Free and Fun Earth Day Coloring Pages and Activities

Earth Day, along with the entire month of April, really, is a great time for parents to teach their children, and in many cases for our children to teach us and remind each other how important our Planet is.

In our house we like to start the month of April out by planting our seeds for our veggie garden. A garden is not only a great way to teach children about how plants need a clean environment to thrive, but also how they help to clean the air as well. Children can learn responsibility by helping to take care of the seeds after they have been planted indoors and help to plant them outside, water them and watch them grow as they help to take care of them. It is amazing to watch my children glow with pride as they pick and eat fresh veggies that they helped to grow and nurture. And that is one of the things that is so important about Earth Day, learning to take care of the planet so that it can grow to be healthy. We learn to take care of the Earth, so that it can in turn take care of us. A garden that helps to clean the air and give us fresh organic veggies everyday is our favorite way to celebrate Earth Day everyday.

A few other things that we do to celebrate Earth Day are, we walk around the neighborhood and pick up trash, take our kids to the recycling center and walk around the house reminding each other of simple ways that we can conserve energy by doing simple things like turning lights off, adjusting the thermostat and checking around windows and doors for air leaks.

April is a great month for us to clean up our coloring, crafting and activity center. We look for coloring pages that the children are done with…and yet must keep forever…and print out their Earth Day coloring pages on the other side to recycle the paper. Once everything has been organized again, these coloring pages are ready to quickly grab throughout the rest of the year to be reused. We go through our construction paper scraps to see what can be reused as new projects.

Old coloring pages are not the only thing we reuse in our coloring center. We go through our crayon box and collect all the small, used and broken crayons and melt them down to make new crayons. I like to use both regular sized and smaller tart sized muffin pans to make the new recycled crayons. The regular sized muffin pans make the perfect sized crayons for toddlers just starting to color, they are much easier to hold on too and don’t break as easily.

We have found some really cute Earth Day coloring and activity pages, these are our favorite ones:

Free Coloring Pages:

Free Earth Day Crafts and Activity Pages:

Fun Earth Day activities to do with your Cub Scout and Earn Achievements. My kids have so much fun with this!:

3 Responses to Free and Fun Earth Day Coloring Pages and Activities

  1. Lisa Curcio on May 3, 2010 at 7:25 am

    Thanks Michelle! My kids do help me, they help decide what to post, and then we work together to write it up. If it is for a holiday, we use it as a homeschool lesson and research the holiday to find fun facts.

    Sometimes we just like to post their favorite characters 😉

  2. Michelle on May 2, 2010 at 9:40 am

    Thanks for the links. I read on a forum that your kids help you with this site. Tell them that I think they are doing a great job!

  3. Ahsha Bahsha on April 17, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    Great links and finds! Thanks 🙂

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