Earth Day Scavenger Hunt Worksheet (Free Printable)

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Earth Day is nearly here, what better way to celebrate than with this free Earth Day scavenger hunt? Learn more about the environment and recycling as you go.

Earth Day is celebrated on April 22nd and marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970.

Add this to your Earth Day activities for elementary students and get the kids outside while learning about the planet.

earth day scavenger hunt printable

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Scavenger hunt to play on Earth Day

We love scavenger hunt printables and try to have one for every holiday!!

In fact, we always try to play games or do fun activities while we are learning. This one, in particular, is also a great way to get the kids outside to explore our beautiful planet.

The environment is something that we should all take seriously.

Teaching your child about the importance of recycling will not just help them become an environmentally conscious adult.

But also give off a good impression for other people in society who might need encouragement when it comes to caring about our planet’s future!

For example, even a simple thing such as turning the lights off can make a difference.

This Earth scavenger hunt printable is different though. The kids are not just looking for items, but they have to do tasks also!

earth day scavenger hunt worksheet

How to use the Earth Day worksheet?

Download the printable scavenger hunt below. There is 1 page with 15 images. Make sure to check the printer settings.

This free fun scavenger hunt is free to print but is for personal and classroom use only. Scroll to the bottom of the post and add your email address to get the pdf file.

Kids of all ages can enjoy this Earth Day activity.

I recommend giving this to the kids on the Friday before or after Earth Day so they have the weekend to do some of the activities with their families. This is such a fun way for the kids to take care of the earth.

If you are using this in schools why not give a prize to the child who completes the most activities?

What activities are there on the worksheet?

All of these environmental issues will make a great talking point too:

  • Plant a tree
  • Use energy-efficient lightbulbs
  • Find a pollinator
  • Conserve water
  • Carpool on your next trip
  • Pick up litter x 2
  • Find a recycling symbol
  • Reusable bags
  • Unplug electronics not in use
  • Recycle trash
  • Unplug electronics
  • Recycle trash
  • Find something made from recycled material
  • Donate old clothes
  • Find something using wind power. Have a discussion about global warming.
  • Walk or ride to school.
earth day scavenger hunt free printable

Earth Day books for kids

While you are having fun with this recycling scavenger hunt why not learn more about the importance of Earth Day with these fun activities and books?

Teaching our kids about going green is a great idea for April.

They can learn eco-friendly behaviors, read books with environmental themes, and ways that they could help the Earth this month!

These are our favorite Earth Day books for kids:

Download our free Earth Day bookmarks printable too!

kids hands patting down a new tree they have planted

Additional Earth Day printables

The kids will love these Earth Day crafts too!

Other outdoor scavenger hunt ideas

scavenger hunt printable bundle


Tips for downloading the free files

Below you will see a large sign-up box where you need to add your name and email address, and press I NEED THIS NOW!

Within minutes you will be sent the free PDF directly to your email address, so you can print it out and start using it immediately.

Sometimes emails get a little wonky, so if you can’t see it, please check your spam folder where I am sure it is hiding.

Download the environmental scavenger hunt

Make sure you choose the correct paper size and click on the shrink to fit button. All of our free printables for kids work better when printed on cardstock (this is the one we use and love.)

Last Updated on 29 April 2024 by Clare