15 Creative And Fun Environment Day Activities And Games For Kids to Celebrate

15 Creative And Fun Environment Day Activities And Games For Kids to Celebrate

1 Jun 2023 | 9 min Read

Sudeshna Chakravarti

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World Environment Day is observed on June 5 every year to encourage action and awareness for the protection of the environment. This day is ideal for enlightening your kids about the planet and nature and engaging them in creative Environment Day activities that teach them the importance of eco-sensitivity in a fun manner.

These activities could include discussion on recycling, water and power conservation, and useful ways to reduce carbon footprints. Read on as we discuss various Environment Day activities for children and how they can be carried out at home or in the classroom.

15 Environment Day Activities And Games For Kids

Environment Day Activities

Make recycled planters to inspire your little ones to start their own garden / Image credit: Freepik

Recycled Planter

It is a simple idea to encourage your little one to start a garden and inspire them to plant more trees.

You will need:

  • An old jar, can, or carton
  • Sapling of your choice
  • Soil
  • A pair of scissors

How to:

  • Clean the container you are using thoroughly.
  • Let your little ones decorate the exterior of the container with paint if they want to.
  • Use gravel to line the bottom of the container for water drainage.
  • Help your little one put in saplings of flowers.
  • Pack the potting soil around the plant.
  • Let your little one water the plant daily and take care of it.

Newspaper Leaf Prints

With this, you can recycle sheets of paper with pretty leaf prints! You can later it to wrap gifts and presents instead of purchasing plastic ones.

You will need:

  • Assorted leaves
  • Newspaper
  • Acrylic paints
  • An empty bottle

How to:

  • Spread the newspaper sheets on the floor so that they are flat.
  • Dip the leaves in the paint and place them on the newspaper with the paint side facing down.
  • Use a second sheet of paper to cover the leaves.
  • Roll the bottle over the newspaper to get a good impression of the leaves on the bottom sheet.
  • Carefully remove the top layer of the paper.
  • Lastly, peel off the leaves to reveal your aesthetic wrapping paper.

Flower Crowns

You can use old paper grocery bags to make environment day grass and flower crowns and make your munchkin feel like a garden prince or princess. Plus, it’s a great experimental activity for kids who are learning arts and crafts.

You will need:

  • Flowers and grass
  • Paper bags
  • Green crayons
  • A glue stick
  • Scissors
  • A bunch of flower stickers

How to:

  • Cut the bags into strips and colour the blank side with various shades of green to make it appear like blades of grass.
  • Snip the edge of the strips to form a fringe.
  • Use flowers, grass, and flower stickers to decorate the crown.
  • Adjust the crown to fit your little one and cut it if required. 

Painted Nature Picture

You can encourage your little one to create a handmade nature-inspired picture using elements like leaves, twigs, flowers, and feathers that they’ve collected outside during playtime.

You will need:

  • Craft glue
  • Sand
  • Mixing bowls
  • Tempera paints
  • Sugar paper

How to:

  • Mix the powdered paint with sand in separate bowls.
  • Coat the natural materials that your child is using with glue. Make sure to keep bamboo wipes near to wipe your little one’s dirty fingers.
  • Roll the materials in the coloured sand.
  • Place the objects on the sugar paper to create a beautiful landscape.
  • Once your little one is done arranging, stick every object with glue.

Environment Day Necklace

Environment Day Activities

Make  DIY salt dough Environment Day-inspired necklaces with your little ones/ Image credit: Freepik

Make a cute DIY environment day necklace with your little ones using a simple salt dough recipe. Add elements from nature, such as twine plant leaves to make them more meaningful.

You will need:

  • A cup of flour
  • Half a cup of water
  • Half a cup of iodised salt
  • Beads
  • Twine

How to:

  • Make the dough by combining salt, flour, and water.
  • Roll the dough to a quarter-inch thickness.
  • Cut small pieces of dough using a cookie cutter.
  • Make a hole at the top for the twine to go through.
  • Bake the dough pieces at low temperature for an hour.
  • Once cool, paint them green and blue to represent nature.
  • String the twine through the hole and add some extra beads.

