50 Earth Day Activities for Kids

Earth Day is our annual reminder to slow down and appreciate the bounty of the earth. The following 50 Earth Day Activities for kids will encourage children to create objects from natural and recycled materials and spend more time outdoors.

I hope you’ll find some inspiration here, and if you have more ideas to share, please add them to a comment so that others can enjoy them too.

Happy Earth Day!

50 Earth Day Activities for kids | TinkerLab

Earth Day Activities with Natural Materials

50 Earth Day Activities for kids | TinkerLab

Earth Day Activities with Recycled Materials

50 Earth Day Activities for kids | TinkerLab

Outdoor Art Earth Day Activities

50 Earth Day Activities for kids | TinkerLab

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  1. Majordan says

    Super fab list! You are amazing Rachelle. Thanks for including some of our ideas. Doesn’t seem like it’s all about lists lately? What is the next trend?

  2. says

    Thank you so much for these ideas. I love the summery feel to them. Great to use too, for garden parties and outdoor hanging out.

    • rachelle says

      Thanks for saying that, Stephanie! It was fun to put together and I can see it lasting all summer long.

  3. jess says

    Love the list thank you! Just wanted to add that I’ve done the baby food jar votive and they get VERY HOT. They should not be touched or moved by kids.

  4. says

    I stumbled upon your blog following a link from the tiny tikes FB page. The opening Container Fairy Garden photo grabbed my eye, **I** have several of those Dutch houses! Thanks to some trips years ago on KLM flights. — Thanks from some great Earth Day ideas for children.

    -Clifton Bencke
    PiratesAndParrots.com Outdoors and on-the-water adventures for children.