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Use and share these Earth Day printable bookmarks to remember that earth day is everyday at home and with our growing children. While we celebrate April 22 every year as Earth Day, we must use that as a reminder to revisit our green practices at home and out in the world.
Earth Day Printable Bookmarks
These Earth Day printable bookmarks work best when printed on cardstock, but any paper will do. Make sure to print out the free Earth Day printable packet too! It includes games and activities for kids plus a pretty printable for grownups.
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Get the Everyday is Earth Day Printable Packet
It’s so important to recognize that earth day is everyday at home and with our growing children. While we celebrate April 22 every year as Earth Day, we must use that as a reminder to revisit our green practices at home and out in the world.
What is Earth Day?
The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life and is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement. The passage of the landmark Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act and many other groundbreaking environmental laws soon followed. Growing out of the first Earth Day, Earth Day Network (EDN) works with over 50,000 partners in 192 countries to broaden, diversify and mobilize the environmental movement. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.
Celebrate Earth Day Everyday at Home
Here are some things you can do together with your family ALL the time to create a green home.
- Make a garden together
- Make and use cloth napkins and towels
- Go to the weekly farmer’s market and buy local
- Get fruit and veggies in season
- Create a compost and learn what to put in it
- Recycle items together
- Reuse food containers for crafts
- Make a litter bag and clean up the neighborhood
Everyday is Earth Day Printable Pack for Kids and Adults
Check out my printable packet created for the entire family at home. Includes coloring, word search, maze, a frameable quote, handwriting practice and a list of recycling items.
Download the Everyday is Earth Day Printable Packet now!
Make sure to check out these other Earth Day related posts:
What Can I Recycle?
DIY Greenhouse: Homemade Mini Containers Using Recycling
Upcycled Rugs Using Plastic Bags
Earth Day Books for Kids
Teaching Kids about Green Living
My kids love many of these books here in this list. Their favorites are How Old McDonald Got His Farm Back and Peppa Pig’s Garden. They both help teach kids about growing things and taking care of the earth. It’s important to teach kids about earth day all the time, but this is a good time to start!
How to Help the Earth-by the Lorax (Step into Reading) Paperback – January 10, 2012
by Tish Rabe (Author)
The star of The Lorax by Dr. Seuss makes his Step into Reading debut in this rhymed reader that offers kids easy suggestions for going green! After explaining how the trash in a wastbasket ultimately ends up in a landfill or incinerator, the Lorax suggests realistic ways children can reduce waste, such as by carrying a lunch box, donating old clothes and toys, sharing magazines with friends, recycling cans and bottles, and using rechargeable batteries. He also explains how they can save energy around the home by turning off lights, taking shorter showers, donning sweaters to stay warm, and much, much more. All in all, this is a great introduction to helping the Earth and helping kids step into reading!
I Can Save the Earth!: One Little Monster Learns to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle (Little Green Books)
by Alison Inches (Author), Viviana Garofoli (Illustrator)
A new “green” series!: Little Green Books will educate children on what they can do to be more eco-friendly. The books in this line will be made from recycled materials, and the storylines will cover subjects such as improving the environment, learning about endangered animals, recycling, and much more.
Meet Max the Little Monster. He is a cute, furry green monster who is an environmental nightmare. Among other things, he leaves on all the lights, keeps his computer plugged in, blasts the TV, hoards his old toys and uses so much toilet paper it clogs the toilet until finally, his excessive ways cause a power outage. With no TV to watch, computer to play on, video games to play with, Max finds there is a whole big world outside that he can make a difference in the environment.
Kids can follow Max the Little Green Monster’s journey to environmental awareness and learn tips on how they can become little green monsters themselves. A kid-friendly glossary of terms is included in the back of the book.
This 8×8 paperback is perfect bound and will be printed on 100% post-consumer waste recycled paper with soy-ink. The paper is FSC certified.
E-I-E-I-O! How Old MacDonald Got His Farm with a Little Help From a Hen
Once upon a time, Old MacDonald didn’t have a farm. He just had a yard — a yard he didn’t want to mow. But under the direction of the wise (and ecologically sensitive) Little Red Hen, Mac learns to look at the environment in a very different way, and whole new worlds start to bloom with the help of some mud, garbage, horse poop, and worms! Judy Sierra’s spirited verse, paired with Matthew Myers’s exuberant illustrations, yields a fresh take on a children’s classic, complete with raised-bed gardens and an organic farmers’ market—making this a perfect story for armchair gardeners and devoted locavores of all sizes.
Judy Sierra (Author), Matthew Myers (Illustrator)
It’s Earth Day! (Little Critter)
by Mercer Mayer (Author)
Little Critter is on a mission! After watching a film about climate changes at school, Little Critter decides to do his part to slow down global warming. With the help of his family and friends, Little Critter begins to reduce, reuse, and recycle. Together they learn about the importance of not wasting water or energy. Join Little Critter as he plants a tree, makes a climate control machine, and helps the polar bears.
