Because I strongly believe that kids today need to have an appreciation for our natural environment before they can truly understand why we need to take care of it, I have rounded up a variety of amazingly fun kids activities centred around learning about our Earth’s elements: air, water and land.
My hope is that you will find some activities that will help your child better understand our beautiful planet and the amazing natural resources we have – which will naturally lead to them wanting to protect these gifts!
Some of these topics naturally overlap – but I’ve roughly split them up into air, water, and land activities for your searching convenience.
Learning About Air
Learning About Earth Pollution | Every Star is Different
DIY Water Cycle | Tiny Tots Adventure
Preschool Songs – I’m a Cloud | Growing Book by Book
Explore Clouds and Rain | Mom Inspired Life
Earth Toast: A Tasty Global Warming Lesson for Kids | Left Brain Craft Brain (above)
Learning About Water
Water Pollution for Kids – Make a Water Filter and a Model Water Treatment Plant | One Time Through
Teaching Kids How Toilets Work and Water Conservation Activities | One Time Through
Earth Day Water Science Absorption Experiment | Little Bins for Little Hands
10 Ways to Make a Waterfall | Left Brain Craft Brain
Polluted Ocean Sensory Bin | One Time Through
Rain in a Jar | Tiny Tots Adventure
Learning About Land
Landfill and Recycling Factory Play | One Time Through (pictured above)
G is for Globe | My Bright Firefly
30 Ways to Get Kids Connecting with Nature | One Time Through
Planting with Preschoolers | Bambini Travel
Earth Day Scavenger Hunt | Kitchen Counter Chronicles
Layers of the Earth Felt Puzzle | Powerful Mothering
Spring Nature Hunt | My Bright Firefly
Endangered Species and Habitats | Every Star is Different
Earth Day Recycling and Sorting Activity | A Little Pinch of Perfect
I hope you enjoyed perusing these Earths Elements activities and found a fun idea to inspire your kids today to become stewards of our beautiful planet!
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Left Brain Craft Brain – Earth Day Science Activities for Kids
A Little Pinch of Perfect – Earth Day Activities