Earth day is on 22nd April 2020—is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year across the world. The following 10 Earth Day Activities for kids will encourage children to create objects from natural and recycled materials and spend more time outdoors.
These ideas range from recycling arts and crafts to gardening to fun kid-friendly recipes. Here are 10 of my favorite ideas to celebrate Earth Day with your kids.
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Let’s Make some Crafts that capture the beauty around us🌎
SHAVING CREAM PAINTING CRAFT–Shaving Cream Painting Craft for Earth Day. Help your kids create their own little world this Earth Day! The marbled effect you get from shaving cream art is so pretty, and the blue-green combination is perfect for Earth Day.
HOW TO MAKE AN EARTH DAY NECKLACE WITH SALT DOUGH– Make an Earth Day necklace with this simple salt dough recipe to celebrate Earth Day with the kids this year.
DIY TISSUE PAPER GLOBE– You will need a styrofoam ball, tissue paper, and lots of glue to make this pretty globe! A fun craft for Earth Day or a solar system unit craft! Hang with a small hook and string from the ceiling for a fun way to display!
STAINED GLASS PLANET EARTH All you need is green and blue tissue paper, wax paper, and glue for this project. You can make these any size you like!
EARTH MAGNET UPCYCLE CRAFT-Such a creative and practical way to upcycle lids and magnets. These simple magnets are so cheap and easy to make with upcycle two things container lids and some magnets you may have.
DIY BIRD FEEDER – EARTH DAY CRAFT STICKS CRAFT FOR KIDS-this is fun for Earth Day to make our own bird feeders with an earthy design to them! These DIY feeders are easy to create and much cheaper than buying your own bird feeders!
Fairy House Night Lights From Plastic Bottles: recycle craft-These cute fairy house night lights used to be empty plastic water bottles that turn them into these fun and colorful fairy house night lights!
Earth Day Cookies– How clever! These are so easy but they look absolutely perfect for an Earth Day Celebration.
EARTH DAY CRAYONS CRAFT-This DIY Earth Day Crayon Craft is perfect for reusing your old blue and green crayons! Kids will love the new shapes!
DOY SEED BOMB– Super easy and fun to make, start a new tradition this Earth Day and learn how to make seed bombs. A flower seed bomb is also a fun DIY gift!
FAIRY GARDEN– Kids can make magic in their own garden this summer by creating their own fairy garden.
EARTH DAY is a great opportunity to teach the kids to protect and care for the earth and the living things around us.
And if you’re looking for some good Earth Day books to share with your kids, check out some of our favorites to pair with these Earth Day crafts!
There are various ways to celebrate Earth Day not only on April 22 but every day of the year.
PLANT A SEED– Planting a garden with kids reaps benefits for the whole family. You spend quality time together while introducing your kids to a hobby that could last them a lifetime!
RECYCLE: Earth Day is also a time to teach your children about recycling. Involve your kids by giving them a pile of trash to sort into the appropriate recycling bin. Recycling is another small way to make a big impact on the environment.
TRANSFORM Trash to Treasure – Have young children bring in a variety of recyclable items such as milk cartons, toilet paper, and paper towel rolls, egg cartons and more. Challenge their creativity to come up with new inventions and art projects with the materials. FIND OUT MORE EARTH DAY RECYCLED CRAFT IDEAS FOR KIDS. Save up those shoeboxes, plastic bottles, and even paper plates; you can use all of these items for making fun projects.
If you looking for inspiration for Earth Day, here We’re compiling all of our favorite quotes about the Earth, nature, the planet, and the environment to inspire you for Earth Day and every day. Quotes to Celebrate Earth Day.