22 Ways to a Meaningful and Easy Earth Day

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Easy Earth Day ActivitiesEarth 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.

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 for those opportunities 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 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, Recycle Symbol, and more.

Time 4 Kindergarten: This is a kindergarten math facts page.  I think it’s fun.

Earth Day Cause and 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 included in it.

Easy Indoor Projects:

earth day craftEgg Carton Tree from Glued to my Crafts  

This one you need to make sure you have an egg carton and paint and heavier paper.





earth day craftRecycled Flower Art from No Time for Flashcards  

You need buttons, glue, newspaper and construction paper. 

OH, and scissors.



earth day craftEarth Sun Catcher by Learn Create Love  

You will need some wax paper, tissue paper, scissors, and glue stick.




earth day snackEarth Day Snack by A Pretty Life  

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

earth dayOutdoor Ideas:
  • Plant a Garden
  • Go on a Nature Walk
  • Keep a Nature Journal
  • Collect trash in your local park


earth daySongs to Sing :

from Preschool Education  


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


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About the author

Gianna Kordatzky

I am married to the craziest, most awesome man I know. We have four kids--Ranging in ages from 5-10. You can learn more about my life as a mother and wife at www.giannaraekordatzky.blogspot.com .

I love to throw parties and be with friends. I love to read my Bible and grow closer to God. I love to eat and exercise. I have learned to love coffee.
And I could really use a nap.


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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. […]

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