22 Ways to a Meaningful and Easy Earth Day

Earth Day is almost here. April 22 for those of us who need a reminder. We’ve combed through the internet to find 22 of the easiest but meaningful activities to do with your kids.

Easy Earth Day Activities

I solemnly swear: None of them include milk cartons.

Activities include books to read, printables to color, projects that don’t take too much preparation, outdoor activities, and songs to sing. 

If you’re searching for a way to get out with your family and give your parks or nature centers some TLC, we’ve got a list of Twin Cities Events Here.

Books to Read on Earth Day


The Lorax by Dr. Seuss


The Earth Book by Todd Parr


The Adventures of Plastic Bottle by Alison Inches


It’s Earth Day by Mercer Meyer


Free Earth-Friendly Printables

Eric Carle Coloring Sheets: These are absolutely my favorite printables to use. I love Eric Carle.  He was way ahead of his time for caring for the earth.

Coloring Pages from Coloring.ws:  Lots of different coloring pages to choose from. Animals, globes, recycling themed and more.

Time 4 Kindergarten: A fun kindergarten math facts page.

Earth Day Cause & Effect Booklet by First Grade Parade:  She has a lot of ideas for kids in the primary grades, but the printable is a simple booklet.  It’s got coloring and writing activities included in it.


Easy Earth Day Indoor Projects

Egg Carton Tree from Glued to my Crafts

Supplies needed:

  • egg carton
  • paint
  • heavy paper such as cardstock

Recycled Flower Art from No Time for Flashcards

Supplies needed:

  • buttons
  • glue stick
  • newspaper
  • construction paper
  • scissors

Earth Sun Catcher by Learn Create Love

Supplies needed:

  • wax paper
  • tissue paper
  • scissors
  • glue stick

Earth Day “Worms & Dirt” Dessert by A Pretty Life  

Check the grocery list for this one.  This has some ingredients you may not have at home.


Outdoor Earth Day Ideas
  • Plant a Garden
  • Go on a Nature Walk
  • Keep a Nature Journal
  • Collect trash in your local park

More Earth Day Ideas

Print this mini song book from Preschool Education we created for you to sing with your kids!

Book links are Amazon affiliate links. Family Fun Twin Cities receives a small commission on sales through our site, which helps keep our services free to our readers.

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  • […] 2.Collect trash in your local park or neighborhood Grab a trash bag, some gloves, and get busy! There is no better way to show appreciation for our Earth than to clean it up. It may not feel like a big thing, but if everyone would go out and clean up their neighborhood or parks, the world would be much cleaner.Your text to link… […]

  • […] Treat Mother Earth to a day of TLC. Families can choose from a variety of Earth Day celebrations this weekend at local nature centers or log a couple of hours volunteering in the parks. Keep in mind that some organized cleanups require advance notice. You can find our complete list of opportunities here. And if you feel like your littles aren’t quite ready to be out in the field, there ways to observe Earth Day at home – we’ve got 22 meaningful ways to do that here. […]

  • I m throwing my food rules out the window today, and we will be indulging in some bad for you, ready-made goodness! We are having Worms in Dirt! В A fun little dessert to have for Earth Day. And Happy New Year!

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