Earth Day is a really special holiday because it’s one of the most widely celebrated secular holidays in the world. It’s a day for focusing on environmental concerns, conservation efforts, and taking steps to help protect our planet. I like to use Earth Day to teach my kids about important steps we can take at home to reduce, reuse, and recycle. There are lots of fun and exciting Earth Day activities for families to do together. Print out this list of Earth Day Activities and Earth Day Scavenger Hunt for extra fun celebrating Earth Day this year.
List of Earth Day Activities
If you’re looking for Earth Day activities for kids, you definitely don’t want to miss this list of Earth Day activities including a nature scavenger hunt. Keep reading to get your very own printable list and more great ideas for how to celebrate Earth Day from home.
Earth Day Activity Bucket List
Earth Day Activities for Kids
Earth Day is our annual reminder to take a moment to appreciate our unique and amazing planet. We can help our kids slow down and take notice of the natural world in all kinds of fun ways this April.
Download and print this Earth Day activity list for a printable version you can put on the fridge and check off as you go. Here are some of our favorite Earth Day activities for kids from the printable list:
Pinecone and Peanut Butter Bird Feeder
If you’ve never made one of these, you definitely want to try this Earth Day activity for kids. It’s a lot of fun and easy for even young toddlers and preschoolers to participate. Check out my list of 50 homemade bird feeders to make with your kids for more fun ideas.
Upcycled Bug Hotel
Learn all about pollinators and how we can protect them by getting creative this Earth Day. Building an upcycled bug hotel with your kids is a fun way to help protect bees and other garden friendly bugs this Spring. Plus, you’ll be recycling found materials in the process. It’s a win win!
Learn how to make your own upcycled bug hotel with my printable garden planner.
Kids of all ages can have all kinds of fun making mudpies for Earth Day! It’s a simple activity that’s filled with creativity and imagination for kids. Plus, it’s a fantastic way to help kids explore and experience nature.
Why not make some mudpies in your very own upcycled DIY mud kitchen? Learn how to build your own mud kitchen from my DIY Outdoor Play Area instructions.
Meaningful Earth Day Activities
There are so many fun activities we can do, but what about truly meaningful Earth Day activities? If you’re searching for something you can do that will have an impact and serve as a meaningful reminder for your kids, check out these favorites from the printable Earth Day activity list.
Crafts created from recycled materials are popular and fun. You can use these Earth Day activities to teach your kids meaningful lessons about the importance of recycling and reusing materials rather than letting objects with use end up in a landfill.
Check out my list of more than 30 Creative Earth Day Crafts for some meaningful Earth Day arts and crafts.
Talking with your kids about important ways to conserve water and electricity, plus other environmental issues can help teach even young children about why it’s important to protect our resources this Earth Day.
Start a Seed Jar or Plant Seeds Outside
Beginning a seed jar with your kids this Earth Day is an exciting way to teach kids about germination and how plants grow. Plus, it’s an easy way to upcycle paper towels and old jars.
Check out my list of awesome lessons you can teach your kids in the garden for more meaningful Earth Day activities for your whole family.
Earth Day Activities for Families
Are you searching for Earth Day activities and projects you can do with your whole family this spring? This printable Earth Day activity list is perfect for celebrating this environmental holiday with the family.
Check out some of our favorite family activities and/or classroom activities from the printable list:
Go On a Nature Walk
Get outdoors this Earth Day and celebrate with a family nature walk or hike. It’s the perfect way to begin exploring our beautiful planet and learning to love Earth with your whole family. Get tips for implementing nature walks and nature study with this Spring Nature Observation Worksheet.
Create a Compost Bin
Creating a compost bin with your family is a fun activity that you can use all year! A worm compost bin can be kept in the kitchen for easy access and lots of fun learning opportunities.
You could also build your own compost area in your outdoor garden for easy access to great soil for growing plants this Earth Day.
Plant a Tree
One of my favorite meaningful Earth Day activities for families is to plant a tree. Planting a tree together is a memorable experience that teaches children lots of important lessons while making memories that your family will share each time they see the tree you’ve planted.
A tree is a living reminder of Earth Day conservation promises and hopes for a bright environmental future too.
Clean Up Your Neighborhood
Looking for fun Earth Day activities for your family that will get you out and about this April?
Take a walk around the neighborhood cleaning up pollution and trash in your very own community. Cleaning up the neighborhood is a great activity to get the whole family involved in. You can even bring friends. Make a day of it and you’ll be teaching your kids important lessons about caring for our planet they’ll remember forever.
Earth Day Scavenger Hunt
Don’t forget, this Earth Day activity list includes a super fun scavenger hunt just for the holiday. You can use this printable scavenger hunt to get the whole family out exploring and falling in love with nature this year as they search for the items on the list.
Try offering a fun prize like a new reusable water bottle or reusable shopping bag made from recycled materials for the winner of this Earth Day scavenger hunt.
Earth Day Activities for Families
Don’t forget to download this free Earth Day Bucket List and Scavenger Printables to take along on all your outdoor adventures.
Free Earth Day Activities for Kids and Families
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Celebrate Earth Day from Home
How will you celebrate Earth Day with your family this year?
Share your Earth Day activity ideas in the comments. These activities don’t have to be just for April 22, you can do fun things to protect the Earth all year long.
I can’t wait to read about how you’ll be learning and celebrating the Earth this year.
Activities for Earth Day
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