20 Ways To Celebrate Earth Day and Every Day Children’s Books

Children have the most sincere and honest attitude when it comes to saving our planet and taking care of animals and fellow human beings. What a significant period in their lives to reach out and sow these seeds of mindfulness, empathy, compassion, and responsibility for our environment and all living creatures. I would love to share with you a couple of ideas that could make this Earth Day and every day a bit more special.

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1. Turn all the lights and electronic gadgets off and use candles or torches for one night. Check out these awesome flashlight games you can play with the whole family at night.

2. Set up a recycling station.

3. Get yourself a reusable water bottle and take it with you everywhere you go.

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4. Decorate an environmentally friendly reusable shopping bag (with paint, for example) and give it to your favorite person filled with fresh goodies.

5. Make Earth Day cards using recycled materials.

6. Build your own worm farm and make sure to feed your food scraps to worms every day instead of chucking them in a bin.

7. Demonstrate water pollution with this excellent activity.

8. Did you know that it takes 660 gallons of water to make one hamburger? Make a vow to eat only vegetarian food for one week or make sure to only get grass-fed beef.

9. Recycle all cardboard food packaging to make fun construction crafts using sticky tape and scissors, and make robots or cars. It might take a few days to collect a good amount of cardboard packages enough for a craft project.

10. Go on a litter scavenger hunt. It can be a lot of fun, see for yourself here. 

11. Pack your lunch packaging-free using reusable containers. You can find yummy inspiration for package-free lunches here.

12. Think of someone who is very special to you, and plant a tree in their honor.

“Studies show that after people hug trees they report feeling calmer and more relaxed than those who do not. It has been reported that hugging trees has been shown to increase the levels of the hormone oxytocin, which is the hormone responsible for emotional bonding and feelings of well-being, calmness, and trust. One of the primary ways that oxytocin production increased is through touch.

Dr. Stone Kraushaar, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist known as The Hug Doctor suggests that we hug (each other or trees) for a minimum of 21 seconds in order to benefit from the increased release of oxytocin”. (Source silvotherapy.co.uk)

13. Take a walk outdoors and hug a tree or two on the way.

14. Create your own veggie patch. Start with these 10 easy plants for kids to grow. 

15. Regrow your food from kitchen scraps. Learn how here.

16. Learn more about bees and how important they are for the environment and humans.

17. Find out more about animals that help humans survive and how to protect them.

18. Spread peace everywhere you go – give someone a gentle hug and a smile. Let peace be with you!

19. Make a poster to remind yourself to turn off the water while brushing your teeth and take shorter showers. You can conserve up to five gallons per day.

20. Throw a clothing exchange party for friends and swap some clothes. Make sure to ditch plastic cups and plates πŸ˜‰

earth day printables

Earth Preschool Pack – Continents, Land & Water Forms, 3 Part Cards

All about the Earth learning activity pack for preschool children aged 3-6. The earth-themed activity pack contains printables to create a wide range of hands-on experiences for young children.

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Students will practice phonics, building and recognizing teen numbers, cutting, push pinning, identifying continents, lands, and water forms, widen their vocabulary, learn about characteristics of the earth, practice developing logical thinking, learn about moon phases and layers of the earth, and so much more.

The printable features realistic clipart and photographs.

Here is what’s included:

  • Instructions and activity variations
  • Phonics – initial sound sorting cards (five cards for each letter, feature photographs)
  • Land and water mats – fine motor activity with building blocks
  • Seasons – sorting cards (six cards for each category, feature photographs)
  • Land, water, air – sorting cards (seven cards for each category, feature photographs)
  • Land and Water Forms – playdough mats and sorting cards (feature clipart and photographs)
  • Land and Water Forms – 3 part cards, definition cards, and student booklet (feature clipart and photographs, backline clipart)
  • Land and water forms included in the printable: lake, island, cape, bay, peninsula, gulf, strait, isthmus, system of lakes, archipelago.
  • Teen number cards and backline booklet – counting, identifying, and matching quantity and symbols
  • Continents of the world (Montessori color-code) – different styles included – eastern and western hemispheres, different world map styles, outlines and color versions of continent outlines, world maps with labels (including oceans) and without labels
  • Continents of the world 3 part cards and backline booklet
  • Continents of the world – cards for
  • push pinning
  • Continent cutting strips
  • Layers of the Earth chart and playdough mat
  • Storytelling with visual prompt
  • Phases of the Moon – (southern and northern hemispheres) charts, 3 part cards, student backline booklet


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About Anastasia - Anastasia is an early childhood teacher and the founder of Montessori Nature - a blog about Montessori living and learning and nature-based explorations. With many years of experience working in a Montessori environment and homeschooling her children, she directed her passion for all things Montessori and nature into creating educational resources. You can learn more here and browse her printables on Teachers Pay Teachers.

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