Earth Day Service Project Ideas and FREE Printable Packs

Affiliate links may have been used in this post. To read our full disclaimer, click here.

FREE offers are often time-sensitive. Although they are FREE at the time of posting, please be sure to verify the offer is still free before claiming or purchasing it. (We are not responsible for price changes.) Thank you!

Earth Day is on April 22, 2018. This is a great time to talk to our children about how God made the world and that it’s our job to care for the world and to be good stewards of His creation.

Earth Day_pin
A way to be a good steward of the earth that God gave us is by helping to keep it clean, and caring for the plants and animals that live here. If you are looking for some ways to get your children more interested in caring for our planet, Earth Day is a good start. There are always many different activities in your city or neighborhood that you can involve your children in. Our family loves to do service projects with our church and our girls are always participating in community service projects with our American Heritage Girls troop. Service projects are a great way to show God’s love and to show that we care about the world around us.

Here are some fun service project ideas that your whole family can do together on Earth Day:

  • Start a community or neighborhood garden. This would be a fun activity to do with a homeschool group if you could find a business or church that has a little piece of land that they aren’t using. The community garden would be a great way to help and reach out to those that may be in need of fresh, healthy food.
  • Host a recycling drive for a specific cause. There are many different companies that take recycled items to turn them into something useful, like shoes or for women to use to create jewelry in foreign countries. Your whole family can research an organization that they feel led to, and host a drive to collect the specific item in need.
  • Organize and plan a local park clean up day. There are many parks that don’t seem to get the love and attention they deserve from the city. There are also rivers and water ways that are constantly cluttered and full of trash. Pick an area that you love and organize a clean up day for that area. If you don’t want to organize it, just look around on your local Facebook groups or news stations for a clean up day in your area on Earth Day.
  • Plan a bird nest building day. With so many forests being destroyed by new developments many bird and bats are being displaced. There are also certain types of birds that need to nest in enclosed spaces. By offering extra nesting opportunities, bird population increases and mosquitoes decrease, which reduces the spread of diseases.
  • Help to save the Monarch butterflies by planting a butterfly garden in your neighborhood, or a local business, park or church. Milkweed plants are an easy way to attract monarch butterflies and help to increase the population. While you are at it, you can plant other flowers that will attract pollinators such as bees and butterflies to your neighborhood.

Earth Day_FB

If you would like to teach your kids about Earth Day here are some fun printable packs to incorporate into your homeschool:

Earth Day Printable Pack for Pre-K – 3rd Grade from Blessed Beyond a Doubt
Earth Day Printable Packs from Royal Baloo
Earth Day Printable Pack from Embark on the Journey
Earth Day Printable Pack for Toddlers from Best Toys for Toddlers
Earth Day Do-a-Dot Printables from Gift of Curiosity
Earth Day Learning Pack from 3 Dinosaurs
Earth Day Tot and Pre-K/K Pack from In All You Do

Help the little ones celebrate Earth Day on April 22, with this fun-filled Tot & PreK-K Pack! {31 total pages} ::
Earth Day Preschool and Kindergarten Printable Pack from Simple Living Creative Learning

This Earth Day Printable Pack is aimed at children in Preschool and Kindergarten and is full of fun math and literacy activities.

Earth Day Activity Pack from Real Life at Home

Earth Day Worksheets Packet | Free Earth Day Printables | Earth Day Games | Earth Day Activities | Earth Day Fun

Written by Sarah


Sarah is a wife, daughter of the King and Granola Mama to 4 children ages 16-5. She is a Charlotte Mason style homeschooler and has been homeschooling for 13 years now. She is still trying to find the balance between work and keeping a home and says she can only do it by the Grace of God, Coffee and Green Smoothies!

Opt In Image
Join our growing list of over 100,000 homeschoolers who LOVE free stuff!

Sign up to receive emails that include deals, sales, and free offers for homeschoolers.

We value your privacy and promise never to send you spam. You can unsubscribe at anytime. 

View our Privacy Policy for more information on how we process your data.

NOTE: If you are already a subscriber, you can find subscriber perks and downloads links in our Monday & Wednesday newsletters.

Need An Affordable Approach to Learning?
Save time, money and stress with our award-winning online homeschool curriculum!

Homemade Granite Spray Cleaner

If you have granite countertops, you know that you need to baby them. Why would you buy the ready-made granite spray cleaner from the store when you could save money and make a product with safer ingredients? This is a simple recipe and you probably have most of the ingredients already!Click…

Ways to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

So many of us struggle with allergies, asthma, and the like. Is there anything we can do to help our households? Actually, yes! There is life beyond medication. Check out these tips on improving the air quality in your home. You may being doing a few of them, but chances…

Freezer Paper Transfer Method plus FREE Printable Paris Transfer

Here is a simple way to turn an ordinary kitchen towel into a chic accessory. Complete instructions are given to transfer printings using freezer paper. It's easy to do with a printer, freezer paper, kitchen towel, and an iron. What's really great though is the free, printable Paris Transfer! I love…

Bring Back Dinner Conversations with FREE Printables

Does your family need a little help getting the conversation started at dinnertime? Let these conversation starters give you fun questions that your family will enjoy answering! The funny thing is that once you ask a few questions, everyone starts to really loosen up, and you may not need to…

DIY Moss Letters {Pottery Barn Knock-Off} Tutorial

It's so fun to change decorations when the seasons change! I like to pull out my fall decorations in September regardless of the fact that the temperature outside is still a robust 89 degrees.This beautiful Pottery Barn knock-off was introduced in spring, but I think it's lovely for autumnal use too. In…

18 Fantastic Uses For Washing Soda

I'm not sure what rock I'd been hiding under, but I had never heard of washing soda until about 10 years ago. It is a natural all-purpose cleaner that gets the job done. Now I am excited to find there are more ways to use it instead of just in my laundry!…

Favorite Morning Time Homeschool Hack

Read about this morning time (MT) homeschool hack to get your homeschool day started off right. MT is the practice of gathering the entire family at some central location (often the dining room table) every morning to start the day together. We started doing this in my family when we…

Fresh Egg Gift Idea with FREE Printable

Everyone is getting into the fresh egg craze again, so what a fantastic gift idea! Wrap a festive ribbon around a container of fresh eggs, include the free printable recipe, and you've got a perfect gift for a Sunday School teacher, neighbor, or hostess!Click here to download your free printable!

FREE “Dear Coffee” Printable

Are you a coffee lover? Do you enjoy tasting new brews and savoring that first cup each morning? This just so happens to match my kitchen perfectly! I plan to print it and get a nice vintage frame for it!Wendy is creating a coffee bar in her home and offers…

Creating Custom Responsibility Charts

This is an oldie, but goodie! Jamerrill posted this in 2012, but it is worth sharing with you all!She uses charts called “Responsibility Charts,” because she (as well as I,)  think that teaching our young ones to have personal responsibilities is very important. If you want to checkout her detailed…


Notebooking Pages Free Resources