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10 Creative Earth Day Activities for Kids

10 Creative Earth Day Activities for Kids

In celebration of Earth Day, we have collected some of our favorite DIY activities that you can do at home with the children!

  1. Bug Hotel: All you’ll need are medium-sized containers, regular or hot glue, and backyard materials (you can make this part a scavenger hunt)! Creating a bug hotel will help develop motor skills while teaching kids the importance of insects in the environment.
  2. Earth Coffee Filter Craft: Grab some coffee filters, blue and green washable markers, and a squirt bottle of water to create a vibrant planet that’s easy and fun for all ages.
  3. Pinecone Bird Feeder: Using peanut butter (be cautious of allergies), bird seeds, string/twine, and a pinecone or cardboard tube, kids can create their own bird feeder to bring home – and it only takes 10 minutes to make!
  4. Leaf Painting: Do leaf printing with acrylic or watercolor paint, use leaves to make a silhouette, or paint directly on leaves with puffy paint!
  5. Paper Plate Jellyfish: Make your jellyfish as simple or colorful and sparkly as you want! Materials include paper plates, paint, glitter, black and white paper, ribbons or yarn, and glue.
  6. Paper Plate Sea Shells: Use a paper plate, paint, hole puncher, and yarn to put together these unique paper shells.
  7. Cardboard Tube Octopus: Cute and simple, this little octopus just requires a cardboard tube, paint, and googly eyes.
  8. Mud Pie (non-edible): Making mud pies is a great sensory activity for kids! Enjoy a nature hunt and gather rocks, sticks, and flowers to create an artistic “mud pie” in watered soil.
  9. Dirt Pudding (edible): A sweet treat to make at home using simple ingredients like milk, chocolate pudding mix, whipped topping, Oreos and gummy worms.
  10. Regrowable Garden: Did you know that there are vegetables you can re-grow, either in your backyard or in your kitchen? Some of these incredible food scraps include scallions, lettuce, celery, garlic and herbs.