As we approach Earth Day, it is important to start conversations about the environment with kids. One way to get kids interested in the environment is through educational and fun crafts and activities. In this article, we will show you how to make a Happy and Sad Earth Craft and provide a printable worksheet to teach kids about how to take care of the planet.
Happy and Sad Earth Craft
What is Earth Day?
Earth Day is celebrated annually on April 22nd to raise awareness about environmental issues and promote actions to protect the planet. It is a day for people to come together to learn about the environment, take action to reduce their carbon footprint, and promote sustainability.
Earth Day is a great opportunity to teach kids about the importance of taking care of our planet. Educating kids about the environment can help them develop an appreciation for nature and encourage them to make positive changes to help the planet.
Happy and Sad Earth Craft Activity
This Happy and Sad Earth Craft activity is an excellent way to get kids interested in learning about the environment. The craft is easy to make and provides a fun and interactive way for kids to learn about the importance of taking care of the planet.
- Glue stick
- Velcro dots
Download and print the template for the Happy and Sad Earth Craft from the link provided at the end of this article.
Color the template using crayons and then cut out all the pieces.
Add four velcro dots to the Earth as shown in the photo. Two of the dots will go where you want to put the eyes, one where you want to the mouth to go, and one where you want to put the heart/band-aid. Add the other side of the velcro dots to the back side of the template pieces – the mouth, eyes, etc.
Stick the velcro pieces together to finish your Earth face. If you are only making one Earth, your little one can have fun changing the facial expressions on their Earth.
The long rectangle piece from the template will be used to create your arms and legs. Trace the template onto green or blue cardstock and cut out four pieces for each Earth.
Fold each arm and leg piece in an accordion shape as shown in the photo.
Glue the arms and legs onto your Earth and your Earth craft is finished!
This craft is not only fun but also educational. By discussing what makes the Earth happy and what harms the Earth, you can teach kids about the importance of environmental responsibility.
To further reinforce the lesson on environmental responsibility, we’ve included a printable worksheet that encourages kids to identify ways to help the Earth. The worksheet provides a list of actions that make the Earth happy, such as recycling, planting trees, and conserving water. It also lists actions that harm the Earth, such as littering and wasting energy.
Using the worksheet, kids can circle the actions that make the Earth happy and cross out the actions that harm the Earth. This is a great way to encourage kids to think about their impact on the environment and promote responsible behavior.
Earth Day is an excellent opportunity to teach kids about the environment and the importance of taking care of our planet. The Happy and Sad Earth Craft activity and printable worksheet are great tools to educate kids about environmental responsibility in a fun and engaging way.
Crafts and activities like these can help to develop an appreciation for nature in kids and inspire them to take positive actions to help the planet. By starting conversations about the environment and promoting sustainability, we can encourage the next generation to become responsible and environmentally-conscious individuals.
So, gather some supplies and get started on your very own Happy Sad Earth Craft. Click the button below for the free printable template.
And don’t forget to grab the rest of our FREE Earth Day Printables!