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Free Earth Day Printable Activities for Kids

These Earth Day printable activities for kids are perfect to help teach recycling and celebrate Earth Day, or to encourage kids to take care of the planet any time of year!

Add these Earth Day activities to your classroom lesson plan, or make the sorting activity a fun game for kids to learn all about what items can be recycled or repurposed.

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These free printable Earth Day activity ideas are perfect to go along with the rest of our Earth Day Ideas for Work, School and Home!

Earth Day Printable Activities for Kids

Grab these printable worksheets, activities and even an Earth Day Award Certificate to print for your children or your classroom.

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You’ll find the link to download and print at the end of this post!

Earth Day Kids Recycling/Sorting Activity (Free to Download and Print)

This fun printable set is made for the Earth Warrior at heart, and includes a special printable recycling activity where kids can cut out and use cards to sort through “trash” and learn what can be recycled.

It also helps them identify the different types of recycable materials!

cards with recyclable items for earth day sorting game

The recyclable items include:

  • Cardboard
  • Glass
  • Water Bottles
  • Food Waste
  • Newspaper
  • Plastic Bottles
  • Broken Glass
  • Paper Packaging

This would be a great precursor activity to going out in the community on Earth Day to clean up a park, or other community area.

Earth Day Plant Protector Service Reflection Printable

Also included in the packet is a Earth Day reflection sheet for kids to fill out after their service activity.

earth day planet protector list

There is room for them to write what trash they collected, any wildlife they spotted, and what earth-friendly choices they made.

There is even room to draw a little picture of their day or anything else they are inspired to show!

Earth Day Award Certificate

Kids love getting awards of course, so we’ve included a fun little award for all of our planet protectors to celebrate their efforts!

earth day award certificate for kids

These activities can be extended from the classroom to home, and help create the next generation who cares for the Earth!

Download all of the activities for free here!

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