Earth Day is celebrated every year on April 22nd. Established in the US in 1970 and now celebrated across the globe, Earth Day reminds us why environmental conservation and stewardship are important, and encourages us to form a personal connection with nature. Here are some fun Earth-themed crafts and activities perfect for celebrating! Use any of these activities to start the conversation and to teach kids about the importance of sustainability and caring for Mother Earth.
Be a Bee Sanctuary
We know that bees and pollinators are vital to the health of our ecosystem and food supply. Mama Banana’s Adventures shows us how to make a Bee Sanctuary Sign and shares tips for creating a bee-friendly garden patch.
Coffee Filter Earth
This simple Coffee Filter Earth craft from Everything Unscripted uses supplies you likely already have around the house: coffee filters, blue and green markers, and a spray bottle. Easy enough for even toddlers to create their own masterpiece.
Hairy Jar Men
I remember making these Hairy Jar Men when I was a kid! Mom vs. the Boys shows us how to make these funny little guys and bring the outdoors inside.
Earth Day Word Games
Earth Day Cookies
Get the instructions from Tammilee Tips for how to make these beautiful Earth Day Cookies!
Invite these friendly Grass Caterpillars into your garden. Visit Red Ted Art for full instructions.
Paper Plate Earth
This Painted Paper Plate Earth project from The Chaos and the Clutter is dual-purposed and double-sided. Paint the Earth on one side, and brainstorm ways to take care of our planet on the other.
This project from Joybilee Farm uses recycled paper, turmeric, and cinnamon to make gift-worthy Seed Bombs.
Earth Day Play Dough
Who doesn’t love play dough? Natural Beach Living shows us how to adapt a simple play dough recipe to make Earth Day Play Dough.
Recycled Container Gardens
Reuse old colanders or even welly boots to make these Recycled Container Gardens from Red Ted Art.
Learn to Compost
Earth Day would be a great day to start your own compost heap! Check out Mommy Moment’s Composting for Beginners guide to get started.
Paper Plate Crafts
And here are 25 more ideas for going green on Earth Day or any day!