Earth Day is an annual holiday set aside for us to honor and respect the planet Earth on which we live. April 22 is used to celebrate Earth Day, however, we believe that the Earth should be celebrated every day. Celebrating the Earth every day will help educate our youth to help protect our planet, making it better to live on. It’s good to join in and have fun on Earth Day, but the calendar shouldn’t stop you from celebrating Earth Day every day.
Earth Day gives parents and teachers a good opportunity to educate kids about the importance of caring for Mother Earth every day. Activities about the importance of recycling, reusing, reducing, and sustainability through planet Earth craft projects can help to encourage kids to build a personal connection with nature.
For the Earth Day celebration, kids should be engaged in projects involving planet Earth crafts to explore recycling, reusing, and all other ways to care for Mother Earth. Here are some fun Earth Day crafts for kids.
6 Planet Earth Crafts for Kids
This Earth Day craft teaches the kids the importance of planting and how it can save our ecosystem. It’s a very easy and fun craft for kids. All you have to do is get the kids to collect transparent jars or bottles; get some soil; get grass seed as well, and plant. They can go ahead and decorate the jars or bottles with color pencils. The bottle planter is a great conversation starter about why we need trees around us.
Earth Day Paper Plate Weaving
Paper plate weaving is a beautiful craft to discuss the stewardship of the Earth with the kids. It can also encourage individualistic creativity. The weaving should be done with earthy colors, and you should also encourage kids to maximize their creativity.
Earth Day Cookies
Join the kids in making colorful Earth Day cookies to celebrate Earth Day and start a budding conversation on the need to honor the earth.
Painting with Recycled Objects
Recycling is a major part of caring for the Earth. This craft is a great conversation starter to teach the kids the benefits of recycling. Let the kids use recycled materials for painting the alphabet. Examples of recycled items kids can use for this craft include a key, zipper, paper tube, straw, comb, wine cork, etc.
Paper Plate Handprint-Footprint
Kids love this because it is simple and fun. Get the kids to celebrate Mother Earth by printing their hands and feet on paper plates. All you have to do to achieve this is to get your paper plates and colors together.
Paper Mache is a fun and creative craft that teaches kids the importance of reusing. Old newspapers can be made into art rather than burning or dumping them out. Get the kids to make different animals and objects with old papers. Although this could be a long process, it’s one of the most creative and beautiful planet earth crafts for kids.
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Earth Day should be celebrated every day, so do your best to respect and honor the planet every day.