Why Should I Recycle? (Why Should I? Books)
by Jen Green (Author), Mike Gordon (Illustrator)
What if everybody threw away old bottles and newspapers, littering the world with glass and plastic and tin cans that should be recycled and made into new products? Mr. Jones is a teacher who sets a good example for kids by separating his trash for recycling. When he takes them on a class trip to a recycling plant they learn the value of recycling. Part of every child’s development involves asking questions. Today, some of the most important questions kids ask are related to the natural environment. The enlightening and entertaining four-book Why Should I? series demonstrates the importance of protecting nature. Books present brief, entertaining stories that answer children’s questions and feature amusing color illustrations on every page. A note at the back of each book is for parents and teachers, suggesting ways to use these books most effectively.
Compost Stew: An A to Z Recipe for the Earth
Kids everywhere are knowledgeable about the environment and climate change. Not only is composting becoming more common in households and residential gardens, but many school gardens feature compost piles, too. But how do you start a compost pile? What’s safe to include? Perfect for an Earth Day focus or year-round reference, this inviting book provides all the answers for kids and families looking for simple, child-friendly ways to help the planet.
Barbara Cooney’s story of Alice Rumphius, who longed to travel the world, live in a house by the sea, and do something to make the world more beautiful, has a timeless quality that resonates with each new generation. The countless lupines that bloom along the coast of Maine are the legacy of the real Miss Rumphius, the Lupine Lady, who scattered lupine seeds everywhere she went. Miss Rumphius received the American Book Award in the year of publication.
To celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of two-time Caldecott winner Barbara Cooney’s best-loved book, Viking has reoriginated the illustrations, going back to the original art to ensure state-of-the-art reproduction of Cooney’s exquisite artwork. The art for Miss Rumphius has a permanent home in the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.
Peppa Pig and the Vegetable Garden
by Candlewick Press (Author)
Peppa and her little brother, George, love to help Grandpa Pig in the garden. They discover that everything grows from seeds planted in the dirt, and that even the apple that falls on Grandpa Pig’s head has seeds inside! Join the amiable Peppa and her spirited family as they shoo away birds and “monsta” snails, imitate butterflies and worms, make a scarecrow, and gather ingredients for a fresh salad — and Granny Pig’s delicious blackberry pie.
Go Green for Earth Day!
It’s Earth Day! It’s the one day a year that playing in the dirt is actually promoted and encouraged! You don’t have to have any grand plans for today, but if you do just one little thing to change your routine you can say you participated in Earth Day!
It’s never too late to go green.
Small changes you can make everyday
- Install a Nest Learning Thermostat and SAVE more money! This is one cool thing that is actually really worth it. Read my review here.
- Go green with your household products – check out this list of 10 homemade products you can make at home PLUS printable labels and recipes!
- Eat less meat! Here are some vegetarian meal ideas to get you started.
- Leave your shoes at the door. Did you know that wearing your shoes inside can bring exhaust and pesticides into your house?
- Put your microwavables in glass containers rather than plastic, as many contain hormone-disrupting compounds, not just BPA.
- Go for greener alternatives to bug sprays and pesticides.
5 Homemade Insect Repellents To Protect Your Child Outdoors
Brew Your Own Homemade Pesticide Sprays
Natural Flea and Tick Repellent with Essential Oils
Eco-Friendly Easy DIY Homemade Mosquito Traps
Eco-Friendly Home Pest Control with Essential Oils
Check out these deals and freebies in honor of Earth Day!
Apple & Android – A free Earth-Day themed mobile app called “The Four Seasons” offers interactive puzzles and games focused on nature and environmental conservation. The educational app is designed for young children and can be downloaded free of charge from the iTunes or Google Play stores.
Glass Dharma – Free Glass Straw Giveaway. Take a quick eco-informative quiz & get a coupon code via email for the free straw. One straw per person and free shipping is not included.
Disney Store – Receive a FREE Disneynature Bears reusable tote bag when you bring in 5 plastic bags on April 22, 2014. Limit 1 tote bag per guest while supplies last at participating locations.
Amazon – Save on lots of green and gardening items like 50% off a Rubbermaid Recycling ContainerAbe’s Market – Free Shipping on all purchases at Abe’s Market, plus up to 50% off in our Earth Week Sale!
Spoonful.com – Print out this cute booklet and have the kids color and do the activities.
EPA.gov – Download and print the Happy Earth Day activities book.
Disney Junior – Print out the Higglytown Heroes activity pack.
Scholastic – Earth Day awareness printable for kids.
Gardener of Urban (A.L.L. Review)
Mister Landscaper (A.L.L. Review)
Global Gardening Friends (A.L.L. Review)
Zero Soil Garden (A.L.L. Review)
Best Drying Rack (A.L.L. Review)
Xlear (A.L.L. Review)
The Birdhouse Chick (A.L.L. Review)
Brighton’s Mountain Books (A.L.L. Review)
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