Printable Earth Day Worksheets
Earth Day encourages the awareness for Earth's environment and the conservation of nature. Earth Day was founded by United States Senator Gaylord Nelson. It is held on April 22. World Environment Day is promoted by the United Nations and is held on June 5 every year. The worksheets below are dedicated to Planet Earth.
- Acrostic Poem
- Bank On It!
- Color The Hemispheres!
- Cryptogram Worksheet
- Day and Night! Worksheet
- Do The Research!
- Earth's Features Worksheet
- Earth Tones Worksheet
- Group Creative Writing
- If I Were A.... ?
- Reading Comprehension Worksheet
- Seasons Worksheet
- Space Man
- Stars Border Paper
- Venn Diagram: Comparing Earth and its Moon
- Vocabulary Quiz
- Vocabulary List & Definitions
- Word Chop
- Word Search Worksheet
Earth Day Bulletin Boards
- Air Pollution vs. Earth
- Border Top
- Earth Day
- Earth In Hand
- Earth Plumber
- Handle with Care
- Hands Across Earth
- Waste vs. Earth
- Wildlife and Earth
Where Do We Celebrate Earth Day?
Environmental and climatic changes continue to be a pressing issue for everyone across the globe. If you are wondering whether your efforts as an individual have the power to make an impact, the answer is a rounding yes! There is ample research that has proven that individual efforts and actions to save the planet can result in a larger collective impact which can help save the world.
What Is Earth Day and Why Do We Celebrate It?
Earth Day was first celebrated in 1970 as people became more aware of the negative impacts our practices cause on the environment. Earth Day is celebrated on the 22nd of April, a day dedicated to spreading awareness on how we can protect the environment and conserve natural resources for future generations.
Earth Day highlights and brings to attention all the environmental issues damaging the environment. On this day, we must all reflect upon and acknowledge the significance of our planet's health and all the necessary steps we can take to ensure that health.
Earth Day celebrations and activities have also majorly influenced national policies and will continue to do so in the future. It can signal the government representatives to take notice of environmental issues and take necessary corrective steps. You must take some meaningful steps toward a more sustainable lifestyle this Earth Day. Let us dive into what we can do to build a brighter future for tomorrow!
The Best Ways to Celebrate Earth Day
Earth Day is the perfect opportunity for you to give back to the environment and be kind to the planet. The things you practice on Earth Day should be a routine. Here are small things you can do to help save the planet:
1. Plant Trees
Planting trees is the most accessible and beneficial thing you can do for the planet. Trees planted together can collectively decrease the overall temperature of your city by 10 degrees. Due to the constant increase in pollution, planting trees has become even more critical as they clean the air and release oxygen than we require to breathe.
Another benefit of tree plantation activities is that trees help reduce the water runoff caused by heavy storms –reducing pollution and impact on floors. Trees also provide food and shelter for many animals and birds.
Fun fact: did you know that trees increase the value of your property by 15 perfect? Plant trees in your yard so you can have fresh fruits and vegetables available at your disposal.
2. Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
Go car-free and reduce your carbon footprint on Earth Day and otherwise. You can look for alternative means of transportation that don't cause as much pollution and keep you moving. If everyone in your community decides to do this, the number of cars on the roads would significantly decrease, reducing pollution. You can ride your bike, take a scooter or walk to your desired destination. However, if the place is far away, you can carpool with some or opt for public transport. Play your part in saving the planet.
3. Create Recycling Bins
Creating recycling bins in your neighborhood and home is a great way to spend Earth Day. You can create and add labels to four bins to be used for the following purposes:
4. Hang Posters and Flyers Around Your Community
Create awareness by posting flyers and banners around your community to spread awareness. For example, "Do not liter!" or "plant trees."
5. Go on a Cleaning Walk
Gather some people in your neighborhood and make it your mission to clean your community. Pick and sort trash along the way. This way, you can play your part in making the environment clean and green!
6. Step Outdoors and Enjoy the Beauty of Nature
What better way to celebrate Earth Day than to fully immerse yourself in what nature has to offer? Go on a nature hike with your family or friends, pack some delicious and healthy snacks along the way, and enjoy a great outdoor day. Here are a few ideas to get started:
- Go for a hike on the trail,
- Plan a visit to a local or national part.
- Visit a botanical garden.
- Enjoy a relaxing day at the beach.
- Go bird watching.
Where Is Earth Day Celebrated?
Earth Day celebrations take place all over the world. It is a day to raise awareness regarding environmental issues affecting our planet and steps to improve the planet's overall health. Earth Day brings together people from across the globe with a single shared mission –saving our world. Our planet becomes to every one of us, making it our responsibility to ensure its future health and sustainability.
Regardless of where you are situated, you can celebrate Earth Day in your schools, colleges, offices, shopping centers, national parks, neighborhoods, etc.
Let us take a closer look at some of the significant Earth Day celebrations that take place across the globe.
Earth Day celebrations in the United States include Earth Day rallies and marches. Several pop shows are hosted featuring companies that work toward sustainability. Smaller cities also hold local events to celebrate Earth Day.
Japan actively takes part in Earth Day celebrations. Over 100,000 people gather at Yoyogi Park for a two-day event to celebrate our planet and create awareness.
In Britain, musicians and activist groups often sponsor Earth Day celebrations. They host events to raise money for charitable organizations and groups working to protect the planet.
In Switzerland, a green sale takes place to raise money for plantation drives in the nearby area. This sale is hosted by the International School of Geneva, where they also play recycling games,
Several cities in Canada participate in Earth Day celebrations through local events, marches, parades, and educational talks.
6) South Africa
Earth expo takes place in South Africa annually to provide an educational platform on several topics like technology, sustainable nutrition, etc.
Australia plays its part in the form of a nature walk, environmental storytelling, and bike giveaways to reduce pollution.
We hope you are now better equipped to take part in Earth Day celebrations. Play your role today to ensure a better future!
Earth Day Related Teacher Resources
- Earth's Properties Lesson Plans
- Earth Science Lesson Plans
- Earth Science Web Sites For Science Teachers
- Environment Teaching Theme
- Environment Web Sites For Science Teachers
- Fall (Autumn) Season Teaching Theme
- Forces Of Nature Teaching Theme
- Planet Earth Teaching Theme
- Planet Earth Web Sites For Science Teachers
- Planets Lesson Plan- Planet For Sale!
- Rock Lesson Plans
- Volcano Lesson Plans
- Volcano, Volcanoes Teaching Theme
- Weather Lesson Plans