• Make Turtle from Egg Cartons
    Earth Day Activities and Crafts
    Egg Carton Turtle
    Save your cardboard egg cartons and use them to create this adorable turtle craft. It's the perfect recycled craft project for Earth Day! Materials: Cardboard Egg Carton Green Paint Poms Poms Curling Ribbon Googly Eyes Construction Paper Paint B...
    Erin Dower
  • Planters Made from Tin Cans
    Earth Day Activities and Crafts
    Tin Can Planter Pals
    Tin cans make great planters, particularly for smaller plants or seedlings. Create these fun tin can planters with your kids and display them anywhere in the house! Materials: Tin Cans (rinsed and dried) Pipe Cleaners Poms Poms Googly Eyes Sciss...
    Lindsay Hutton
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    Earth Day
    10 Eco-Friendly Earth Day Crafts for Kids
    Commemorate Earth Day on April 22 by creating some environmentally-friendly crafts that celebrate Mother Nature. They're all made out of recycled materials you can find at home or in nature, making them the perfect activity to teach your little n...
    Lindsay Hutton
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    Earth Day Activities and Crafts
    8 Easy Ways to Celebrate Earth Day as a Family
    Explore the beauty of nature with your children and teach them the importance of caring for our planet with these simple and meaningful ways to celebrate Earth Day. ...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Vegetable Basket
    Gardening
    Landscaping with a Green Thumb: The Vegetable Garden
    Landscaping with a Green Thumb: The Vegetable Garden With produce prices spiraling ever higher, it's a great time to consider planting your own vegetable and herb garden. If you have a sunny spot in your yard, or even just a sunny deck, you can ...
    Nancy Witting
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    Gardening
    Landscaping with a Green Thumb: The Organic Lawn
    Landscaping with a Green Thumb: The Organic Lawn Tired of spending hours on your lawn? Worried about using chemicals in areas where your children and pets play? Ready to do your part for the environment? Then it's time to rethink the size of you...
    Nancy Witting
  • Family Life
    Going Green
    EarthSavers: Water Conservation Tips for Kids
    EarthSavers: Water Conservation Tips for KidsDid you know that every drop of water that runs down the drain ends up flowing into the sewage system? Sending clean water down the drain fills up the sewer and lets dirty water and waste overflow into...
    Ann Svensen
  • Garden Path
    Gardening
    Landscaping with a Green Thumb: The Ornamental Garden
    Landscaping with a Green Thumb: The Ornamental Garden Gardening with your family can be fun, and it can be a great way to teach your kids about nature and the environment. If you'd like to see green plants, flowers, shrubs, and trees in your yar...
    Nancy Witting
  • Color by Letter or Number Printables
    Home to Us All
    Color in all the shapes that have the letters E-A-R-T-H and you'll reveal an important message. ...
  • trail mix
    Earth Day Activities and Crafts
    Trail Mix
    Trail Mix Trail mix is a versatile food that can be made at home and taken on hikes or picnics for instant energy. You might want to try some of these recipes or experiment with your own combinations. Just mix the ingredients together in a bowl ...
  • Family Life
    Going Green
    Tree Planting Activity
    Tree Planting ActivityAn Imagination Station Activity Age: Preschool and upTime: 5 minutes or your life timeType of Activity: Backyard science Materials needed: One tree (oak, maple, or any other type of tree or bush) Shovel Bucket of water Meas...
    Margy Davidson
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    Earth Day Activities and Crafts
    Dirt Pudding
    Dirt Pudding What better way to celebrate Earth Day than with a delicious dessert that looks like an earthworm's paradise? For best results, make this classic recipe in a glass pot or vase so the gummy worms show through. For a finishing touch, ...
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    Earth Day Activities and Crafts
    Picture-Perfect Leaf Designs
    Picture-Perfect Leaf Designs You can make lovely designs in waxed paper in most seasons by searching for leaves from a variety of trees and plants. However, you might want to try this in the fall for vibrant colors if you live in a climate where...
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    Earth Day Activities and Crafts
    Sea Shell Symphony
    Sea Shell Symphony You can take a walk on a beach with your kids to find shells for this project, or, if that's not possible, check out your local craft store for bags of shells. This shell wind chime should be hung in a garden or on a porch whe...
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    10 Craft Supplies You Can Make Yourself
    Homemade craft supplies are easy to make and great for the environment. The next time you and your children are feeling artsy, save yourself a trip to the craft store (and your money!) and make your own supplies from household or recycled materia...
    Lindsay Hutton
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    Earth Day Activities and Crafts
    Wheels from Waste
    Wheels from Waste Your little NASCAR fans will enjoy making these specially designed race cars from dish-detergent bottles. You might want to try making more than one and racing them to see whose car is the fastest. Level: Easy Time involved: O...
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    Earth Day Activities and Crafts
    For the Birds
    For the Birds Feed Mother Nature's birds by recycling trash into a bird feeder. Be sure to have your binoculars and bird identification book handy when you put up your feeder. You might want to encourage the kids to keep a diary of the birds tha...
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    Earth Day Activities and Crafts
    Earth Day Project
    Earth Day ProjectTime 20 to 30 minutes Materials Common household objects Directions Earth Day is celebrated on April 22. In preparation for this day of ecological kindness, think of ways to do the following: Reduce: Buy products that are not ove...