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Earth Day is on April 22 and we have 10 free Earth Day printables to help you celebrate. There’s a scavenger hunt, word search, maze and even an Earth Day pledge. Great for learning about Earth Day in school, homeschooling or just for fun at home!
Hi Crafty Friends! It’s the second Thursday of the month and you know what that means– It’s #TotallyFreePrintable Thursday!!!
This month our theme is Earth Day Printables! We’ve got a TON of free earth day activities including coloring pages, worksheets, mazes, scavenger hunts and more!
These free pdfs are perfect for celebrating Earth Day with students of all ages. You’ll find something here that everyone will enjoy all the way from preschoolers and kindergarten up to high school!
We’re hoping to make the prep work a little bit easier for teachers with this Earth Day theme! We hope you all enjoy it! Read to the bottom of the post to see all of the Earth Day worksheets my talented friends made.
What is Earth Day?
Earth Day is a special celebration held on April 22nd each year. Created by EarthDay.org it is known to be the largest environmental movement on planet earth.
Earth Day events take place across the globe in 193 different countries with over 1 billion people participating. The organizers say “It’s not a day, it’s a movement.” They encourage participants to take the information that they learn on April 22nd and implement it all year long.
Earth Day History
The first Earth Day was held on April 22nd, 1970. Organized by Senator Gaylord Nelson, Congressman Pete McCloskey and activist Denis Hayes the first earth day was planned because of concern over the deteriorating environment in the United States. Environmental awareness had recently been elevated because of a massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California.
The organizers were inspired by the student anti-war movement and they hoped to harness some of that energy into raising awareness about air and water pollution.
They held the first Earth Day on April 22nd because it was a weekday falling between Spring Break and final exams and they hoped they would receive the most student participation during that time.
Earth Day quickly caught the media’s attention and thousands of colleges and universities across the US participated. 20 million Americans were involved in coast to coast rallies and protests in support of Earth Day.
In 1990 the movement went global and has continued growing ever since. You can read more about the history of Earth Day here.
Earth Day Pledge Sheet Printable
For my Earth Day Freebie I decided to create an Earth Day Pledge. This printable letter is a great way for children (and adults) to pledge that they will take care of the earth through changes they can make in their daily life.
- Picking up litter
- Conserving water
- Caring for plants and trees
- And other kids can do to take care of our planet.
This pledge would be wonderful as part of a larger classroom discussion on Earth Day and environmentalism or could be used at home for families who want to start making small changes in their life to show the planet a little love.
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The Earth Day Printable in my shop is perfect for early learners and includes the Earth Day Pledge, Earth Day Challenge and Earth Day Journal Template.
The prompts on the journal include:
- I believe in helping the earth because
- 5 things that the earth gives us
- 3 things I can recycle
- A picture that shows I love the earth
Ways to Reuse These Free Earth Day Worksheets Year After Year
I’ve had a number of my readers give me the hot tip that they laminate my printables and have their kids use them with dry erase markers. They wipe them down when they are done, stick them away in their collection and then pull all the laminated printables each year!
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10 Free Earth Day Printables
Ready to see all the awesome printables my crafty friends made?
- Earth Day Pledge – Hello Creative Family (Enter name and email address in box above)
- Earth Day Word Search – Happiness is Homemade
- Earth Day Word Game – Crafting in the Rain
- Earth Coloring Page – Everyday Party Magazine
- Earth Day Crack the Code – Kara Creates
- Mini Coloring Pages – 100 Directions
- Earth Day Scavenger Hunt – Mad in Crafts
- Earth Day Recycle Maze – Artsy-Fartsy Mama
- Earth Day Color by Number – Persia Lou
- Earth Day Badges – Tried & True Creative
Aren’t they all wonderful?I hope you enjoy these fun Earth Day Worksheets! Pull out those pencils, crayons, markers and pens! Which will you download first?
If you like these printables then make sure you check out our Free Printables Category. Here are a few other printables you might enjoy!
Tell me… Which of these free printables will you download first?