Earth Day Activities that will teach kids all about the environment and the importance of recycling
Earth Day is a special day for us around her because it just also happens to be our oldest daughter’s birthday! We have even incorporated the environmentally friendly Earth Day concept into her birthday party celebrations.
As a family I wouldn’t call us the absolute best at going green but we do try to do our part with teaching our children the importance of sustainable living, conservationism, and recycling to reduce our carbon footprint.
We do things like recycle all materials from the house that can be, using cloth napkins instead of paper, gardening and growing our own veggies, and shopping second-hand and donating instead of always buying brand new.
For Earth Day we enjoy taking a nature walk to gain an appreciation for the world we live in and doing a beach clean-up or neighborhood trash clean-up. You’d be amazed how many bags you can fill with small trash items that you find around the roads.
We have found some other great Earth Day activities that involve using recycled materials to create crafts and art, and learn about the environment and the importance of recycling. Check out our list and try one of these activities at your house or in the classroom.
Earth Day Activities
Plant a garden and make a recycled watering can to water your plants with. You can create an egg shell garden to start your seedlings.
Learn about Air, Land and Water pollution with a simple observation activity. Or learn about the water cycle with your LEGOS. You can dive deep into the learning about the layers of the earth with this amazing layers of the earth bowl science fair project.
Create artwork out of recyclable materials and focus the lesson on Earth Day: Egg Carton Tree | Plastic Water Bottle Flowers | Newspaper Earth Craft | Upcycled Sun Catchers |Recycled Newspaper Garland | Fairy House Night Light | Tin Can Shelf
Help out the animals in your neighborhood with a recycled milk carton bird feeder.
Send a gift to a neighbor with a recycled soup can flower pot.
Use Magazine and Paper scraps to make an eco bead bracelet.
Teach hands on recycling and make your own paper.
Spread some wild flower love with homemade seed paper – this is so cute to pass out to your friends or neighbors to plant too!
Craft with nature and make a bug hotel or fairy garden.
35 Ways to be Eco Friendly is a great place to start for more Earth Day lessons.
Do you have a favorite activity for Earth Day? I’d love to hear all about it!
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