EARTH DAY ACTIVITIES & RESOURCES FOR KIDS
As you can tell by the cover photo, I’m raising little tree huggers, lol! Earth Day is important, we have to take care of our planet if we want it to be a safe place for our children and our children’s children to live. Earth Day is an annual holiday celebrated on April 22nd each year. This is a worldwide celebrated event created to demonstrate support for environmental protection. In this article you will find resources including activities, books and events for families that celebrate Earth Day.
SAVE THE EARTH EVERY DAY
Here is a list of ways to save the earth every day. Pick one from the checklist and complete with your family on earth day.
For earth day take a nature walk and enjoy a earth themed scavenger hunt! Here is a worksheet that you can print or use digitally on your smart phone while on your hunt.
Upcycle a egg carton as a planter. See tutorial here.
EARTH DAY BOOK LIST
There are many great books that you get purchase or borrow from the library to help teach your children about earth day. A few of my favorites are:
- The Earth Book
- It’s Earth Day!
- Earth Day- Hooray!
- Recycling Is Fun
- Compost Stew
- Fancy Nancy – Everyday is Earth Day
- What If Everybody Did This?
- Earth Day Every Day
- I Can Save the Earth
- Bloomers Island -The Great Garden Party
EARTH DAY EVENTS FOR DMV & SOMD FAMILIES
- Earth Optimism Day – April 22, 2019 10am-2pm. The National Zoo, Washington, D.C. Event Link
- DIY Bird Feeder- April 22, 2019 11am – 12pm. Library Potomac Branch. Event Link
- Popsicle Zoo- April 22, 2019 2pm – 3pm. Library PD Brown Branch. Event Link
- Bee Robot- April 22, 2019 4pm – 5pm. Library Potomac Branch. Event Link
- Flight of the Bees- April 22, 2019 6:30pm- 7:30 pm. Library LaPlata Branch. Event Link
- Earth Day Festival- April 26, 2019. 10am – 2pm. US Botanical Gardens, Washington, D.C. Event Link
- Earth Day Celebration- April 27, 2019 9am.11am James E Richmond Science Center. Event Link
- Earth Day on the farm- April 27, 2019 10am – 2pm. Summerseat Farm. Event Link
- Earth Day in the Park- April 27, 2019 11am – 4pm. Old Mill Park, Fredericksburg, VA. Event Link