Earth Day is on April 22 – how will you be celebrating? : ) Everyone can make a huge difference by reusing and recycling, planting a tree, starting a compost pile, picking up trash, pledging to conserve water… we all know what we ought to do, I think, and Earth Day is a great day to get started on some new, good habits. It’s also a great day for parents to score some serious extra bonus points by actively passing eco-conscious values on to your kids! Here are some Earth Day ideas so you can get crafty with your children and have some (educational) fun:

1. Make a paper mache globe with Mommyapolis

2. Create a mosaic Earth from construction paper and recycled cardboard with Make and Takes (printable pattern available)

3. Make an Earth Day promise and seal it with a handprint, via The First Grade Parade

4. Bake up some Earth Day cupcakes with Under the Table and Dreaming

5. Sculpt a playdoh planet Earth (complete with inner core, outer core, mantle and crust!) with Meet the Dubiens

6. Create an Earth using coffee filters, and add construction paper hands with Preschool Crafts for Kids


We Love Your Comments!



  1. 1
    Thursday, April 12th, 2012 at 4:38 pm
    Sara -- Emmy's Closet says:
    GREAT ideas--thanks!! Will definitely be doing some of these with the kids...will share pics! :)
    • 1.1
      Thursday, April 12th, 2012 at 7:55 pm
      Heather says:
      Oh yay!! I can't wait to see... OF COURSE! : )
  2. 2
    Thursday, April 12th, 2012 at 9:30 pm
    Lori says:
    I love Earth Day! Daughter and I adopted a butterfly in honor, but I also may try one of these ideas!!
    • 2.1
      Friday, April 13th, 2012 at 4:11 pm
      Heather says:
      Aw, adopting a butterfly - that's so sweet! I love that idea : )
  3. 3
    Thursday, April 12th, 2012 at 9:56 pm
    Leslie says:
    These are all great ideas! First, I'd have to remember that it's Earth Day in order to celebrate (oops!); but you do now have me craving blue and green cupcakes.
    • 3.1
      Friday, April 13th, 2012 at 4:10 pm
      Heather says:
      I hear you Leslie! I usually forget too. I have to admit I'm kinda proud of myself for remembering this year - LOL! ; )
  4. 4
    Thursday, April 12th, 2012 at 10:35 pm
    Nicole Rene says:
    Those are some seriously awesome cupcakes!!!! :) Look delish! :)
  5. 5
    Thursday, April 12th, 2012 at 11:36 pm
    Deebi27 says:
    I love this idea...hope the Pre-k friends will enjoy this's fabulous!
  6. 6
    Friday, April 13th, 2012 at 5:34 pm
    Windy City Novelties says:
    I love #5, the playdoh planet Earth. That is such a creative and educational craft for kids to do. They have fun while learning!