Earth Day is April 22nd! That’s not too far away, so we’re sharing some new crafts to do with the kids this year.
This Earth Day card craft is simple to make and a fun way to do something nice for someone else.
Have your kids work on cutting, fine motor skills, and using glue all in one activity. It’s an easy Earth Day craft that you can add to the festivities this year!
Check out our video tutorial or our text directions below to see how we created this homemade card.
DIY Earth Card
- Colored cardstock
- Card template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the Earth card template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Fold the blue paper in half, along the fold line and cut the 3 other sides to create the card.
Position the land pieces around the front of the card and glue them down. Use scissors to trim off any paper that hangs off the edge.
Place the eyes in the middle of the paper and glue them down.
Use a black marker to draw on a smile just below the eyes.
Glue the heart below the smile, then use the black marker again to draw on the Earth’s hands to make it look like it is holding the heart.
Open up the card and write a message inside.
More Earth Day Activities For Kids
Want some more ideas for Earth Day? Check out all of them below!
This Earth Day printable headband is super simple and has virtually no prep. Just print it out, let the kids color it, and cut it out.
Another fun craft idea is this handprint Earth craft. Everyone loves a party, including the Earth, so celebrate Earth Day with this cute craft.
Books are a great way to get even further into a theme! On top of that, reading to kids helps them develop a stronger vocabulary and helps them learn to focus. It’s a win-win situation! Try out some of these cool books about space:
I Am Earth is a great book to introduce children to the planet. It has simple and easy-to-understand text and fun illustrations that will keep kids engaged!
Heal The Earth takes kids on a magical journey around the world to help solve the problems we’re facing on this planet. The message of love and compassion is great for every child.
My Friend Earth is a favorite of parents and children alike! It has an environmentally conscious message and amazing die-cut pages kids can’t get enough of.
One of the best ways to celebrate Earth Day is to get outside and do something to help the environment. Planting trees and flowers is a great way to improve the local ecosystem, and it’s also a lot of fun for kids. Take the kids out to sew some beautiful greenery with these wildflower seed bombs. Kids will want to do it over and over again!
Sensory bins are great for exploratory play, and there are plenty of ready-made options available that are easy to use. Plus, they’re a great way to help kids learn about recycling and taking care of the planet. This Earth Day sensory bin is a fun hands-on activity kids can play with during quiet or independent playtime.
Teachers, librarians, and daycare leaders can use these Earth Day bingo sheets to play with all the kids. So get the kids together and see who can be the first to fill up their bingo card. It’s sure to be a fun way to celebrate Earth Day!
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Activities For Kids
- Colored cardstock
- Card template
- Download the Earth card template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Fold the blue paper in half, along the fold line, and cut the 3 other sides to create the card.
- Position the land pieces around the front of the card and glue them down. Use scissors to trim off any paper that hangs off the edge.
- Place the eyes in the middle of the paper and glue them down.
- Use a black marker to draw on a smile just below the eyes.
- Glue the heart below the smile, then use the black marker again to draw on the Earth's hands to make it look like it is holding the heart.
- Open up the card and write a message inside.