5 Earth Day Activities for Kids

Are you ready to let your students be creative while learning about ways to care for our planet?  

One of the most important aspects of teaching Earth Day concepts to young children is to help them realize that they can contribute to making the Earth a healthier planet even at a young age.

To be honest, it might be puzzling for young kids who aren't sure what the relevance is about.

The first step in raising the next generation of environmentally responsible citizens is to consider how to explain Earth Day to young kids, and it may be easier than it sounds.

Young children can learn about our environment, nature, and ways to preserve our planet on Earth Day, whether in the classroom or at home this 2022.


1. Learn the 3 R's -Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle: 

It's never too early to help educate our students about the importance of conserving natural resources like saving water, landfill space, energy, and other resources.

By reducing waste and consumption, repurposing old items, and recycling appropriate materials, we can reduce the burden on landfills while also protecting the environment.

To prevent our planet from becoming a landfill, we must all play a role in raising awareness among children in order to ensure a brighter future.

2. Connect with nature

Getting outside and exploring nature is one of the best ways to celebrate Earth Day. Don’t forget to remind students about the golden rule of nature exploring: “Take only pictures, leave only footprints.”

Kids can observe wildlife and appreciate the beauty of plants and animals in natural habitats throughout city parks and conservation areas as they explore.

There are numerous ways to demonstrate to children how nature awakens. As they observe nature, children may develop a love for it and our planet.

3. Create recycled art

Crafting is something that children enjoy doing. Making crafts out of recycled items is a fun way to teach kids about the importance of recycling.

You could create an outdoor art project using old stones, sticks, recycled items, and other items, or you could recycle tin cans by painting them or wrapping paper around them to make a pencil holder. There are a lot of great ideas available on the internet that you can try with your pupils!

4. Make a pledge for Earth Day

Since kids love to draw and doodle, put those talents to good use by creating an Earth Day pledge.

Make a list of the things kids would like to do to maintain the health of our environment like planting trees, going paperless, conserving water and electricity, spending more time outdoors and many more.

Give kids a list of ideas for their Earth Day pledge that they can use today. Encourage them to think of ways to reduce their carbon footprint, and then write them down.

5. Learning through Earth Day Science Worksheets

Earth Day is the ideal time to educate and motivate your children to make a difference in the world and simple preschool Earth Day activities are a great way to celebrate the occasion. 

Here's a set of Earth Day-themed reading and science lessons and activities that cover both reading and science standards. 

Earth Day Activities Kindergarten First Grade Second | Adapted SPED Science Unit

Simple and engaging writing, science, and reading activities for the picture book Michael Recycle will enable students to improve their reading comprehension, science vocabulary, writing skills, and learn how to reduce, reuse, and recycle.

This Earth Day Read Aloud Activities for Michael Recycle Read Aloud includes Five Days of Differentiated Lesson Plans for K-2nd Grade, Illustrated Science and Reading Vocabulary Cards, Graphing Information and Ideas, Yes or No Graphing Questions, Comprehension Question Cards, Cut and Paste Daily Focus Questions, Flip Tab Cover Daily Focus Questions, Differentiated Earth Day Writing Activities, and so much more.

This resource is simple to incorporate into your classroom this Earth Day because it is both engaging for students and simple for the teachers.


These environmental concepts, arts and crafts, and easy science activities are a great way to introduce Earth Day to young kids! Children are fascinated by new and interesting things to learn, and they will put this new knowledge to good use even as they grow older.

As a teacher, I can attest to the importance of teaching children as young as they are now that small steps can make a difference in caring for our beloved planet. Remember that leading by example is the best way for children to learn about Earth Day.

You have the ability to set an example by being a responsible citizen in this world for them to follow. Help them come up with ideas for how they can actively participate in making positive changes in the environment, and I hope you find these fun activities useful to include in their learning. See you next time and may you have an Oinktastic time today!

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