Earth Day Activities & Environment Theme

Earth Day is April 22

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Earth Day Activities & Printables @ A to Z’s Store

  • Earth Day Activity Pack  Includes Earth Day Badges, Bash the Trash Game, Emergent Readers, Flip Book, Coloring Posters, Pocket Chart Activities, Size Discrimination Activities, Tic Tac Toe, Patterning Activities, and Word Search
  • Earth Day Theme Unit Celebrate Earth Day with a series of activities for your young learners that will inspire and instruct. This 40 page packet provides flexibility to fit your schedule as you may choose to space out the activities over a five-day unit, or complete them in a single-day celebration.
  • Heart the Earth {craftivities}  Earth Day is in April! Celebrate all month long with your littles by creating three Earthy craftivities and completing a writing prompt or two!


Free Earth Day Activities @ A to Z

Earth Day Songs & Poems
A handful of songs and poems about recycling and taking care of the earth.

Planet Earth Printable Outlines and Shape Book Writing Pages
Four pages: An Earth coloring page or shape book cover, along with blank and lined Earth-shaped pages.

Earth Day Activities & Teaching Ideas
A variety of activities shared at the A to Z forums over the years.

Earth Day Activities @ Other Sites

Earth Day Crafts
Fun crafts for endangered animals, clouds, mother earth.  Source:

Earth Day Activity: Making Words
Here’s a free printable from Finally in First.   How many words can you make with the letters in Earth Day?

Trash Basher’s Handbook: Recycling
Series of experiments on recycling. It provides an introduction to the concepts or reduce, reuse and recycle as well as the very important concept of Precycle.  Source:

The Recycling Process After Collection
Describes what happens to materials after they are sent to be recycled.  Source:

Paper Maché Earth
Paper maché patterns, recipes and instructions for making a paper maché earth.  Source:

Earth Day Coloring Pages
Several printable coloring pages to choose from.  Source:

Earth Day Coloring Pages
Various coloring pages for trees, recycling, etc.  Source:

Earth Day Printables and Worksheets
Word search, ABC order, word jumble, and acrostic poem for Earth Day.  Source:

Earth Day Activities Unit
Many printables, forms, graphic organizers for your lesson plans.  Source:

Happy Earth Day Activity Book
12 coloring pages and worksheets  Source:

Online Book:  Every Day is Earth Day
Kids can sort paper, plastic, and cans into the appropriate recycling containers.  Source:

Earth Day Bags Project
The Earth Day Groceries Project is an easy, cost-free environmental awareness project that teams up youth and grocers to spread the message of Earth Day. Visit to find out how to participate!  Source:

Composting With Red Wiggler Worms
Learn why composting helps the soil, and find out how to use worms to compost. (There’s also a nice photo of the worms to test your tolerance for the wigglies.)  Source:

The Latest Earth Day Posts @ I Love Teaching Blogs!

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