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Earth Day Activities for Kids

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Even though we try hard each and every day to help our Earth by recycling, conserving water, and protecting our environment, it’s great to be reminded how important it is to teach our children how to take care of the Earth. These Earth Day Activities for Kids are a perfect way to create memories and teach our children at the same time. 

Earth Day Activites for Kids -- it’s great to be reminded how important it is to teach our children how to take care of the Earth! Bake a fun Earth Day Cupcake, do an Earth Day Craft, Recycle, Upcycle and Learn how to help the earth!

Maybe you are looking to start a garden with the kids, or plant a tree. Whip up a batch of Homemade Suet for the Birds, dig in the dirt and make a Mud Monster or do a craft with recycled magazines. Celebrate Earth Day with one (or more) of these fun activities! Celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd!

Homemade Paint for Kid's Crafts | from HoosierHomemade.com

Homemade Paint

Vintage Recycled Bird Feeding Station :: HoosierHomemade.com

Homemade Suet and Bird Feeding Station

Paper Beads

Paper Beads from Paper Vine


How to Make a Plantable Paper Earth from Modern Parents Messy Kids

Look What I Did with a Leaf kokokoKIDS

Leaf Animals from Ko-Ko-Ko Kids

Garden Seed Starters

DIY Seed Starters – Newspaper, Egg Shells, Toilet Paper Rolls and Plastic Containers from Good

Earth Day Printables

Printable Tree Planting Kit from Chick a Bug

Bird Seed Ornaments on HoosierHomemade.com

Bird Seed Ornament without Peanut Butter

Recycled Magazine Coasters

Recycled Magazine Coasters from How About Orange

How to Make a Bug House

Bug House Craft from Classic Play

Recycled Sock Puppet

Recycled Sock Puppet from Craft Jr


Stained Glass Planet Earth from Mom on Time Out

Valentine's Day Classroom Gifts: How to make Kool-Aid Play-Doh :: Recipe on HoosierHomemade.com

How to Make Play-Doh

Recycled Head Man

Recycled Head Man from Delia Creates

Natural Paint Brushes

Natural Paint Brushes from Learn Create Love

Cardboard Tube Crafts

Cardboard Craft from Natural Kids


How to make a Mud Monster from Crafts ‘n Coffee

Dragonfly Helicopter Seed

Helicopter Seed Dragonfly Craft from Housing a Forest

Yarn Spider Web

Yarn Spider Web from Small for Big


Light Saver from Spoonful

Looking for even more ideas including Earth Day Treats to make, Recycling and Upcycling Projects, or Gardening Ideas. Check out these 30 Creative Ways to Celebrate Earth Day and even more ideas!

30 Creative Ways to Celebrate Earth Day on HoosierHomemade.com


  1. Fun ideas for Earth Day! I remember making the rolled paper beads with my grandma, who lived through the Great Depression. There was a lot of wisdom in that generation’s “make do” attitude! Thank you for including the Mud Monster from CraftsnCoffee.com, too.

  2. These are great ideas, especially the bird feed ornament! Engaging kids in activities that involve reuse items is a perfect opportunity to teach the important of caring for planet Earth. Great post!

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