15 Earth Day Activities for Your Garden
For Earth Day, spend a little extra time focused on your garden! These Earth Day activities work well for kids and grownups of all ages, and they’re sure to stir up lots of memorable fun.
Every year on April 22 we celebrate Earth Day. It’s the perfect time to make outdoorsy craft projects and talk about important issues facing our planet.
Key Earth Day Ideas
It’s surprising how much kids pick up and absorb just from day-to-day life. Even my five-year-old doesn’t miss a thing. She’s very interested in the world around us and how things work.
If you have kids, now is a great time to get them excited about making our planet the best it can be!
In honor of Earth Day, you may want to take this opportunity to teach our future generation about some important topics:
- Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
- Living a Greener Lifestyle
- Conserving Natural Resources
- Reducing Energy Consumption
- Growing Plants and Trees
- Protecting Pollinators
- Cleaning up Outdoor Spaces
- Making Our Planet a Better Place
You can have conversations with your kids, draw pictures, and do lots of crafts and Earth Day activities to celebrate this special day of the year.
Earth Day Activities for Your Garden
Earth Day gives us the perfect excuse to get our hands dirty and have a little extra fun outside! Enjoy these garden-themed Earth Day activities with your family!
Paint DIY Garden Rock Markers.
Handmade plant markers become treasured keepsakes in the garden! Create fun fruit and vegetable themed DIY garden rock markers to label your outdoor veggie plants. Your kids are sure to always remember gardening fondly when you mix in lots of fun!
Build A Bee Hotel.
It's no secret that our bees need a little extra help these days! Create this awesome bee hotel (or bee house) to do your part to save the bees! A bee habitat can be easier to build than you might expect. Plus, helping out those pollinators also helps your garden - win-win!
Make a DIY Macrame Herb Garden from Recycled Bottles.
Recycling is one of the classic Earth day activities, but it's even better when you pair it with a stunning crafting talent like macrame. A DIY macrame herb garden lends elegance and clever use of your growing spaces.
Re-purpose A Food Container As A Mini Greenhouse
Winter sowing has been all the rage this year! Keep the momentum going when you repurpose a food container as a mini greenhouse to start even more seeds! This post tells you all you need to know about making an instant mini greenhouse.
Kids will love painting empty Gatorade bottles and transforming them into an airy herb garden for the fence! Lots of gardeners wish they had more growing space - here's an easy and memorable way to grow vertically.
Make DIY Plant Markers!
If you're anything like me, you have so many plants and not enough plant tags! Make these useful DIY plant markers to keep track of all the things you grow. (This is a great way to recycle and also makes it even easier when it's time to start saving seeds from your plants!)
Create Painted Flower Pots.
All kids should paint a flower pot at least once in their life! There's just something to be said for little ones expressing themselves through art and plants. This colorful Earth Day activity lets kids be creative while making a beautiful flower pot where they can proudly plant something themselves!
Make a DIY Seed Bomb STEM Project for Kids.
First hot chocolate bombs, now seed bombs! This super fun and hands-on garden bomb tutorial is sure to be one of the most memorable Earth Day activities for the garden! This project is simple and a ton of fun for kids of all ages.
Garden bombs are great fun for your own yard, a gift for Grandma, or the perfect fix for that neglected part of the neighborhood! (hah!)
Regrow Food From Kitchen Scraps.
Growing food from kitchen scraps is a fun science experiment to do with the kids! A few quick steps can translate to a personal salad or more! Potatoes, leaf lettuce, and celery are just a few of the foods you can grow from scraps. Try this at home on Earth Day and beyond.
Plant a Starter Garden with the Kids.
Most kids love the excitement of growing seeds. Toddlers especially will have so much wonder, but gardening at any age offers so many benefits. Follow the simple steps in this post to make a wonderful starter garden with your little ones for Earth Day.
Make Self-Watering Seed Planters.
Recycle some plastic bottles and stones into very cool and useful self-watering planters. Kids will love the engineering style of this Earth Day activity! Plus, many plants thrive when watered from below the roots.
Make your own tie-dye seed papers in the shape of a heart with little ones who love to get their hands on the projects. This is one of those Earth Day activities that combines recycling AND growing, and it's easy, quick, and uses only a few materials. So much fun and so memorable!
Try Flower Pounding on Fabric - Hapazome.
As you're looking for Earth Day activities to do with kids, try flower pounding! This is a great way to get them involved in making natural colors from the plants and flowers around them. This sort of project seems like one that can truly change the way they look at the world.
Make Garden Markers from Tin Can Lids.
These lovely garden markers make gorgeous plant accents! Making garden markers from can lids would be a wonderful craft for older kids or young ones with adult supervision. You can even make them to complete a plant gift!
Craft DIY Stepping Stones as a Family Tradition.
Family traditions speak volumes for memories and special moments. Try making these DIY stepping stones as an annual Earth Day project with the kids. So many fun possibilities for beautifying your outdoor spaces with your kids' own artwork!
Final Thoughts: Gardening Earth Day Activities
In an Earth Day celebration, take some time to focus on the world around you. So many beautiful, wonderful things are out there just waiting to leave a lasting impression on life.
I plan to do a little planting with our girls and I’ll show them this list and see which projects might interest them.
Last year we made homemade paper much in the same way as our DIY tie-dye seed paper hearts.
We hope you enjoy these ideas for Earth Day with kids! Please share any fun suggestions you may have in the comments below. Or if you plan to try one of these suggestions, we’d love to hear about it!