Earth Day Every Day – ideas for teaching kids about eco-friendly living

Earth Day is April 22. But to make a true impact make every day Earth Day.

Commit to protect the environment. Take action. Learn – teach – share. Want info about “Earth Day”? Check out the EPA website: & And a great blog post: I love the tips they give, especially about being “easy going”, giving kids a little information at a time, don’t scare them, and let them arrive on their own at the place where it clicks.

Here are a few suggestions for things to use in teaching kids about eco-friendly living. ….

Books (Earth Day, Conservation, Recycling, Environment, etc…):

10 Things I Can Do to Help My World by Melanie Walsh (free activity guide:

All Around Me I See by Laya Steinberg (activities:, free teachers guide from the author:

All the World by Liz Garton Scanlon (post from Alluem Kids Yoga: – includes a great visualization idea & a free teachers guide from the author: )

Care for Our World book & playset from Compendium / Live Inspired

Earth Day: An Alphabet Book by Gary Kowalski

Earth Day Birthday by Pattie Schnetzler

Green by Laura Vaccaro Seeger (video trailer:

How Can I Help? (series of 3 books: Protect the Land, Protect the Ocean, Save the Wildlife) by Earthwise Kids

Michael Recycle by Ellie Bethel

My Mama Earth by Susan B. Katz (See a video preview on Youtube:

One Child, One Planet: Inspiration for the Young Conservationist by Bridget McGovern Llewellyn (website:

Our Big Home: An Earth Poem by Linda Glaser (free activity guide:

The EARTH Book by Todd Parr (free coloring pages:, the author reading the book:

The Happiness Tree by Andrea Alban Gosline (free teachers guide:

The Lorax by Dr. Seuss  (see website below)

This Tree Counts by Alison Formento (free teachers guide:

Where One There Was a Wood by Denise Fleming (free activities:

 Coloring Pages (to be eco-friendly, use both sides of the paper):

“Save Our Species” free coloring book from US EPA –

Free kids Earth Day Booklet from US EPA –

Environmental Websites for Kids:

Conserving Now:

Dr. Seuess’ The Lorax Project – &

Kids for Saving Earth –

Leave No Trace – 

PBS EekoWorld 

Planet Pals –

small potatoes mother earth post

Check out this fabulous post on the Small Potatoes blog!

KYS Earth Day free lesson plan

Free Earth Day lesson plan from Kids Yoga Stories:

earth day memory game

Printable Earth Day Memory Game from

natural kidz

Check out the Natural Kidz website for lots of eco-friendly products:

Share your ideas for helping kids learn about being eco-friendly & going green by leaving a comment below or joining the discussion on the OMazing Kids Yoga Facebook page: 🙂

Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP, IAYT, RCYP-2

Speech-Language Pathologist

Founder of OMazing Kids, LLC – wellness & inclusive activities for kids of all abilities

Radiant Child Yoga Certified – Levels 1 & 2






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