Earth Day Scavenger Hunt & Activities (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.

We love scavenger hunts 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 exploring. When you have done this one why not try our neighborhood scavenger hunt too.

Earth Day Scavenger Hunt

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Earth Day Scavenger Hunt

While you are having fun with this Earth Day 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:

earth day tree planting

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!

If your children enjoy coloring check out these free Earth Day coloring pages, and these Earth Day bookmarks.

If you are looking for some educational fun, download our free Earth Day word search puzzle and our 10 free Earth Day writing prompts.

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

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

Scavenger Hunt for Earth Day

Earth Day Scavenger Hunt
  • Find something growing
  • Find a pollinator
  • Turn off a light
  • Conserve water
  • Find something green
  • Pick up litter x 2
  • Find a recycle sign
  • Find a reusable object
  • Unplug electronics
  • Recycle trash
  • Find something made from recycled material
  • Find garden tools
  • Hug a tree
  • Find an animals home
earth day scavenger hunt

Printable Earth Day Scavenger Hunt

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

A small selection of other free scavenger hunt printables we have:

Last Updated on 1 July 2022 by homeschoolof1