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Earth Day Card Craft For Kids [Free Template]

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 for kids that you can add to the festivities this year!

Check out our video tutorial or our text directions below to see how we created these homemade greeting cards!

Earth Day Card Making Idea

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How To Make An Earth Day Card

Start by downloading the Earth card template and printing it out. Once you have the template printed, gather the materials needed for this fun activity. Get those scissors ready, and let’s help the kids bring this Earth card to life!

hand holding Earth Day card craft template

First, help your kids take the vibrant blue paper and fold it in half along the fold line. Cut the three other sides to create the card, then position the land pieces around the front of the card and watch the Earth come to life! Glue them down and use scissors to trim off any excess paper.

hand gluing land pieces to card front

This is where the magic truly happens! Help your kids place the eyes in the middle of the paper and glue them down. Then, grab a black marker and draw a friendly smile just below the eyes.

hand gluing eyes to homemade Earth card

Let’s continue by gluing the heart below the smile of our Earth. Using the black marker once again, draw on the Earth’s hands, making it look like our planet is tenderly holding the heart.

hand gluing heart to homemade Earth card
hand drawing arms on Earth card craft

We’re sure your kids will have fun making this simple craft. Check out our card crafts we have that they will love creating too!

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Activities For Kids

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 and taking care of our planet – but also to explore the natural world around us.

Keep reading to find some fun and educational Earth Day event activities for kids of all ages!

Earth Day Children’s Books

Reading books to your kids can help them 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.

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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. To do so, try out these fun crafts:

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 craft supplies, such as blue and green construction paper, scissors, and glue. 

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!

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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 art Earth craft! Have them trace and cut out their handprint, then use it to decorate their Earth picture. The finished product 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!

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Download these free Earth Day activity pages to keep both younger and older kids engaged as they practice their problem-solving skills.

They’re a great option for teaching kids the importance of preserving our beautiful 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. Download the digital file for a fun way to celebrate Earth Day!

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Share With Us

Did you make this craft with your kids or students? We’d love to feature them on our social media!

For a chance to have your child’s craft featured, simply snap a picture of the completed project and post it to our Facebook page, email it to us directly by clicking here, or use #simpleeverydaymom on your social media!

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Earth Day Card Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

This Earth Day card is a fun craft for kids to celebrate Earth Day!


  • Colored cardstock
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Marker
  • Card template


  1. Download the Earth card template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Fold the blue paper in half, along the fold line, and cut the 3 other sides to create the card.
  3. 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.
  4. Place the eyes in the middle of the paper and glue them down.
  5. Use a black marker to draw on a smile just below the eyes.
  6. 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.
  7. Open up the card and write a message inside.

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Thursday 4th of April 2024



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Tuesday 2nd of May 2023

Trying to download this or even subscribe is extremely difficult. I recommend revamping. I would love to share and invite other people.


Wednesday 3rd of May 2023

Sorry it was complex for you. Once you know how it works, I believe it's quite simple. All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you. Then, once you confirm your email, you simply enter your email in any of the forms and it automatically redirects you to the download page.

Maritza Ramos

Tuesday 11th of April 2023

How do I get the Templates?


Tuesday 11th of April 2023

Since you’re already an email subscriber, all you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of any post and it’ll automatically redirect you to the download page 🙂


Friday 31st of March 2023

I am not able to get the craft there is no where to put my email


Saturday 1st of April 2023

It's above the comments section, under the heading titled "Free Earth Card Template". If you're not able to see it, it most likely means you have a firewall or adblocker blocking it from appearing. If you can allow the page or try from a personal device, you should be able to see it. Also, some readers say they're not able to see it on Chrome, but they can on other browsers. You may be able to try that as well ◡̈ Please let me know if you have any questions!


Wednesday 20th of April 2022

Its fantastic!!!


Thursday 21st of April 2022

Aw, thanks!

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