Inside: These free printable Earth Day activities include worksheets, craft templates, hands-on activities, and more. Make Earth Day meaningful for your preschoolers and kindergartners with these low prep downloads.
I know there’s a lot of irony in putting together a list of printable activities for Earth Day! Promise me you’ll rescue some paper from your recycling bin to print these on! Then, be sure to save what you can reuse next year.
Free Printable Earth Day Activities
These free printables make it easy to get your Earth Day lessons ready. I tried to pick out the best options for you in each category, saving you searching time.
Printables for Teaching About Earth Day
This first group of resources is more than just themed for the holiday. These actually help you teach students about how to help the Earth.
First up, I have a free printable Earth Day hat with a cut and paste activity. You can talk about all the ways to protect the environment while students work on these cute crowns. (Also, there’s another crown listed in the last section of this post.)
Next, here are four more printables for teaching children about Earth Day:
In this Earth Day flip book, children can write (or dictate) and draw about the things they can do to help reduce, reuse, and recycle.
With this next free download (not pictured), children can practice distinguishing what should go in compost vs recycling, check off a nature walk list, and more.
I love this hurting or helping the Earth printable that also includes worksheets for teaching about maps and the continents.
Finally, have students decorate a litter bag with one of these cute printable Earth Day labels.
Playful Earth Day Printables
The printables in this next group are all playful and interactive in some way.
First, your littles will love to sing and follow along with this sweet Earth day song printable.
Make the day extra memorable when you play Earth Day Bingo with these colorful cards.
These Earth Day Playdough Mats help teach children about paper recycling.
Earth Day Writing Crafts
By April many kindergartners can write adorable scaffolded sentences for these display-worthy crafts. For children still developing their writing skills, these templates should work just as well when you have a child dictate while you write.
First, start with an earth craft and finish with a writing activity with this kindergarten Earth day printable.
Next up, this free Earth Day craft template with a writing component would look adorable on your April bulletin board or hallway display.
Here’s another cute free printable Earth Day writing craftivity. This one is made into a mobile! Even better, there is a digital version that you can assign in Google Classroom.
Related: These Earth Day Literacy Activities include a lot of hands-on learning with an Earth Day theme.
Free Earth Day Worksheets for Preschool and Kindergarten
These Earth Day theme worksheets provide practice with preschool and kindergarten skills such as letter recognition, counting, matching, and more.
First up, here’s a letter matching Earth Day-Easter combo worksheet to use in years when Easter and Earth Day fall near each other (i.e.2022 and 2025) Place these in page protectors for your students to complete with a dry erase marker. Then, file them away so you can re-use them another year.
Next, these Earth Day color by letter worksheets are fun for preschool or kindergarten.
For a Montessori-inspired Earth Day activity, you can use this free R is for Recycling Dot Printable.
These huge Earth Day printable packs include a variety of free printable activities for toddlers through 2nd grade.
Here’s another giant set of Earth Day worksheets and activities. I would print these on cardstock and use them again next year – or pass them on to another teacher or homeschooling family.
Finally, slide these colorful preschool Earth Day printable activities into page protectors so you can pull them out every year.
Earth Day Craft Templates
Here are a few printable craft templates that I think you’ll love.
Get crafty and paint these cute send-home Earth Day keepsake printables.
Kids can declare their commitment to caring for the Earth when they color these simple Earth Day hats.
Last but not least, print off this free simplified earth template to make a torn paper Earth Day craft.