I love Earth Day! And this year will be the 50th anniversary of celebrating Earth Day on April 22nd! The theme for Earth Day 2020 is – Climate Action!
So, I thought it would be fun to create some fun, easy Earth Day printables, starting with this I Spy Earth Day coloring page!
With small kids around, I am always looking for free fun and the events and holidays we have every month of the year are great inspiration for what to do!
When talking about Earth Day with your kids or classroom, here are some facts you may all find interesting:
12 Interesting Earth Day Facts:
- On the first Earth Day, 20 million people or 10% of the American population got involved! (source)
- The first Earth Day was the planet’s largest civic event! (source)
- Earth Day started in 1970 (making 2020 the 50th Anniversary!)
- Now, Earth Day is a global event on April 22
- Over 3.5 billion people participate in 190 countries (and counting!) (source)
- Recycling saves 3 to 5 times the energy that waste incinerator power plants generate (source)
- Half the world’s tropical and temperate forests are now gone (source)
- More than 100 billion pieces of junk mail are delivered in the United States each year (source)
- It only takes about 6 weeks total to manufacture, fill, sell, recycle, and then remanufacture an aluminum beverage can (source)
- In 2011, 28 million trees were planted in Afghanistan in honor of Earth Day (source)
- In 2012, over 100,000 people in China rode bikes to reduce Co2 emissions and fuel (source)
- 100 endangered species of orchids were planted in Panama on Earth Day to prevent extinction (source)
Easy Ways To Get Kids Involved on Earth Day:
There are so many ways we can all get involved and take steps to protect our planet. Earth Day is just one great day that brings the planet together in collaborative action towards common goals.
Here are some ways we can celebrate with our families and local neighborhoods:
- Start going zero waste. I wrote a whole post on my favorite kitchen zero waste swaps
- Teach young kids about taking care of the planet by using this printable and more!
- Start a garden
- Organize a tree planting or garden planting party
- Organize a neighborhood clean-up.
- Or, if your neighborhood is clean, invite neighbors to a local park or area that needs some love!
- Organize a beach or lakeside cleanup (always wear gloves when cleaning outside your home!)
- Organize a recycling event at your kid’s schools
- Talk to your kids about plastic pollution and look for ways to reduce plastic use
The Free Earth Day I Spy Coloring Page:
As part of your Earth Day celebration, print this super free, totally cute Earth Day themed I Spy printable.
To use, just have kids look for how many of each picture they can find and then color them.
Younger kids can just color! Easy!
To download, just click on the picture below and it’ll open in a new window. Super easy.
More Free Printables:
I love making printables for my kids and sharing them here on the blog. There are so many more for all types of holidays. To find them, go to ispyfabulous.com/category/printables/.
For more Earth Day fun, check out this post, too.
I hope these ideas inspire you and yours to take action this Earth Day (and every day) to make a difference in our homes, local communities, and do our part to take care of our planet.
After all, there is no Planet B.
Have a fabulous day,