Earth Day on its way and one of our favorite ways to celebrate is with great picture books to help your child learn why we should care for our planet and what Earth Day is all about!
Earth Day is celebrated in April every year, but here at The Educators’ Spin On It, we believe that the earth should be celebrated each and every day.
Grab a good book and an earth day activity for kids.
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Earth Day Books and Activities for Kids
Choose a book.
Then do an activity!
Earth Day Activities for Kids
Click on the sentences below for a detailed description of each earth day activity.
- Plant a seed with your family.
- Visit a local park.
- Make a healthy earth day snack
- Make a chalk earth.
- Let your children explore nature.
- Make upcycled stacking blocks for babies.
- Visit a zoo and learn about animals.
- Make an earth day craft.
- Climb a tree.
- Host or attend a party for the planet
- Learn about land and water.
- Play outside.
- Make an upcycled cardboard box toy.
- Go on a Virtual Field to learn about the Earth
Earth Day Books for Kids
The EARTH Book by Todd Parr
Earth Day Every Day by Lisa Bullard
The Earth And I (Rise and Shine) by Frank Asch
Big Earth, Little Me by Thom Wiley
Earth Day–Hooray! (MathStart 3) by Stuart Murphy
Thank You, Earth: A Love Letter to Our Planet by April Pulley Sayre
Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth by Oliver Jeffers
One Earth by Eileen Spinelli
Heal the Earth by Julian Lennon
I Am Earth: An Earth Day Book for Kids by Rebecca and James McDonald
Books to Celebrate Earth Day that Encourage Recycling
Recycle!: A Handbook for Kids by Gail Gibbons
What a Waste: Trash, Recycling, and Protecting our Planet by Jess French
Recycling! (Helping Hands Series) by Jess Stockham
Michael Recycle Meets Litterbug Doug by Ellie Bethel
Michael Recycle by Ellie Bethel
Books to Celebrate Earth Day with Your Favorite Characters
It’s Earth Day! (Little Critter) by Mercer Mayer
There are so many great books to read with your child as they explore the earth.
Here are our 100 Earth Day Activities that you can do after you read this fun Earth themed stories.
We’d suggest starting with a virtual tour of the earth on a Virtual Field Trip!