Need some song ideas for celebrating Earth Day in your classroom? Using songs and videos can be a great way to engage your little learners and enhance your curriculum for any theme! Earth Day is every April 22. These are some of my favorite Earth Day songs and recycling songs for kids; try them out and let me know your favorite in the comments below.
Earth Day Songs for Preschool
Songs for children are more than just fun to sing, they can also help kids learn new concepts, build background knowledge, and develop vocabulary skills.
You can find lots of fun, kid-friendly Earth Day and recycling songs for children on YouTube. These songs are great for use in your preschool classroom, kindergarten classroom, or at home.
Earth Day Songs for Kids
These free, teacher-approved YouTube videos will help you incorporate music and movement into your daily routine! You can rest easy knowing that all of the songs listed below are age-appropriate for young children.
Your little learners will have lots of fun singing and dancing along to these educational Earth Day songs! You can use an LCD projector and computer screen to play these videos in your classroom, or just use the audio if you prefer.
If you don’t want to select individual songs, you’re invited to follow my Earth Day Songs for Preschool Playlist on YouTube.
Please Take Care of the Water, by Nancy Kopman
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Song for Kids by The Kiboomers
Celebrating Earth Day in Preschool
Here are some fun activities to help you celebrate Earth Day in your classroom and teach children about caring for our planet. You can add just a few, or all of these to your lesson plans!
Earth Day Paper Plate Weaving (Pre-K Pages) – Paper plate weaving is a fantastic fine motor challenge for your Earth Day theme. With Earth Day right around the corner, this simple paper plate weaving activity is a fun way to spark discussion with your students about stewardship of the earth while encouraging creativity!
Sensory Play for Earth Day (Pre-K Pages) – Animals are a vital part of planet Earth and it’s a wonderful idea to celebrate them on Earth Day. This sensory play activity for Earth Day is a great way to engage the senses while also talking about creatures that live on Earth.
Homemade Seed Paper (Pre-K Pages) – A great way to celebrate Earth Day for Kids is by making homemade seed paper. It makes a great process art activity for preschoolers, requiring very simple materials. It is also a great fine motor skill challenge and makes for fun sensory play with a little science mixed in, too.