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Earth Day is coming up on April 22nd. We love to celebrate Earth day around here and always try to find fun & educational Earth Day activities to do to commemorate the day.
The first Earth Day was in 1970 to teach about environmental issues, and has been growing in popularity since!
I have lots of interesting & educational Earth Day activities you can use to teach kids at home or in your classroom about this day. I hope you find something to add to your lesson plans!
Earth Day Math:
Have an earth themed math lesson with these Earth Fractions: Earth Day Math
Solar Earth Day Activities:
Make a Solar Powered Car out of Legos & learn about solar energy.
Use the power of the sun to make this Homemade Solar Still
Geology Earth Day Activities:
This Printable Geology Rock Cycle Game is a great way to teach about how rocks are made!
Try making these tasty Edible Earth Soil Layers Dirt Cups
Taste the earth as you build it with this awesome Edible Layers of the Earth project.
Try this cool Rock Identification Experiment!
Did you know the earth can create power? Try this amazing Make a Dirt Powered Battery
Water Themed Earth Day Activities:
Learn how to Clean water in the ocean with this Environmental Science: Oil Spill Clean Up Experiment
Clean up the water with this cool Water Filtration Experiment!
Try some water testing with this Water Chemistry Experiment with at Home Water Testing
Weather Related Activities for Earth Day
Learn about wind power with this Homemade Wind Vane.
Try this Homemade Thermometer Science Experiment to learn more about weather!
Nature and Plant Activities for Earth Day
Plant a vegetable garden with your kids, then measure the growth of plants with this Garden Growth Chart.
Nature Study Notebooking is a great way to study and reflect on the beauties of this Earth!
Dandelion Life Cycle Learning is a great nature themed activity for this day!
Wildlife Themed Earth Day Learning
Learn more about the importance of pollinators with this All About Honey Bees activity.
Try out this Mapping Animal Migrations lesson -from Monarch butterflies to arctic terns!
Animal Habitats Sorting Mats are a great activity to teach about the animals on this Earth.
Learn how to How to Make a Homemade Window Bird Feeder to observe & feed the birds in your backyard.
More Simple Earth Day Ideas for Kids:
- Plant a tree
- Clean up trash in your neighborhood
- Teach about recycling
- Make recycled paper
- Do recycled or upcycling crafts & art projects
- Plant wildflowers
- Start a composting bin
- Make seed bombs
- Make an earth day craft
- Read Earth Day books
- Plant a butterfly garden
- Do a nature scavenger hunt- Try this Leaf one.