Earth Day for Kids

child's hands holding sprouting plant

 

History

When is Earth Day? Every April 22. What year was the first Earth Day? 1970. What are some ways to celebrate Earth Day? Picking up litter, planting trees, recycling unwanted materials, and reducing your use of electricity, just to name a few. If you want to learn more about the history of Earth Day, you may find some more ways to celebrate.

 

Poems/Songs

Trash is Blowing All Around (to the tune of London Bridge)

Trash is blowing all around, all around, all around.

Trash is blowing all around, all around the town.

Let's get busy and pick it up, pick it up, pick it up.

Let's get busy and pick it up, all around the town.

Get a trash bag and put it in, put it in, put it in.

Get a trash bag and put it in, all around the town.

 

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle (to the tune of Itsy Bitsy Spider)

Reduce, reuse, recycle, words that we all know.

We have to save our planet so we can live and grow.

We might be only children, but we will try, you'll see 

And we will save the planet, it starts with you and me!

 

This Old Earth (to the tune of This Old Man)

This old earth needs our help

To stay fresh and clean and green

With a pick it up; pitch it in; and throw it in the can,

This old earth needs a helping hand!

 

Jokes

What kind of tree can you grow in your hand?     A palm tree.

How do trees get on the internet?     They log on.

What's the biggest moth in the world?     A mammoth.

 

Crafts and Activities

There are more than 25 easy Earth Day crafts for kids that show them how to use recycled materials, such as newspapers and cardboard, for fun activities. Kids can find 20 more ideas to make things using coffee filters, eggshells, egg cartons, broken crayons, and much more.

 

Books and eSource to Learn More

Children's non-fiction books about Earth Day and the eSource World Book for Kids will provide more information.

 

 

Posted by GailC on April 6, 2021