Free Earth Day Puzzles for Kids

I am very excited to introduce my next guest blogger, Malia from Playdough to Plato. I'm a huge fan of her blog, where she shares tons of free printables and hands-on learning activities for preschool, kindergarten and first grade. She is here today with a set of fabulous and free Earth Day puzzles!

Earth Day Puzzles:

As a former kindergarten teacher turned hands-on mom, I get a little bit giddy about creating fun ways for my kids to learn. These free Earth Day puzzles are a simple way to learn some ways to help the environment AND practice ABC and 123 order at the same time.

Free Earth Day Puzzles for Kids

Getting Ready:

Prepping the puzzles couldn't get much simpler. I printed a copy of the puzzles { HERE } on cardstock to give them extra durability and cut along the thin grey lines to separate the strips. Easy peasy.


My boys and I have talked about Earth Day before so they knew it was a celebration of all-things environmentally-friendly. We worked together to brainstorm a long list of different ways we can help the planet: picking up litter, watering trees, recycling...

Then I showed the boys the mixed up puzzles and invited them to sort the pieces into the correct order, building a photo of one awesome Earth Day activity we'd work on together. I gave each excited child a scrambled puzzle. Piece by piece, they started building.


And in just a couple minutes, both puzzles were complete.


I slid the pieces into separate snack-sized Ziplocs and placed them in my bag so I could easily entertain the boys when we’re waiting in doctors’ offices, restaurants… you name it! Then we set out to make a positive impact on the planet by taking our plastics to the outdoor recycling bin and hunting down the perfect spot for a new tree. Happy Earth Day!


Meet Malia:

Malia is a National Board Certified teacher turned hands-on mom to three little ones {ages 5, 3 and 1}. When she's not digging in sandboxes or playing with paint, she's sharing fun learning activities on her site, Playdough to Plato. Hop over and grab all of her FREE printables - including a super popular Matchbox car alphabet tracing book and road trip activity pack!


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Viviana is a blogging mom to a toddler and a preschooler, sharing ideas and resources for early education. She specializes in unique, hands-on printable activities that are educational, fun and inspire creativity in young minds.

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