Earth Day Activities, Worksheets & Resources

What is Earth Day and Why Do We Celebrate It?

Earth Day is an opportunity for billions of people around the world to join together each year to celebrate the environmental movement. The very first Earth Day, celebrated in 1970, was a national demonstration organized by a senator from Wisconsin with rallies across the country to raise awareness of environmental issues. By 1990, Earth Day had gone global, with 200 million people in around 140 countries getting involved. Today Earth Day is widely celebrated around the world with over a billion people marking the day and taking action to protect our planet. The 2022 Earth Day theme is ‘Invest in Our Planet’ with a focus on working together to build an equitable, sustainable and prosperous future.

When is Earth Day 2022?

Each year, Earth Day is celebrated on April 22. Whilst it is not a national holiday, it marks the anniversary of that very first environmental demonstration in 1970 and it’s an important day for many Americans, and people all across the globe, to unite in their common goal to protect and preserve our planet.

Activities for Earth Day

Use these Earth Day activity worksheets, lesson plans, printables, and references to teach your class about our environment and how to preserve our planet. Resources on global warming, recycling, and pollution will help you explore this important topic. There are plenty of fun hands-on activities for science and art to keep students interested in learning about their world. You'll find a variety of cross-curricular Earth Day resources to enhance your curriculum for kindergarten through 12th grade.

Earth Day Videos
Printables for Grades K-5
Printables for Grades 6-12
Lesson Plans
Math Activities for Earth Day
Earth Day Art Activities
History Activities for Earth Day
Language Arts Resources for Earth Day
Social Studies Activities for Earth Day
Science Activities for Earth Day
Weather Activities for Earth Day
Recycling Resources
Pollution Resources
Environmental Science Resources
Natural Resources Conservation
Botany Resources for Earth Day
Animal Resources for Earth Day
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