10 Earth Day Crafts & Activities for Kids

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  • Build Litterbugs


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    This craft from We Are Teachers -- where kids recycle trash into "litterbugs" -- does double duty. You not only drive home that littering is bad, but make cute critters to help your kids remember the lesson.

  • Make a Lorax


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    If you've read Dr. Seuss's The Lorax, you're aware that this little orange guy is the poster child of environmentalism. So, consider reading this book in honor of Earth Day, and creating this cute craft out of upcycled toilet paper tubes. 

  • Build An Energy Bike


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    If you want to drive home just how much electricity it takes to, say, power your kid's Sony PlayStation -- and you've got an old exercise bike sitting in your basement -- you will whip your kids into an Earth Day frenzy if you turn it into an energy bike! It's not as hard as you think; a  trip to the hardware store for an amp meter and a few other cheap parts will do the trick.

  • Draw Up an Earth Day Bucket List


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    Kids can even celebrate Earth Day by doing the simplest of things -- like turning off the water when they brush their teeth, or picking up a piece of trash they spot outside. To show kids all the easy ways they can help save the earth, consider drawing up your own Earth Day bucket list of printing out this great sample to-list from Chickabug, which includes things like turning off the lights when you leave the room or donating old clothes to a charity.

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