Enjoy wearing matching necklaces with your kiddos!

Cup And Ball Game

You can easily play this game with paper cups, strings, and ping-pong balls.

How to make:

  • Decorate the cups with nature-inspired stickers.
  • Pierce a small hole at the bottom of each cup with a sharp pencil.
  • Cut the string, tie a knot at one end, and thread it through the cup.
  • Make a tiny hole in the ping-pong ball and repeat the same process.
  • To start playing, ask your kids to toss the ball in the air and see how many times they can catch it in the cup. 

Donate Old Things To Charity

Besides teaching eco-consciousness, this activity will also help your child learn the importance of sharing and kindness. Knowing that someone else can use the stuff that is just lying in your house can be truly satisfying. 

Encourage your little ones to put the toys, clothes, and books that they don’t use anymore, and take them to the nearest children’s home to donate.

Sort The Garbage Recycling Game

This game is perfect for teaching your little one about recycling. You will need some containers, old magazines, scissors, recycled card stock, and double-sided tape.

How to play:

  • Cut out non-recyclable and recyclable items from the magazines and place them on the card stocks.
  • Make recyclable and non-recyclable labels to place on the containers.
  • Ask your little one to start sorting the items into the correct bins.

Nature Scavenger Hunt

A scavenger hunt is a group activity that kids of all ages can enjoy. For environment day, plan an outdoor nature hunt so that your kids can connect with their surroundings and understand the importance of preserving them.

How to play:

  • Before going outside, let your kids make a list of natural elements that they are going to find, such as trees, leaves, flowers, and stones.
  • Divide your kids and their friends into teams and give each team a copy of the list and a basket to store their collections.
  • The first team to collect all the objects mentioned in the list wins.

Make A Pledge

If you want your Environment Day teach-ins to have a long-lasting effect on your little one, then get them to write their plans and commitments for safeguarding nature. It is more likely that they will execute these plans if they write them down and put them on a board in their room.

Nature’s Hopscotch

Hopscotch is a beloved outdoor game that only requires concrete pavement and chalk to draw the board. This environment day, play this nature-inspired version of this game and use natural elements to make the pattern of the board. 

How to play:

  • First, ask your kids to gather a bunch of pebbles, rocks, leaves, and twigs.
  • Next, arrange the materials collected to make the pattern of the hopscotch board.
  • Once the pattern is done, use a pebble to toss and play.

Make an Organic Compost

Environment Day Activities

Make compost with waste materials at home to condition the soil in your plant beds / Image credit: Freepik

Instead of throwing your kitchen waste into the dustbin daily, collect the waste materials in a trash bin to make your own compost. Demonstrate to your child how this compost can be used to fertilise and condition the soil in your plant beds.

Start A Neighbourhood/Friends Clan-Up Drive

Ask your little one to grab a few garbage bags, wear gloves, and go on a little neigbourhood clean-up drive with their friends. Encourage them to pick up trash thrown in the wrong places, and also teach them which bins the waste materials go to.

DIY Shirt Tote

This idea will clearly announce your commitment to using NO plastic bags and also teach your kids the importance of being eco-sensitive.

You will need:

  • A pair of scissors
  • An old knit shirt
  • Marking chalks

How to:

  • Cut off the neck and sleeves of the shirt.
  • Mark a line till the length of the shirt to determine the length of the tote bag and cut off the extra.
  • Line up the front and back of the shirt and let your little one cut an inch-long tall fringe.
  • Turn the shirt inside out and tie the fringe pieces tightly.
  • Flip the bag and your recycled tote is ready.

Plant A Tree In Your Backyard

Environment Day’s ultimate goal is to plant a tree for every person alive. Celebrate this occasion by planting a tree with your child and making a concrete contribution toward the betterment of Mother Nature. 


These Environment Day activities and games are a great way to keep your little ones connected with the planet and teach them the importance of saving it. On this day, take a pledge along with your kids to save our planet in every possible way, and teach them to keep their surroundings clean at all times. 

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