Earth Day is an annual event which in is held on 22nd April each year.
The aim of Earth Day is to raise awareness of the environmental issues which face the planet Earth. First held on April 22nd 1970, it has been held each year since then and events are held worldwide to achieve the aim of environmental awareness.
To find out more, visit the official Earth Day Website to find out more about events and how you can celebrate Earth Day.
Find Out More About Earth Day
- Earth Day Groceries Project If you know a shop that gives out paper grocery bags, you may want to get your school involved in this cute idea. School kids - or scouts, guides or any other group - decorate a paper grocery bag for Earth Day, which are then distributed by your local store. Visit the website for more ideas and a project kit.
- Earth Day Canada have information on Earth Day events in Canada, activities for schools and the theme for the year.
- Enchanted Learning have an Earth Day light catcher to make. Hang it in the window or wear it as a necklace.
- Planet Pals have a cute Earth Day e-card to send to all your friends.
- Earths Kids have lots of ideas for Earth Day activities
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Earth Day Printables and Activities
- Apples 4 The Teacher have a selection of various green themed colouring pictures.
- Reduce Reuse Recycle have a good collection of green-themed colouring pictures, printables and puzzes, plus online games.
- Colouring.ws some environmental and recycling themed colouring pictures.
- Primary Games have lots of Earth day fun - printable colouring pictures, videos, games, worksheets and crafts.
- Edupics.com have some beautifully detailed environmentally themed colouring pictures, including everything from a low-energy light bulb to pollution as well as earth themed images.
- Squiglys Playhouse have some lovely colouring pictures on environmental and recycling themes.
- US Environmental Protection Agency Here you can find a free printable 11-page colouring book full of tips for making the Earth a better place.
- ABC Teach have a massive collection of printable material educational material for Earth Day for use in lessons at home or school.
- Kidsoup is aimed at pre-school and primary school age children, with Earth Day crafts, lesson ideas and printable colouring pictures.
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