20 Things to Do for Earth Day

Earth Day gives us as parents the perfect opportunity to teach our kids about our wonderful planet. It’s also a great time to make memories! Here are 20 things to do for Earth Day with a focus on outdoorsy fun.

It’s always great to get kids involved in taking better care of our Earth. We can celebrate April 22 by discussing how to live a greener lifestyle and how to save the planet.

Children can learn from an early age to be respectful and responsible with resources and caring for the world around us.

Spend some extra time together with your family and talk about what you love most about your country and others you’ve visited. Discuss scenery, animals, plants, bodies of water, and landforms.

Things to Do for Earth Day - Child's Earth Drawing on Wooden Deck

Take some time to talk about your family’s favorite things about being outdoors. Try to make a connection with a fun activity or craft. Here are some suggestions!

Things to Do for Earth Day

As a parent, it feels particularly important to make Earth Day a special time for our kids. After all, if they enjoy our planet and what it has to offer, hopefully they'll take better care of it!

Here are some fun things to do for Earth Day this year.

This list contains so many wonderful ideas for things to enjoy with your family this time of year and beyond. Take some time to browse through or save the ones you plan to try with your kids.

Better yet, sit your little ones on your lap and let them pick their favorite outdoorsy activity!

Earth Day Quiz – Water, Animals, Plants & More

How well do you know our planet? Test your knowledge and take this interesting Earth Day Quiz for some fun facts about our planet.

How much do you know about Earth Day and its beginnings? What about the planet itself? Here’s a mix bag quiz focusing on Earth Day and topics related to our planet and its lifeforms.

And remember, this day will come and go, but you can do your part to live a green lifestyle *every day*.

Test your knowledge on these neat Earth Day trivia points and then head over to check out our list of Earth Day Activities for the Garden!

Earth Day Quiz for fun facts - View of Earth from Above with Clouds

Planetary Focus

As you look for interesting things to do on Earth Day, keep these important topics in mind:

  • Animals
  • Plants
  • Natural Resources
  • Global Warming
  • Natural Disasters
  • Landforms
  • Bodies of Water
  • Water Conservation
  • Eco-Friendly Lifestyles

Quick & Fun Earth Day Quiz

Test your mad skills of being eco-conscious and aware of the world around you. Earth’s resources, creatures, and plant life all depend on us to do our part to keep the planet healthy.

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#1. Who Founded Earth Day?

#2. When Was the First Earth Day Celebrated?

#3. How Many People Participated in the First Earth Day?

#4. What Percent of the Earth Is Water?

#5. The Earth's Oceans Contain How Much of the World's Water?

#6. How Many Species Are There on Earth?

#7. How Many Tons of Paper, Plastic, Glass, Metal, and Other Resources Are Burned or Buried Annually?

#8. The Demographic Group Targeted to Help Kick Off Earth Day Was...

#9. April 22 Is Known Internationally As....

#10. Earth Day's Inspiration Came From...

#11. What Are the Four Types of Plants Found on Earth?

Select all that apply:


Hey, great job! We hope you enjoyed this simple little Earth Day Quiz!

Hopefully you learned something new. If you think it’s too easy – definitely let us know in the comments so we can make it harder next year!

More Earth Day Quizzes

Still hungry for more facts and trivia about the planet? Check out these quizzes from the smartie pantses over at these awesome organizations:

See how much you know about our planet and living a greener lifestyle! Earth Day Quizzes offer an educational experience for the whole family.

Final Thoughts: Fun Things to Celebrate the Planet

Now that you have some ideas of fun things to do for Earth Day, take it a step further. Focus on what each person in the family can do to save the planet.

Do an earthy craft, snack, and recycling project. Make a list of ideas with the kids. Take lots of photos and celebrate with planet Earth cookies.

While Earth Day takes place on April 22 every year, it’s still wonderful to be connected to our world any time. This list will be live all year long. Be sure to come back and try the rest of these activities all throughout the year!

By the way, as you plan for some outdoor fun, you might also like to check out our post on more Earth Day Activities for the Garden! It’s full of gardening activities to enjoy in honor of our wonderful planet.

What are your favorite things to do for Earth Day? Please share some in the comments below so we can all chat and work together to make our planet the best it can be.

01.22.23 – Updated to consolidate with Quiz.

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    1. Hi Sharon,
      My pleasure – your land art looks like so much fun! We can’t wait to try it. Thanks for your kind words and support!
      – Kate

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