In the United States we celebrate Earth Day on April 22. This is a day for children to learn about our environment and take actions to help the Earth.
The first Earth Day took place in 1970, the brain child of U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson. Nelson had long been troubled by the lack of political attention paid to the environment. Taking a page from the tactics of the anti-war movement at the time, Nelson announced the idea for a “national teach-in on the environment.”
The first Earth Day was a big success, with more than 20 million Americans across the country taking part in efforts to bring the environment to the forefront of our nation’s consciousness. Many consider the first Earth Day to have been the birth of the modern environmental movement.
On this page you will find all of the Earth Day activities for kids that have been featured at Gift of Curiosity, including Earth Day printables.
Below are links to the Earth Day activities for kids and Earth Day printables that have been featured at Gift of Curiosity. Click an image to be taken directly to the post related to each activity.