Inside: This collection includes 13 preschool Earth Day activities that are full of hands-on color mixing and exploration!
Talking about the world around us happens throughout the school year. However, we have an actual earth day theme in April, right around the time of the actual Earth Day, which is on April 22nd.
This collection of hands-on activities invite young children to think about earth and how we can take good care of it. There’s a little bit of everything in this collection, including sensory, art, fine motor, cooking, and outdoor exploration.
Are you ready for April 22nd? What activities are you planning? Let me know in the comments!
13 Preschool Earth Day Activities that are Fun
Fun Fact: Earth Day began on April 22, 1970. Every year since then, this date has been used to think about how we can keep our environment healthy.
Scavenger Hunt – Download the free printable and use it while taking the children on a nature walk.
Marbleized Earth Day Craft – If you prefer process art, this technique is so much fun! (Happy Hooligans)
Earth Day Cookies – Invite your children into the kitchen to make these yummy treats! (Views From a Step Stool)
Earth Day Songs – Add these to your circle time activities, or at home! (Pre-Kinders)
Puzzles from Recyclables – Re-use boxes and containers by making these simple puzzles for the activity table. (Munchkins and Moms)
Planting Trees Sensory Bin – Create a sensory bin for preschoolers to pretend-plant trees for dramatic play fun. (Fun Learning for Kids)
Earth Day Discovery Bottles – Little hands will love exploring the earth-themed materials inside these green and blue discovery bottles. (Little Bins for Little Hands)
Earth Day Sensory Play with Shaving Cream – This simple activity teaches toddlers about which animals live on land vs in the water, and of course toddlers love shaving cream! (Growing Hands-On Kids)
Stained Glass Earth Suncatchers – Toddlers will cut and stick green and blue paper onto contact paper to create a colorful Earth illuminating in the window. (Crafts on Sea)
Planet Earth Eye Dropper Painting – Practice fine motor skills while creating a colorful watercolor Earth. (No Time For Flash Cards)
A Crown of Grass – Preschoolers will create and decorate a cute crown of grass out of green paper to wear on Earth Day. (Creative Connections for Kids)
Earth Day Eco-Friendly Fishies – Teach preschoolers about re-purposing materials by creating these fun fish out of plastic bottles. (Mixie Studio)
Dirt Cups Recipe – This snack of “dirt and worms” is just as fun for toddlers to help make as it is for them to eat. (Mothering with Creativity)
Flowers and Trees Lesson Plans
I’m so excited to be one of the creators of these hands-on flowers and trees lesson plans for toddlers and preschoolers!
Each activity is easy to follow and includes modifications and adaptations to meet the needs of all learners.
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