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Earth Day Coloring Activities

Updated on November 19, 2016
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Coloring page artist /designer for more than 30 years; get printable coloring pages at Lee's web sites (link info on Profile page).

Earth Day Coloring Activities
Earth Day Coloring Activities | Source

Coloring Pages and Activity Sheets for Earth Day

Earth Day coloring pages and recycle crafts activities that teach sustainable living help kids learn about and develop good conservation habits. Earth Day arts and crafts make children aware of environmental issues and teach them how they can help protect the Earth beginning in their own homes, neighborhoods and classrooms.

Learning about Earth Day and conservation can be fun, especially when lesson plans include Earth Day activity sheets. Kids who are reading benefit from the posters and slogans and symbols we find in our communities and in the media for Earth Day, but even the youngest child can learn important lessons about recycling from Earth Day coloring pages and crafts.

Intro graphic based on a public domain image at by JohnnyAutomatic

Earth Day coloring page illustrations shown on this page are my original drawings.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Coloring Poster - Recycling Helps the Earth

printable Earth Day recycle poster to color in
printable Earth Day recycle poster to color in

The universal symbol for recycling is the main feature on this printable Earth Day recycle coloring poster I designed for my web site.

Lessons for Earth Day Every Day

Learn Every Day About Our Green Earth: 100 Best Ideas from Teachers
Learn Every Day About Our Green Earth: 100 Best Ideas from Teachers

Filled with ideas for Earth Day educational creativity, with 100 classroom-tested learning experiences for younger children


Lady Bug Coloring Page - Helpful Insects Protect Plants

Earth Day lady bug coloring page
Earth Day lady bug coloring page

Lady Bug Coloring Page - Happy Earth Day

Organic gardeners use lady bugs to control aphids and other insects on crops and flowers.

Click the link to open a page with a printable lady bug coloring page for Earth Day.

Robin Hill School Earth Day Book

Earth Day (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Robin Hill School Ready to Read)
Earth Day (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Robin Hill School Ready to Read)

Early reader, easy reader book for children to explore the roots and lessons about green living, environmental issues and Earth Day through the eyes of a classroom of kids like themselves.


Living Green is the Best Example

Learning to live a green lifestyle naturally begins at home. The best way to teach children about responsible environmental living, recycling and the reasons behind Earth Day is to live green. Children who live a green lifestyle understand the basics and embrace the ideals.

Earth Day is Every Day. Burn Calories Not Watts. Think Green. Love Your Mother Earth. Recycling Begins With Me. Live Green. Reduce, Re-Use, Recycle.

These slogans are all around yet we still don't do enough to help protect our planet Earth. Let's get kids involved creatively with Earth Day coloring pages, posters and Earth Day crafts.

Recycling Lessons Begin at Home

Recycle Bin Earth Day Clip Art
Recycle Bin Earth Day Clip Art | Source

Planet Earth

Love the Earth - it's the only home we have

Printable Earth Day Coloring Activity Pages

Earth Day Sidewalk Chalk Art
Earth Day Sidewalk Chalk Art | Source

Kids Care About the Environment

EPA Planet Protectors Coloring Pages - many free printable coloring pages with various themes for water protection, forestry, clean air, earth, pollution issues and more

Funschool Earth Day Coloring Sheets - Celebrate the Earth Day with fun coloring pages for kids.

Earth Day Resources and Activites from US Environmental Protection Agency

Earth Day Educational Video - the History of the Movement

PBS American Experience Earth Days DVD
PBS American Experience Earth Days DVD

Through this video series viewers learn about the origins of environmental stewardship from the beginnings in 1950 to the blossoming of awareness in the 1970s through today's focus on green living along with the political force around the issues.

Earth coloring page printable, lee hansen
Earth coloring page printable, lee hansen

Go Green Rap Video For Kids

Earth Day Poster Design

One World, One Web Earth Globe Art
One World, One Web Earth Globe Art

How Green Does Your Home/School/Office Go? - How Much Do You Recycle?

How much of your trash do you recycle and keep out of the rubbish bin stuff that ends up in a landfill? It's possible to recycle most household, office and classroom trash. Take the poll and see how you compare to others who've shared their recycling success here.

How much trash do you recycle at home or in your classroom?

See results

Endangered Species

A free printable educational coloring book that teaches about endangered species. Produced by the US Environmental Protection Agency.

Endangered Species Coloring Pages - Save Our Species - Free Printable Endangered Animals Coloring Book

Endangered species Earth Day coloring pages free printables
Endangered species Earth Day coloring pages free printables

Sample wildlife and nature endangered species coloring pages from "Save Our Species" free coloring book from US EPA.
Click image to visit the EPS site where you can download the complete printable free coloring book PDF for your Earth Day coloring activities.

Endangered Species Coloring Pages

Protect Wildlife: Animals, Birds, Insects, Reptiles

Printable coloring pages featuring animals and other creatures for Earth Day coloring activities.

A Beautiful World Starts With Kids - Free EPA Booklet Teaches Children About Earth Day

Beautiful World Earth Day Book
Beautiful World Earth Day Book

An Earth Day coloring book and activity book filled with learning pages about the Earth and our environment. Puzzles, word find sheets, coloring pictures, checklists and cutting pages help children learn to make and protect our beautiful world.

Kids Earth Day Booklet from US EPA, click here to print this free Earth Day coloring book (PDF format).

NOTE: This link goes directly to a PDF page because there is no supporting presentation page on the site for this public domain Earth Day coloring book.

