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Earth Day Activities!

Happy Earth Day! Just because we are stuck in quarantine doesn’t mean we can’t still take simple steps to help our planet and make the world a better place. Now, more than ever, our Earth needs us. This Earth Day, teach your kids the importance of taking care of our planet with these fun activities!

  1. Shaving Cream Marbled Paper
    Any fun and easy Earth Day art project for kids of all ages using materials you can find in your home! What you’ll need: a large container, shaving cream, blue & green liquid watercolors (or food coloring), paper. Find the full directions here.

  2. Earth Day Scavenger Hunt
    Find each item in the scavenger hunt and discuss why each item is important for helping the earth with your parents! Click here for the scavenger hunt and a list of other great resources that will help when talking to your child about Earth Day and how you can make an impact.
  3. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Game
    Learn about the three R’s by sorting garbage into piles and discussing the difference with your parents! Talk about how when we throw things away in the garbage, it can end up in landfills and make the Earth dirty. Teach your kids about ways we can limit our trash by reducing, reusing, and recycling trash instead of just throwing it away! Find instructions for the full activity here.
  4. Salt Dough Cookie Earth Necklaces
    Keep the earth close to your heart with these DIY, kid-friendly Earth necklaces! What you’ll need: flour, salt, string/twine/ribbon, paint, circle cutter (can also use a piping tip, bottle cap, lid, mason jar, or just a knife to cut out circles). Click here for full directions.

  5. Recycled Art
    Another easy art project to do with your kids using recycled plastic products found around your house. Teach kids the importance of recycling and repurposing items while having fun! Click here for full directions.
  6. Painted Rocks
    A fun activity to get some fresh air and go explore nature with your kids. Help them find the perfect rocks outside, then go back inside to clean them up and get painting! What you’ll need: rocks, paint, paintbrushes. If you’re looking for some inspiration, here are 30+ cool things to do with painted rocks.
  7. Play Garden
    Let your littles grow their own plants, enjoy sensory play, and have a digging patch of their very own! This is a great way to get your kids outside and teach them about nature. Click here for more details.
  8. Earth Day Coloring Templates
    Get in the Earth Day spirit with these free, printable Earth Day coloring templates! Fun for kids of all ages. Download the templates here.