Earth Day Crafts and a Treat with a Surprise

Fun ways to teach our kids to love our Earth.

April 20, 2013

Earth Day is the perfect time to teach your kids about recycling, gardening, nature and appreciating and loving our planet. With Earth Day just around the corner, we rounded up our favorite nature inspired crafts that are a fun way of getting those conversations started. There’s also a sweet treat that’s easy (even for me) and sure to make our kids excited about Earth Day…

A great way of teaching our kids about the Earth is by showing them a globe. And you might as well make your own! This craft involves a balloon (or punching ball), newspaper, flour, Modge Podge, printable continents and paint. Get the free printables and instructions at One Charming Party.

These whimsical Earth Day cupcakes have a frosting heart surprise inside. Get the full recipe and instructions on Bird on a Cake.

This idea is my absolute favorite and takes only a little planning. Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert inspired the mom at Playful Learning to do just that. She found flowers in different colors and planted the bulbs with the help from her kids. If you plant bulbs now, they’ll be blooming by the summer. Dig your holes and let your child drop in the bulbs. Read the full post at Playful Learning.

Collect some treasures from your backyard or park and make a nature collage. This craft is a great excuse for just being outside and appreciating nature. Get the full instructions on East Coast Mommy.

This rainbow obsessed daughters will love making a Trash Rainbow. The trick here is finding colorful trash! Find the instructions at No Time for Flashcards.

Kids can make their very own Bug Home from an empty oatmeal container. Then, go outside and have fun finding bugs! Get the instructions from Sparkle Power.

Celebrate Earth Day on April 22 and every day!

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