28 Ideas for a Meaningful and Easy Earth Day

Easy Earth Day Activities

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.

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.

15 Books About The Earth, Nature & Conservation


We’ve put together a list of Earth Day books in our Bookshop. We’ve included the classics and several books from our favorite local authors.


4 Places to find 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.


4 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.


4 Outdoor Earth Day Ideas

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

Find More Ideas Like This: A Comprehensive Guide to Nature Play for Kids

Sing about Earth Day

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


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2 thoughts on “28 Ideas for a Meaningful and Easy Earth Day”

  1. 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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