Every year on April 22nd, we observe Earth Day and take the opportunity to reinforce how important it is to take care of the earth. I created a fun scavenger hunt that can be used as one of your Earth Day activities with younger children. I hope my printable Earth Day scavenger hunt will be a good resource for parents and teachers alike.
PRINTABLE EARTH DAY SCAVENGER HUNT
SAVING THE PRINTABLE
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USING EARTH DAY SCAVENGER HUNT PRINTABLES
After you have saved the printable to your computer, load your color printer with regular printer paper. You don’t need to print this scavenger hunt in full color, but it’s much prettier if you do! Print as many copies as you need so that all the kids have their own sheet.
I recommend clipping the printables to a clipboard before you begin your nature walk. Each child should bring a pencil or crayon along so that they can mark off the list of items as they spot things.
As you walk through your neighborhood, keep an eye out for the items on the list. Some items like leaves should be easy to find. Hopefully, you won’t find litter on your walk, but, if you do, you can have a conversation about why littering is wrong and how you can help keep the planet clean.
COMPLETE EARTH DAY ACTIVITY BUNDLE
Earth Day is the perfect time to encourage kids to become good stewards of the environment. These printable worksheets will teach vocabulary and encourage exploration.
The download includes:
- Word Scramble
- Word Scramble Answer Key
- Scavenger Hunt
- Alphabet Race
- I-Spy Answer Key
- Word Search
- Word Search Answer Key
MORE FREE EARTH DAY PRINTABLES
It’s time for another month of free printables! Click the links below to see all of the fantastic Earth Day Printables we are releasing this month:
- Earth Day Pledge – Hello Creative Family
- Earth Day Word Search – Happiness is Homemade
- Earth Day Word Game – Crafting in the Rain
- Earth Coloring Sheet – Everyday Party Magazine
- Earth Day Crack the Code – Kara Creates
- Mini Coloring Pages – 100 Directions
- Earth Day Scavenger Hunt – Mad in Crafts
- Earth Day Recycle Maze – Artsy-Fartsy Mama
- Earth Day Color by Number – Persia Lou
- Earth Day Badges – Tried & True Creative