Easy Earth Day activities for kids that incorporate recycling, repurposing, gardening, and crafts! Cheap and educational ways to teach conservation.
Earth Day is April 22 nd and that is a good day to teach kids all about conservation, recycling, repurposing, and how to take care of the Earth!! Of course every day is a god day to instill these things but on Earth Day it is a reminder to do so. I found a few fun Earth Day activities for kids from my own blog as well as other fantastic bloggers who I am lucky enough to call my friends! 😉 (originally published 4/16)
Here’s a peek at a few of them.
The one at the top is probably the most fun Earth Day activity for kids, and teaches about repurposing plastic bottles.
- We always try to repurpose what would normally be thrown away. I became more passionate about this after learning how recycling plastic bottles happens at the Arrowhead facility.
If we can possibly use it for storage, for something in the yard, or in the garden we will do that. My children have slowly started thinking outside of the box before throwing a container away. They’ve actually become quite creative about how containers can be reused.
- Here is a fun and useful way we repurposed a water bottle into a planter!
Earth Day is a great way to get children thinking about how we can better take care of our planet! Here is a peek at some fun activities you can do with them.
The first one we love are these easy gardening activities for kids.
- Here are 5 “cool” plants they will love to plant and watch grow. We did this when my kids were about 6-8 and it was a great experiment. Now they LOVE to garden!
Here are more Earth Day activities for kids
- Let’s start with a fun and cheap coffee filter Earth craft
- You can make Earth Day cookies
- Print this free Earth Day scavenger hunt sheet
- As well as playing Earth Day bingo too
Here are a few other recycling activities for kids I love teaching my kids different ways to recycle. Any way to reuse something that would normally become trash is a win!
It’s one thing to repurpose plastic containers but you can go well beyond that with your “trash”.
- We have made numerous crafts with egg cartons for example, many of which have cost us nothing.
- Just because crafts are free doesn’t mean they’re not fun. 😉
If you are looking for a yummy treat to celebrate Earth Day, try these peanut butter Earth looking pops from My Little Me.…look delicious!
- You can make and enjoy Earth Day popcorn too
- Or use green, white and blue to make an Earth Day version of these rainbow rice krispy treats
- Earth Day pudding cups are fun too
Looking for more easy Earth Day activities for kids?
Here is another fun Earth Day craft you can make with coffee filters We all have coffee filters at home so this one is inexpensive to do and comes out amazingly well.
- If you want to go all out, throw an Earth Day party for everyone
- Repurpose magazines and create an Earth Day collage to bring home
If you’re looking for free printables we have this earth day word search for you too!
Just remember to think outside of the box when it comes to repurposing things. There are SO many uses for containers that usually end up in the recycle or trash bin.
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