Earth Day is a great day to help kids learn about planet Earth.
And there’s no better way to do that than with a fun activity!
This Earth Day printable headband is perfect for kids of all ages. Just print it out, let the kids color it in, then tape it together! It’s another one of our easy Earth Day crafts for kids!
Plus, it’s a great way to get the kids involved in Earth Day activities. Be sure to download the printable and make it with preschool, kindergarten, and early elementary children this April.
When Is Earth Day?
Until recently we didn’t realize Earth Day falls on the same day, April 22, each year. It first began on April 22, 1970 so this year will make it the 49th annual Earth Day!
Teaching our children about the environment and keeping our world healthy is a simple but powerful way we can help the Earth maintain its beauty and resources.
One way we can do this is by sharing simple Earth Day facts with them like:
- The 1st Earth Day occurred in 1970
- Earth Day originally began in the United States but is now observed worldwide
- It only takes 6 weeks for an aluminum can to be produced, recycled, and remanufactured (source)
- Senator Gaylord Nelson was the founder of the first Earth Day (source)
Earth Day Activity For Kids
One of the easiest ways to get kids excited about learning is through hands-on activities.
This free printable Earth Day headband is a simple art activity they can do after learning all about Earth Day and the things they can do to help protect the planet.
- Crayons or markers
- White card stock
- Tape or stapler
- Earth Day headband template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the Earth Day headband template and print it out onto white card stock.
Let your child or students color the first page that has the happy Earth face on it.
Cut out the headband along the outer black lines.
Cut out the extra bands on the second page and measure around your child’s head to see how many bands are needed to make the headband fit their head.
Use tape or a stapler to attach the bands to the main headband.
That’s all there is to it!
We love coloring pages around here and we’re sure this Earth Day activity will be a hit with your kids too. Don’t forget to enter your email in the form at the bottom of this post to get your free copy of the headband.
Earth Day Unit Study
Earth Day is a great time to get kids involved in learning more about taking care of the Earth. We have collected some of our favorite Earth Day activities that are not only fun for kids to do, but can help them learn more about recycling, reusing, reducing, and more!
Read on below for our favorite ideas we know kids will love!
Earth Day Books
There are so many benefits to reading aloud to kids! It’s a great activity to do together, and it helps them develop reading skills, build vocabulary, and improve their overall literacy. Plus, it can be a lot of fun! So if you’re looking for a way to improve your child’s development, reading aloud is a great choice!
Grab these books about Earth from your local library or buy them on Amazon to add to your home collection.
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
Crafts are a fun and creative way for kids to express themselves. They can also be a great way to bond with friends and family. In addition, crafts can help kids develop important life skills such as patience, fine motor skills, and problem-solving skills. Best of all, crafts are fun to create!
Check out some of our favorite Earth Day crafts below:
Earth Day Paper Plate Craft – Show your love for our planet by making an adorable paper plate Earth in the shape of a heart. This easy and fun activity is perfect for kids, and it’s a great way to teach them about Earth Day.
Earth Day Card – Help your kids celebrate Earth Day by showing them how to make a card using recycled paper. Not only will they have fun making it, but they’ll know that their card is good for the environment too!
Earth Paper Craft – This craft is a fun way to bring our planet home! With a little Earth-loving imagination, kids can transform a few basic materials into an awesome Earth buddy. It’s super simple to make and a great addition to any bedroom or classroom wall!
Toilet Paper Roll Forky – Looking for a fun and easy way to celebrate Earth Day? This Forky craft is perfect for kids of all ages. Plus, it’s a great way to recycle those empty toilet paper rolls. So get ready to have some fun and help save the planet at the same time!
Earth Day Activities For Kids
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!
These Earth Day worksheets are the bee’s knees! Get your kids excited and learning with these fun-filled activities. Your little ones will work on their fine motor skills and cognitive development with the fun puzzles. Who said learning has to be boring this Earth Day?
Children love coloring pages, and our Earth Day connect the dots pages provide the perfect opportunity for creativity.
Kids can start by joining the dots to reveal a picture and then use their favorite colors to make it come alive. Let them be as imaginative and bright as they want – it’s Earth Day, after all!
We love a no-prep activity! Our Earth Day activity pages are the perfect way to engage kids and help them learn.
Each page features a different Earth-themed activity, such as matching, problem-solving, and more. Celebrating Earth Day has never been easier or more fun!
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