5 Earth Day Activities

It’s never too early to teach our kids the importance of taking care of our planet. What better way to teach and celebrate Earth Day with some fun activities that will help them learn about recycling, caring for our planet and more.

  1. Sorting Activity

This recycling activity is a fun way to introduce kids to the basics of re-purposing waste and sorting. They will get to explore different types of textures and increase tactile learning which reinforces spoken vocabulary. And the best part is you can use materials you already have at home!

Activity by Chalk Academy

2. Bird Seed Ornament

These bird seed ornaments are great way to teach our little ones the importance of nature and giving back to it. They will also get to do some birdwatching, so don’t forget your binoculars!

Activity by Little Bins Little Hands

3. Planting Seeds

Watching plants grow is a fun and educational activity to do with kids and one they will enjoy. Plant different seeds and watch them grow. You can even experiment with having some indoors and some outdoors and keeping track of the changes. It will teach them how nature works, responsibility in caring for something, and sustainability. Choose seeds that are large enough for kids to handle.

Activity by Buggy and Buddy

4. Earth Day Sensory Play

This hands-on activity is perfect to stimulate children’s senses while also learning about animals. Have fun with some shaving cream and food coloring. It’s also a great way to talk about the animals and where they live.

Activity by Pre-K Pages

5. Neighborhood Trash Cleanup

assorted-color item lot

Another simple and effectivity activity to do with kids is going on a walk around your neighborhood picking up trash. This will stay with them forever and the importance of picking up after themselves and caring for our planet.