6 Fun Earth Day Activities for Children to do this Year

Earth Day: A Special Time to Remember to Take Care of the EARTH

We dedicate this day to raise awareness and promote environmental protection. 


AND...IT IS SO important to teach our students and the next generation how to care for our earth and the importance of taking care of the land. 

Which is why this blog post on SIX Fun Earth Day Activities for Children was created so our future generations can continue to take care of the world 

Three Printable Earth Day Activities 

We all know Earth Day is important but sometimes the prep work for it all is too much for us already. So we created this fun Earth Day pack of printable activities to make teaching and learning fun and take the pressure off of you to prep everything. 

 🌎 Earth Day Craft and Bulletin Board: 

Everyone wants to be a Superhero! 

Ignite those imaginations and encourage those young minds to imagine if they were a superhero and could save the Earth. This Earth Day Superhero fun craft and writing frames are great to share after reading a story about Earth Day or any story that encourages positive practices to keep the earth safe and to GO GREEN! 

The Earth Day Writing Frames are versatile and can be differentiated in that you can pick and choose various writing frames to fit different learners. 

Be a Superhero and Save the Earth combines Writing and Science. For more information click here. 

🌎 Printable Writing Craft and Crown 

If you are looking for comprehensive differentiated Earth Day Activities that align with curriculum goals check out this fifty-nine page resource packed with everything you need to have fun on Earth Day or maybe it might turn into Earth Week.

These resources have been used with Kindergarten through 2nd grade. To snag this writing project click here. 

🌎 Printable Earth Day Math Games   


This fun and motivating addition and subtraction Earth Day themed roll and cover die or dice games are ready to print, laminate and use.

If your first and second graders are like mine, then they love to play games! When a game teaches fact fluency it is even better. Your students will be learning while they have fun playing a game with their classmates. Snag this here today!

🌎 3 Fun Earth Day Activities for Children 

Not only do we use printables to teach our students how to take care of the world we also complete these fun Earth Day activities too. 

🌎 Recycled Art Projects

Each student brings a variety of stuff from home that they would normally throw away. 

We ask them to bring at least 10 different items into the room instead of throwing it away so that they can share supplies with other students. We also save objects fro our classroom and cafeteria (of course we clean them up before adding them to our recycled collection).

They bring in plastic water bottles, milk jugs, cereal boxes, etc and use those to create something beautiful by upcycling. 

Personally, this is one of my favorites because students get to use their own creativity, devise a plan, and get in front of the class and share their idea. 

I have seen kids turn their recyclables into plant holders, book boxes, and more. 

The possibilities are endless. Recycled projects are fun Earth Day activities for children because they get to be so creative and it works with all grade levels.

🌎 Community Clean-up  

It is important for students to take care of the world and one way to do that is a community or school wide clean up. 

Our classes go out at different times of the day and pick up trash to make the world better. 

We also talk about what we find and how long it takes to decompose naturally. Some of the stats will shock you

🌎 Energy Efficiency

Not only do we learn about how to take care of the world by recycling, reusing, and cleaning it up but we also talk about natural resources and conserving energy. 

For example, turning the water off while brushing teeth is a great lesson for students to learn to save water. Also, turning off the lights when the leave a room is also a great lesson for conserving energy too. 

Not only is it good for the world but also their parents will thank you for talking about this with kids too. 

These ideas and more are included in this Earth Day BUNDLE  

Recycling and upcycling household items, cleaning up the environment, and these fun printable crafts and activities are great ways to celebrate Earth Day with kids. These fun Earth Day activities for children will have a great impact on the world in the future and can make all the difference.