Earth Day Coloring Crafts - Crayon Crafts for Green Kids

Fun and easy eco friendly crafts with a coloring theme. Recycled crayon crafts, coloring crafts, green crayon craft activities other than coloring pages.

Green Up Your Community - Earth Day Activity Book for Kids

Vermont's Green Up Day is a mini Earth Day
Vermont's Green Up Day is a mini Earth Day

Vermont Leads the Way In Green Living

Get kids involved in protecting our environment and cleaning up the community as part of Earth Day, Arbor Day or Green Up Day. Use coloring pages, crafts and other activities to teach Earth Day and conservation lessons to children and teens.

Get Vermont Green Up Day K-4 curriculum, printable drawing book, printable activity booklet to help kids celebrate and learn the principles of Earth Day.

Clean Environment

Wind and Weather Coloring Sheet

Wind Weather W coloring page
Wind Weather W coloring page

Gusty old man Winter makes windy weather to clear the air and moderate our environment.

Rain Forest and Woodlands - Protect Plants, Trees and Habitats

Our natural forests and woodlands provide important wildlife habitats and protection for the Earth's soils, air and watershed. Earth day coloring pages of forests, trees, woodlands are in this section which also includes coloring pages about preventing forest fires and tropical rain forest protection.

Earth Day Is Every Day

Planet Earth
Planet Earth

Planet Earth graphic based on a public domain image at by JohnnyAutomatic

Bugs and Insects coloring pages
Bugs and Insects coloring pages

Farm and Garden

Gardening and farming coloring pages.

I'm always interested in comments from my visitors, and I welcome your suggestions for related lenses or new features to add to this article.

© 2011 Lee Hansen

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    Lee Hansen 4 years ago from Vermont

    @anonymous: The only source I know of for this image is the printable PDF booklet - it's the cover image but there's no black and white image inside. You could copy it or trace it and then reproduce the drawing. is a US agency and so most of the content on site is in the public domain - but check if you plan to use the image.

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    anonymous 4 years ago

    I am a children's librarian and would love to be able to get a copy of the colouring page "a beautiful world starts with you". Any idea where I could find this?

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    HomeDecorKnight 5 years ago

    Amazing! these coloring page are looks good.

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    interesting,, and good...

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    caffimages 5 years ago

    Great lens. Kids need to know about the natural world!

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    This site is awesome! So many great ideas and printables for my preschool class! Thanks!

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    Stacy Birch 5 years ago

    Good lens.

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    R Toney 5 years ago

    this is awesome for the kids

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    karMALZEKE 5 years ago

    Coloring pages are great!

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    bgreen lm 5 years ago

    lovely Earth Day page, lots to do here for kids of all ages!!!

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    I have downloaded the earth page to print for my daughter. Thanks, she will love this. I am going to a very Earthy project with her I think.

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    futurefocus57 5 years ago

    We are recycling better every day.

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    BestRatedStuff 5 years ago

    Great lens, loved the endangered species coloring pages best.

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    soaringsis 5 years ago

    I like the Earth day coloring books. Very informative info. Great lens

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    wahrsein 5 years ago


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    Mahadihbk 5 years ago

    gr8 lens to paint

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    miaponzo 5 years ago

    I LOVE your cute ideas for Earth Day! Blessed!

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    intermarks 5 years ago

    A great lens for Earth Day. So Natural...

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    Eleanore09 5 years ago

    I'm 16 years old but I still love coloring, thanks for the new pages! Great earth day lenes!

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    cjsysreform 5 years ago

    I love the bold graphics and bright, playful color scheme of this lens. Great job!

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    Rose Jones 5 years ago

    Good lens, pinned on my board - Fun For Kids

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    infiniti99 lm 5 years ago

    Very nice lens.Many very good ideas thank you for sharing

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    eazy20 5 years ago

    Another great lens on earth day.

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    Great lens. God bless!

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    simpsonia 5 years ago

    Some great resources here, well done!

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    Adrijan 5 years ago

    Great lens, tnx

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    Heidi Vincent 5 years ago from GRENADA

    Good lens.

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    MartieG aka 'survivoryea' 5 years ago from Jersey Shore

    Great idea-my grandchildren would love to color these pictures/and learn something too!! :>)

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    Another wonderful earth day lens of you that I love :)

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    JoshK47 5 years ago

    Absolutely wonderful stuff - Blessed by a SquidAngel! Hope you have a great Earth Day!

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    onelovelivity 6 years ago

    What a fabulous lens! I'm creating a small environmental children's museum and these are great resources. Thanks

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    anonymous 6 years ago

    I believe that by educating our kids to recycle is the best long term solution to having a green community. Thanks for the ideas. i will share you lense with some friends.

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    Kathy McGraw 6 years ago from California putting this on one of my Native American lenses as they were the first real stewards of the earth! Also Blessed :)

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    Peggy Hazelwood 6 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

    Wonderful resources for teaching about the earth while the kids have fun! Adding a link to my Kids Recycle Projects lens. Thanks for the great resources!

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    TapIn2U 6 years ago

    Way to go for promoting Green! Love this fantastic lens and enjoyed the poll, too! Hey, I just published my fourth lens called the 3 Shortcuts to Happiness and would love to know what you think of it. Any suggestion will be greatly appreciated. Blessings! Sundae ;-)

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    anonymous 6 years ago

    This is GREAT. I love all the free earth day printables and coloring pages. Blessed and lensrolled and will get a mention on the Free Printable Coloring Pages blog for sure.