100 Easy Earth Day Activities for Families just like Yours March 16, 2023 By Bekki 1 Comment This content may contain affiliate links. Inside: 100 Earth day activities for families Earth Day was established to help moms like me not implode when the clean laundry turns into a sand box. Before you scroll, Grab your free Earth Day Planner! Click here to Claim your EARTH DAY FREEBIE! Your kids don’t need to be told that earth is a great place to live, explore and conquer. They were born ready to go forth and enjoy and collect all sorts of treasures. 100+ Ways to Celebrate Earth with Our Kids Embrace it mom. Your kids LOVE the dirt, rocks, sand, shells, grass, and sky. Get creative, head outside, incorporate green, blue, scissors, glue, and mud and you’ll have your child’s full attention a sneak in some learning without them knowing! Let’s begin with BOOKS! Grab your favorite blanket and a few picture filled books and head outside. Let the world slow it’s spin long enough for your heart beat to slow down and for your kids to kick off their shoes and enjoy a few books with you by their side. The Wondrous Workings of Planet Earth: Understanding Our World and Its Ecosystems: focuses on the complex way that God created our vast and scientifically operating universe, including the biodiversity oflife on our planet and the intricacies of a vast solar system. The Ultimate Book of Planet Earth: Learn all about our planet’s geology, geography, atmosphere, weather, and more! Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth. Scenes that inspire cosmic awe. What a Waste: Trash, Recycling, and Protecting our Planet: Recycling for children. When God Made the World: Rhythmic, whimsical journey through creation–for little readers who love science and wonder. Let’s swirl some Shaving Creme Crafts into the day! Again, the great outdoors is calling you to take these ideas outside. Thank her! 6. Shaving Cream Earth Painting. “We love a good paper plate craft but for Earth Day we’re taking it to the next level with this shaving cream painting craft!” by the Simple Parent. 7. Shaving Creme Earth CAKE made with food coloring and marbles! Fun brought to you by Crafty Morning. If you have kids who can’t resist tasting… use whipping creme instead! Earth Day Activities 8. This coffee filter planet Earth craft from Angela with About a Mom is great for Earth Day or a planets unit study. 9. DIY Newspaper Pots! Give your new seedlings a great start with these biodegradable starter pots! 10. Balloon Art! Grab some paint, balloons, paper plates, and paper and head outside with your kids to enjoy this simple but colorful EARTH PAINTING craft by I Heart Arts n Crafts! 11. Craft and exploration Crates to unlock your child’s creativity and problem solving skills! Using these skills, who knows what they will do to help our planet! 12. Fingerprint FUN!: Explore FUN ways to create with fingerprints! Each day’s activity emphasize how your child is uniquely and wonderfully made! “There is only one you, just like there is only one EARTH.” 13. EARTH Day Tic Tac Toe Game to explore our little planet in the Milky Way. FREE Earth Day Printable Activities inside the mini Printable Bundle 14. I Love Earth Wristbands: Color, cut and wear yours! 15. Earth Day Memory Game Printable 16. I LOVE Earth board game printable 17. Sort the Recyclables 18. TEN things I can’t recycle 19. Label that recyclable Activity 20. Renewable Energy Mini-booklet “The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.”― John Muir If the weather is too harsh for you to take your kids outside to explore, rest, and play pop some popcorn and enjoy some AMAZING documentaries, shows, and movies about our planet. 21. High Sierra – A Journey on the John Muir Trail 22. One Year on Earth – Seen From 1 Million Miles 23. What is Biodiversity? 24. How to Save Our Planet 25. How We Can Keep Plastics Out of Our Ocean | National Geographic 26. NASA | Show Me the Water 27. The March of the Penguins 28. ((Insert your favorite movie about the Earth, Water, Oceans, Plants, or Animals here)) 29. Earth Day Scavenger Hunt as you walk through the neighborhood, park, or trail with your kids. 30. Doodle and Draw together as you talk, share, and learn about the earth. No prior drawing skills required! Let me teach you and your kids to draw in short 2-minute bursts at a time! 31. Fingerprint Earth Day Craft for Preschoolers by Crafts on Sea! Simply doodle a quick earth and your kids will do the rest! Songs that are interactive and include movement work best for aiding recall. So if you have a concept that your class needs to memorize, then turning the key facts into lyrics and actions may be the most effective way of making the lesson stick. –The Inspired Classroom 32. Get your kids singing in short EASY bursts! Children’s Songs and Action Rhymes by Holiday Zone 33. E-A-R-T-H(to the tune of “B-I-N-G-O”) 34. Happy Earth Day(to the tune of “Happy Birthday”) 35. I Live Here on Planet Earth(ESL/EFL Action Rhyme) 36. The Earth Is Ours(to the tune of “This Old Man”) 37. The Earth is a Ball(Action Rhyme) 38. Three Big Words(to the tune of “Three Blind Mice”) 39. We Live Here on Planet Earth(to the tune of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic”) 40. We’ve Got the Future in Our Hands(to the tune of “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands”) 41. Learn Environmental Song Earth, Earth, Earth using ASL by We Play Along Simple Earth Day FUN with Seeds Why try to explain miracles to kids, when you can just let them grow a garden? – Robert Brault 42. Wildflower Seed Bombs for Kids with dirt 43. DIY Seed Bombs for Kids with clay 44. Basic Seed Bomb Recipe : A great place to start 45. Seed Sorting: Give your child an assortment of seeds and beans. Have them sort the different kinds of seeds into an ice tray or an egg carton. 