Fun Ways to Celebrate Earth Day with the Kids

Fun Earth Day Activities for the FamilyEarth Day is tomorrow and there are so many fun ways to celebrate with the family. From simple tips to help your family go green, to baking Earth Day treats, to starting your own garden, to recycling crafts, here are the best ideas and activities I’ve seen to celebrate Earth Day this year.


Tips to Help the Family Go Green



Earth Day Treats



Earth Day Fun and Games



Earth Day Art


    Living Locurto shares this free printable Earth Day Bookmark with tips for the kids on how to protect the earth.


    Nothing but Country shares a beautiful free Earth Day Art printable that’s perfect for framing.


    These fun free printables from Modern Parents Messy Kids help you and your kids set up recycling stations around your house or classroom.


What are you going to do with the family to celebrate Earth Day?


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