7 Simple Earth Day Activities For Kiddos

April 11, 2024

Earth Day is an important day that reminds us to advocate, educate and do better for our planet. But, it's also a celebration! Lullaby Earth is here to help you make Earth Day both informative and fun for your littles with these Earth Day activities. 

For All Ages: Books, Books, Books!

One of the best ways to teach your little ones about the environment – or any subject, really – is through reading. Books are a great way to help with your kiddo’s language development, empathy and emotional awareness and to introduce new information about the world. Plus, reading together is an amazing bonding experience!

The best part about reading to your little ones? You can do it at any time! Reading is a great activity to add to your everyday routine or to squeeze in whenever you have downtime with your kiddos.

We have a great list of books that will help your little ones learn about nature, the animals in our environment and ways to be better to our Earth. Check out our top picks!

Books for Learning About Animals

Bees? Yes, please! Learn about the importance of bees in our ecosystems with Bee & Me by Alison Jay. And Don’t Let Them Disappear by Chelsea Clinton is a great read to help teach your little ones about endangered species and what we can do to protect them.

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Books for Learning About Nature

Ever wondered how many things in nature are actually the color green? Help your little one learn about natural greens in our environment with the picture book, Green, by Laura Vaccaro Seeger. Then, explore just how many vegetables, fruits and other plants can be grown in a backyard garden with Grandpa’s Garden, a sweet storybook by Stella Fry.

Books for Learning About Environmental Activism

Melanie Walsh’s 10 Things I Can Do To Help My World is a storybook that shares everyday activities you and your little ones can do to help the environment. Another storybook, Follow The Moon Home by Philippe Cousteau and Deborah Hopkinson, proves that with determination and teamwork, young children can make a difference in our world. 

And if you want to teach your little ones what happens to our plastic water bottles once they’re recycled, read The Adventures of a Plastic Water Bottle by Alison Inches.

Earth Day Activities for Toddlers

Celebrate Earth Day with your toddler with these educational, hands-on activities! Toddlers thrive on exploring their environment with their tiny hands. We’ve hand picked (no pun intended!) some activities that will be sure to keep your little ones entertained and provide great educational lessons.

Plant Seeds From Fruit or Vegetable Scraps

Resourceful and educational, this activity can help your toddler learn how plants grow and where their food comes from. Plus, it’s a great hands-on activity to keep your toddler’s tiny hands occupied! 

Embark on an Adventure

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Every toddler loves a great adventure! A nature walk will encourage your little one to explore the outdoors and notice the different types of plants, trees and wildlife that surround you. 

Activities to Celebrate Earth Day for Kids

These activities are perfect for your kiddos if they’re a bit older and are ready to learn about more complex Earth Day topics. 

Make a DIY Water Filter

Have you ever wondered how a dirty puddle of water or a stagnant pond becomes clear? Teach your kiddos about water filtration by making a DIY water filter! Just remember to avoid drinking any water that has not been purified for consumption.

Decorate a Reusable Cloth Bag

Reduce your plastic waste and create a fun bag they can use for shopping, school or whatever adventures the day may bring! Use non-toxic paints to decorate canvas totes together. Bonus points if you shop secondhand to find your customizable tote!

Even Baby’s First Earth Day Can Be Special!

Yes, even your littlest one can take part in the Earth Day celebrations this year! With these baby-proof activities, you can enjoy Earth Day with Baby and create memories that will last.

Watch the Sunrise or Sunset Together

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Now that spring is officially here, it’s the perfect time to get outside and enjoy the early morning or evening weather. Witness nature’s beauty with your entire family as you watch the sunrise or sunset together!

Eco-Friendly Finger Paints

Create a lovely little picture you’ll be sure to gush over with this craft! Using non-toxic paints and recycled paper, you can involve your baby in the Earth Day celebrations safely and in an entertaining way. 

How Lullaby Earth Commits to Our Planet

Here at Lullaby Earth, we love the planet as much as we love providing your little ones safer, healthier sleep spaces. That’s why we use materials that are safer for littles AND better for the environment. 

We’ve designed all of our products without polyurethane foam (including soybean foam blends), vinyl/PVC, PFC and antibacterial treated fabrics, as well as questionable fire retardants and known allergens. We’re also one of the very FIRST mattress brands to be EWG VERIFIED®!

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Earth Day is more than just a date on the calendar. It’s a celebration that the entire family can enjoy! During this time of year, we can all learn more about preserving our beautiful planet and develop better habits to preserve it. After all, when you truly care about the planet, every day feels like Earth Day!

Check out our full Earth Day Guide to Non-Toxic Living here.

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