeat 


Ocean Pollution Activity – Natural Beach Living


Earth Day Oobleck – Little Bins for Little Hands


Earth Day Sensory Rice – Fun A Day


Layers of the Earth Project – Active Littles


Earth Day Sensory Bottle – Little Bins for Little Hands


Recycled Car City – Fun at Home with Kids


Story Stones on Earth Day – Little Pine Learners 


Earth Day Water Bead Play – B Inspired Mama


Recycling Game for Kids – Sugar Spice and Glitter


Recycled Markers into watercolors – Days with Grey


Earth Day Nature Walk Ideas – How Wee Learn


Recycled Sensory Bin – Busy Toddler


Earth Day Slime – Preschool Inspirations


Measure the Worms Activity – Happy Tot Shelf


Acts of Kindness for the Earth – Coffee Cups and Crayons


Outdoor Activities for Earth Day – How Wee Learn


Plant a Tree on Earth Day – Rhythms of Play 


Earth Day Inspired Books – Montessori from the Heart


Earth Day Song for Preschool – Fantastic Fun and Learning


Recycling Activity for Earth Day – Hands on as we Grow


Earth Play STEM activity – Hands on as We Grow 


Melting Ice Experiment – The Chaos and the Clutter


Make a Play Garden – Imagination Tree


Bleeding Tissue Paper Art – Mum in the Mad House


Recycle and Paint – No Time for Flashcards


Tree building with Nature – Kids Activities Blog


Layers of the Earth – Playdough to Plato


Earth Day Sensory Bag – Active Littles


earth day activities for kids




Earth Day Crafts for Kids

earth day arts and crafts for kids



Coffee Filter Earth Craft – J Daniel 4 Mom


Stained Glass Earth Suncatchers – Crafts on Sea


Nature Sun Catchers using Recycled Items – Little Pine Learners 


Balloon Stamping – I Heart Crafty Things


Broken Earth Crayon DIY – Today’s Creative Life


Recycled Toy Storage Bin – Hello Wonderful


Layers of the Earth Felt Puzzle – Powerful Mothering


Yarn Earth Day Craft – Made with Happy


Earth Day Salt Dough Necklaces – Natural Beach Living


Earth Day Craft – I Heart Crafty Things 


Marbleized Earth Craft – Happy Hooligans


Hungry Caterpillar Toilet Paper Craft – Kids Activities Blog


Tissue Paper Earth Craft – Happy Hooligans


Earth Day Paper Plate Craft – Natural Beach Living


Earth Day Craft – Buggy and Buddy


Recycled Egg Carton Flowers – The Best Ideas for Kids


Earth Day Nature Craft – Montessori from the Heart


Layers of the Earth Bowls – Red Ted Art 


Baked cotton balls Earth Day Craft – Housing a Forest


Earth Day Handprint Trees Craft – Kids Activities Blog


Recycled Egg Carton Flowers – Imagination Tree


Earth Caterpillar crafts – Toddler Approved


Painting and Egg Carton – Learn Play Imagine


Love my Planet Craft for Earth Day – The Resourceful Mama


Recycled Paper Seed Cards – Fireflies and Mud Pies


Painting with Recycled Items – Pre-K Pages


No Mess Earth Painting – Still Playing School


Earth day crafts for kids

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