Conserve! Recycle! Renew! Reuse! And “Love Your Mother Earth” are just a few of the terms we associate with Earth Day. In order to help teach children about the importance of Earth Day everyday, we have rounded up some of the BEST Earth Day printable activities on the web. Don’t forget to recycle the paper you use to do the activities on.
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More of our favorite Earth Day Printables:
- Earth Day Coloring and Fact Sheet
- Earth Day Printable Crossword Puzzle
- More Earth Day Coloring Pages
- The EPA’s Happy Earth Day 11 page printable activity booklet
- Recycle Sudoku from Kaboose
- Kids Earth Day Word Searches
- Recycling Spot the Difference activity
Additional books, games and resources on recycling with kids:
- 50 Simple Things Kids Can Do to Recycle
- Recyclorama video game
- The Three R’s: Reuse, Reduce, Recycle (What Do You Know About? Books)
- Going Green: A Kid’s Handbook to Saving the Planet – Geared towards kids in grades 4-8, it is a guide to saving the environment, including explanations of ecological issues and projects.
- Go Green with your Kids – a guide to incorporating green habits for each stage of childhood
- Teaching Kids to Go Green – How about Green Schools? Here’s another one on environmentally friendly schools.
- EarthdayNetwork has a very colorful interactive site for helping kids calculate their ecological footprint with Bobby Bigfoot.
- The EPA has a kids club web site with information and activities on a full range of topics. Visit the EPA Air Now site for kids activities on air quality. Or visit another part of their site to learn about household chemicals.
- The American Museum of Natural History features Ology – a kid friendly trek into biodiversity – way cool!
- EcoKids is another site full of games, activities, homework helpers, and ideas for getting kids involved in their environment.
- Save the oceans with the National Resource Defense Councils Make Waves site – plenty of kid friendly fun.
- The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has a site called EEK – environmental education for kids – another fun, interactive, educational site.
- The Department of Energy has teamed up with Disney and their movie Ratatouille on their kids page about energy conservation.
- The National Wildlife Federation has a variety of eco-friendly magazines for kids of all ages – Ranger Rick and Your Big Back Yard are the most popular.
- NIEHS has coloring pages, games, activities, jokes, and stories for helping kids get the message about the environment.
- William the Garbage Truck and Michael Recycle are a friendly new books aimed at getting younger kids interested in their environment.
- Family Fun has crafts, projects, printables, makeables and more on a variety of eco-friendly topics.
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