Saturday, April 6, 2013

20 Easy and Free Classroom Activities for Earth Day

Hey, All!

I've been finding a lot of amazing resources for celebrating Earth Day in the classroom, so I wanted to share. I know we are all so busy trying to cram in lessons for testing and to meet the standards, but if you have any time at all, I encourage your to do something meaningful with your students to celebrate Earth Day.

Here are some super fantastic FREE resources to make it even easier for you (P.S. Try to use recycled paper and materials whenever possible!):

 Adorable FREE Writing Templates by The Science Penguin

 Freebie Earth Day Poems by Lisa Lilienthal

Pretty Recycling Art Project by Runde's Room

 Nice Math Game by Fantastic First Grade Froggies

Nice Writing Freebie for the Little Ones by Miss Kindergarten

Mr. Eco Music Videos! You have to check these out. Great brain breaks leading up to Earth Day.

 FREE Planet Word Challenge by Laura Candler

 FREE Owl-Themed Recycling Poster by Lucky Girl

 Protect The Earth Mini Book FREEBIE by Education to the Core

 FREE File Folder Game by File Folder Fun

 FREE Earth Day Bingo by Jason's Online Classroom

Recycling Posters in English & Spanish by FlapJack (me!)

 Adorable Earth Day Craftivity and Word Search by Fun 2 B in First

 Sorting Activity Freebie by All Students Can Shine (scroll down a bit)

 Lorax Earth Day Sampler Freebie by Primary Junction (scroll to the bottom)

FREE Online Recycling Book and Activity at The Classroom Magic Blog

 FREE Printable by Fun in K1

 Earth Day ABC Order Freebie by Ideas by Jivey

Awesome Earth Day Craftivity Freebie by The Lesson Plan Diva

Really Cool Earth Day Task Cards for the Upper Grades by Study All Knight

Found some more!!

 Math Freebie from Primary Inspiration (scroll to the bottom)

 Super Awesome Power Point explaining the history of Earth Day by Science Stuff

Place Value Freebie by Teacher Idea Factory

  Cute activities for K-2nd by First Grade Fun

Really adorable game board by See Jane Teach

FREE Worksheet and Bookmarks by Teaching Heart

Earth Day Smart Board Attendance by Mrs. Beattie's Classroom

 "Earth Day Digits" FREE task cards for math centers on Earth Day by Classroom Game Nook.

 Really neat and free video activity for Earth Day by Heidi Raki

Make it count this Earth Day! April 22nd! Don't Forget!


  1. Thank you for these! Great ideas, all in one place!

  2. These are awesome! Thanks for putting this together! Another of my favorites is by Runde's Room - The Earth Day Report Card (

    Thanks again!
    Mrs. Beattie's Classroom

  3. Replies
    1. You're welcome and thanks for the freebie! So happy to come across a great 4th grade blog!

  4. Thank you for the feature! I really appreciate it! :-)

    Primary Junction

  5. Love all this great stuff! Thank you for including some activities for middle school.

    1. Thanks, Marilyn! I know they are hard to find!

  6. We'd love for join and share your Earth Day Resources on We Teach during our resource share this week! Here's the link to share!

  7. Thanks for featuring my Earth Day printable :)

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  9. I love your site, and I'm the newest follower. I would love if you would share your ideas with us on Tuesdays at Eco Kids.

    I'm a music teacher, so I'm extremely interested in all of your ideas for a green class!

  10. A great way to go green is by using Online School Activities and other paperless activities!

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  13. Hi there, I would love access to the free writing templates by The Science Penguin. Can't seem to find them? Kind regards, Charde

  14. So many great activities! Thanks for sharing my "Make the Right choice" printable!
    Linda at Primary Inspiration

  15. Thank you for the resources! Ready made resources always make things easier!

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