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An Earth Day Activity

This Earth Day activity teaches kids about the planet, nature and recycling! Let your kids know the world is in their hands.

Earth Day Activity

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The first Earth Day was held on April 22, 1970. Citizens throughout the United States, young and old, made a pact to help the environment. Today, it has become a global event. An Earth Day activity takes place in almost every city and village around the world. It has become an international holiday.


Handprint Globe Craft Supplies:

What would an earth day activity be without a globe? Try this fun craft for kids.

  • A one-dimensional picture of a globe

  • One heavy piece of cardboard (cereal boxes should never go to waste, they are a great source and the perfect size!)

  • Blue and green colored cardboard (we recycled old file folders)

  • Pencil

  • Glue

  • Scissors

  • Paint, markers or crayons

  • Template of a child's hand


    1. Find a picture of the globe in a magazine and cut out. If you can't find one, feel free to use the globe we found on the internet. Keep with the spirit of this holiday craft: print on the back side of a used piece of paper!

    2. Glue globe to cardboard and cut out.

    3. Trace child's hand and cut out (the number of "hands" that you'll need depends on the size of your globe).

    4. Glue hands around the globe.

    Discuss with your child ways that he or she can protect the earth and write these ideas on the hands.

    For younger children, allow them to decorate as they please.

    Don't forget to write the date on the craft and watch your child's hand grow from year to year.

    Make a sun craft by following the same directions but use orange paper. You can always use poster paint to get the perfect color.

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