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.
Earth Day Ideas For Kids
Kids love any reason to celebrate, and what’s better than a day that celebrates our planet? Earth Day isn’t just a chance to raise environmental awareness – but also to explore the natural world around us.
Keep reading to find some fun and educational Earth Day activities for kids of all ages!
Earth Day Children’s Books
Reading books to your kids can help them to develop a love for reading and language, and it also improves their cognitive, social and emotional development.
Additionally, reading to your children can encourage their imagination and creativity, stimulate their curiosity and build their vocabulary. Not only that, but it can also provide an opportunity for teaching values and life lessons.
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.
Earth Day Crafts For Kids
There’s no denying that we live in a world filled with electronic devices and screens. While these can be useful tools, it’s important to also carve out time for activities that stimulate creativity and motor skills.
One way to do this is to make paper crafts with your kids! It’s a fun and engaging activity, and it also promotes fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and can even help with language development as you discuss the craft and its components with your children.
Earth Day Name Craft – Have your kids craft their very own Earth nameplate! All you need is our free printable Earth template and a few supplies.
Kids will have a blast piecing it together and will love spelling their names out using hearts. This craft will look great hung on their bedroom door or in the classroom!
Earth Paper Craft – Take paper crafting to the next level with our Earth paper craft! With some colored card stock, a bit of glue, and pipe cleaners, kids can create a sweet Earth figure.
They’ll love cutting out the paper and assembling their planet – it’s sure to keep them occupied for hours. Once done, they can put on an Earth Day puppet show!
Earth Day paper plate craft – The ultimate Earth Day craft to teach kids how to reuse and recycle! With our template, they can make a cute heart-shaped planet out of paper plates and construction paper. This craft is a great way to be creative with materials you already have at home.
Handprint Earth craft – Get your little ones excited about Earth Day with our handprint Earth craft! Have them trace and cut out their handprint, then use it to decorate their Earth picture. The result is a cute and meaningful piece of Earth Day art that looks great all year round!
Earth Day Activities For Kids
Our Earth Day worksheets are the perfect way to help kids learn while staying entertained. Whether you’re looking for a no-prep activity or an educational resource, these worksheets will surely hit the spot! Each task works on a fundamental skill and puts a fun, Earth-friendly spin on it.
One of our favorite activities has to be these Earth Day connect the dots. They help kids practice counting, fine motor skills, and following directions.
And when those dots are joined together, an awesome Earth-themed picture is revealed! Your little ones will be dotting their way to fun in no time!
Download these free Earth Day activity pages to keep your kids engaged as they practice their problem-solving skills.
They’re a great option for teaching kids the importance of preserving our planet while creatively solving puzzles. Kids and adults alike can join in the fun with these Earth Day activities!
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.