46. Seed Germinating! Growing seeds in a jar. By How We Learn. 47. Seeds in a Bag: Science Experiment for Kids 48. Preschool: Earth Day resource by Mrs Plemons Kindergarten has everything you need for a week packed full of Earth Day themed learning and fun. 49. My Earth Day Workbook: 30 Colorful pages of earth day fun! Food is a POWERFUL teaching tool! 50. Dirt Cups Recipe by Jessica with Mothering with Creativity 51. Make a SANDWICH Tree! Gina is a magician with simple foods that bring earth to our kids’ mouths! 52. Ladybugs and ants! You’re not gonna believe how fast the kids eat their veggies! More Earth Day Activities for Families: Crafts and ideas 53. Plant a tree! 54. Build a Birdhouse 55. Build a Bug Hotel: If you are an organic gardener like me, then you will want to be sure that there is a place in your garden for beneficial insects to lodge for the winter. 56. Build a terrarium: 12 Tips to help you make it AMAZING Related: Want activities to make use of all those rocks and sticks your kids bring home for a nature collection? Look no farther, we’ve got a bunch! 57. Start a compost bin: Here are 35 Cheap and Easy Ideas! 58. Go on a treasure collection walk! Fill a brown paper bag with leaves, feathers, rocks, sticks, and wonders. 59. Create a nature collage with your treasures. 60. Leaf Rubbing 61. Make Fairy/Butterfly Wings with Contact paper 62. Press flowers: These are gorgeous! 63. Make Paper Mache Light-Up Globes “Paper Mache is so easy and really cheap. Which makes it a prefect medium for crafting in large groups. We love creating simple Earth Day Crafts, and quickly feel in love with these simple paper mache globes that glow.” -Housing a Forest 64. Make a Paper Mache Globe: The project involves making your own paper mache paste, coating newspaper strips with the paste, and molding them around a balloon to create the globe. 65. Yarn Earth for Kids: All you need is some yarn, glue, scissors, wax paper and the instructions from Made with Happy. 66. Paper Plate Earth Day Craft with Yarn More Earth Day activities for families with preschoolers 67. Grow your own terrarium Kit Explore the wonder of nature and science with the Grow ‘N Glow Terrarium Kit! This indoor activity for kids allows you to craft, plant, water and grow your own mini ecosystem. Just add water for a unique science experience! 68. Grow your own terrarium Kit 69. Grow your own Butterfly Garden 70. Release your own Butterflies into the wild 71. Printable Bugs: All About Bees 72. Printable Bugs: Units Study of Ants 73. Learn all about ANTS! ((Take this up a notch by starting your own Ant Farm 74. Visit a virtual Bug Museum with classrooms around the world! 75. Visit your nearest Nursery 76. Visit your nearest Zoo! Yes, virtual zoos are fun too! 77. Visit the nearest children’s park and play 78. Make a sun catcher 79. Experiment with rainbows 80. Have a good old fashion Wheelbarrow Race to enjoy fun outside! Related: Nasa has some really amazing images to dazzle their imagination. 81. Set up recycling stations at home 82. Play hopscotch with leave and sticks and stones as markers 83. Create an outdoor Tic Tac Toe game with paint and rocks! 84. Make a Fairy Garden! Here are 23 to inspire you! 85. Make a Fun, Colorful Miniature Garden with DIY Pond! 86. Talk about ways to save water Go on a quest with NASA for Earth Day 87. Enjoy Earth NOW! 88. Learn about Drinking water as an astronaut. 89. Earth Day Coloring Pages 90. Going Deeper into Earth Science for older Kids MEGA BUNDLE 91. Print your own Earth Day Stickers! 92. Renewable Energy Foldable is inside the Geology and Renewable Energy BUNDLE 93. 112 Pages of fun, easy to use activities to learn about Geology and Renewable Energy 94. Make paper bead jewelry out of recycled magazines 95. Explore Waterfalls! 96. Learn all about SNOW! 97. Create your own life cycle of a SUNFLOWER paper craft booklet 98. Enjoy STUNNING photographs of mushrooms taken by a 14-year old who discovered these amazing life forms while studying fungi. 99. Learn about something wonderful in nature. Like Creepy, crawling SPIDERS! 100. Enjoy this classic Reading Rainbow Short: How Trash Is Recycled with LeVar Burton 101. Looking for MORE than a 100 ways to fall in love with our planet with your kids? Here is another jumbo list of 100 Ideas to Celebrate Earth Day for you to choose your level of greatness! Get your –>> Adorable EARTH Day FUN Earth Day Freebie! Download Your Free cheat sheet of the Earth Crafts and Activities for kids! Use this cheat sheet of to help you whip up creative and inspiring activities and memories – even when life is busy. Download the free cheat sheet. Join my weekly-ish newsletter and as a bonus, you’ll get the printable! Just click here to download and subscribe. Print. Any paper will do the trick, but card stock would be ideal. ENJOY making memories: even if they involve getting sand in the dryer!