This post includes Earth Day Activities for Kids! Yes, I know I am a bit obsessed with, well, the earth and earth day activities for kids, but really, is that so bad?
At this point in the year, all of us here is Seattle crave the sunshine. I am not opposed to any one season but I do love the sun and the blossoms. Plus I love Earth Day. There is so much learning to be had for children and us adults.
We get to be outdoors and we get to get dirty! What is not to love? Earth Day is a lovely time to celebrate the environment and to celebrate spending time outdoors. Activities are for kids and for families. That is the best part.
What is Earth Day?
Earth Day is an annual event that occurs on April 22 every year. The first Earth Day occurred in 1970 pioneered by a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin named Gaylord Nelson.
The year before Mr. Nelson observed a terrible oil spill in California and decided we needed a movement focused on the environment. Today the focus of Earth Day is on clean energy and global warming.
To learn more about the history of Earth Day visit The Earth Day Network.
Earth Day Activities for Kids
Here are a few favorite activities for children we’ve done over the past few years.
This activity is simple to do and kids love the idea of making a home for worms!
This earth day craft is indeed magical. We chose a star but feel free to use any shape you’d like for the activity. The star works well for this Earth Day activity because of its points in order to place the seeds on the tips.
Planting the magic seed star can be quite a ceremony. Then the magic begins when the magic seed star begins to sprout!
Similar to the magic seed star, kids love this earth day activity. Kids get their hands dirty and create something tangible to observe over time.
This post includes tons of crafts and activities for kids.
This post outlines a super important lesson using one of my favorite books called How a Seed Grows. Kids learn the path from seed to plant, a powerful lesson.
This activity is a keeper and actually really easy to make happen.
Well, that gives you a great start on crafts, sensory and outdoor play using plenty of easy and inexpensive materials. Thank you for choosing to read this post today.