21 Buys to Help Kids Celebrate Earth Day Every Day

These fun finds will get kids outside learning about the world around them and how they can impact it in a positive way.

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March 23, 2023

Earth Day is a great opportunity to teach little ones all the ways they can make a positive impact on the planet each and every day. From conserving water to saving electricity to minimizing food waste, there are small, yet impactful daily habits kids can start doing right now and for the rest of their lives. But one of the most important ways kids can help the planet is by continually learning about it. Encourage kids to explore their own backyard, plant a garden or tree, care for the animals and insects around them, and try out some fun (and messy!) science experiments. These kid-friendly gift ideas are perfect for any occasion, including Earth Day, and are good for the environment, too.

Etsy | TreeFortToys

This scavenger hunt is the perfect way to get your kids outside and discovering the wonder of their own backyard, a nearby park or a fun hike in the woods. The set comes with 24 different items to search for as well as a cotton drawstring bag to hold the discs.

From $5
Etsy | AlmaBoheme

Teach kids the magic of gardening and watching plants grow this Earth Day. This adorable Earth-shaped seed paper comes with up to 24 wildflower seeds to fill your backyard with blooms. The paper includes perennial flowers such as coneflowers, sweet alyssums, poppies and cosmos.


Even if you don't have a backyard to fill with plants and flowers, you can bring grow power to your kids with this extra-fun grow kit. The kit includes six paint pots, paintbrushes and a paint palette for the kiddos to decorate the planter, as well as three seed packets and all the necessities to grow their very own flowers they'll be proud of.

$14.99 (Set of 5)

With all your new gardening projects, your little ones will need their own tools. This colorful wooden set comes with a spoon, fork, trowel, rake and shovel, so kids can work alongside you during outdoor adventures.

Uncommon Goods

Hands-on experience truly gives children the opportunity to take care of and cultivate their own trees. This sweet Meyer lemon tree is easy to grow and produces the often sought-after citrus fruit and beautifully fragrant flowers.


Experience the life cycle of a butterfly with your kids. This kit comes with everything you need to raise and care for the included larva, that you and your kids watch turn into a chrysalis, then emerge as beautiful painted lady butterflies. Release the little pollinators into your yard to enjoy your flowers.


Mason bees (don't worry, these guys don't sting) visit up to 1,000 flowers a day. Welcome these hard-working pollinators to your yard and garden with this interactive book. Using the book jacket and enclosed paper sheets, this book becomes a house for mason bees, and their nest will give kids a chance to observe the insects more closely.

$20 $12

Celebrate Earth Day and beyond with clothing you and your kids can feel good about. Sustainable and ethical apparel company Pact has fun and empowering graphic tees for the whole family, including babies and kids. The super-soft tees are made with organic cotton in a Fair Trade Factory. In 2020 alone, Pact conserved more than 35.5 million gallons of water versus conventional cotton. We promise these are the softest kids' shirts you'll ever touch.


Leave the TV and tablet behind and head into the great outdoors. This cozy hammock gives you and your kids the perfect place to relax and take in nature's beauty.


Banana peels, eggshells and apple cores, oh my! From A to Z, teach kids what to and what not to include in a compost pile. Each illustrated page is a cleverly constructed collage that will delight young readers, as will the playful rhymes.

Etsy | DreamerKids

Little ones will love this DIY kaleidoscope kit that consists of everything you and your kiddos need to craft a unique kaleidoscope. A magnetic lid allows you to fill it with whatever you like from your own backyard, from flowers to seashells to twigs.

From $25
World Wildlife Fund

For your animal lover, donate to the World Wildlife Fund to help protect endangered species and their habitats. From pandas and elephants to narwhals and great white sharks, your child adopts a stuffed animal version of their favorite creature with the money going toward aiding conservation efforts around the world.

$24 (Set of 3)

Kids' dishes need to be durable, which is why so many kids' dishes are made out of plastic. Kids' dishes also need to be free of harmful chemicals, which is why plastic isn't really the ideal option — but biodegradable bamboo fiber is. This colorful dinnerware set is all made from bamboo, a highly renewable natural resource, and a 100% food-grade melamine binder; plus, they're BPA-, PVC- and phthalates-free, so they're totally safe for little eaters. Each shatterproof set comes with a plate, a shallow bowl, a cup, and a small spoon in colors that will brighten up any meal.


Let your mini gardener grow three strawberries in a little pot with magnetic removable leaves and bumblebees. Created from sustainable rubberwood, this sweet flower pot is made with the earth in mind. In fact, for every tree that becomes a beautiful toy, another is planted.


These eco-friendly plush toys are sourced from 100-percent recycled materials, crafted with luxe, ultra-soft recycled fill and sent in sustainable packaging. Each 13-inch plush comes from 10 recycled plastic bottles!


So long, disposable water bottles. Teach kiddos the importance of reusable water bottles and not creating excess waste. Kids will love the adorable graphics, and adults will love the spill-resistant design.


Bedtime reading just got a little kinder for our planet. Introduce even the youngest member of your family to simple ideas they can do every day to improve the world around them, from turning off the water while brushing their teeth to using both sides of the paper when drawing.


Teach the art of recycling by finding new uses for old newspapers and magazines. Simply feed scraps of paper into the tool, turn the handle and transform the cast-offs into paper beads, perfect for making fun jewelry or crafty decorations.

Etsy | MrElliePooh

Draw and color on paper that doesn't harm a single tree. Mr. Ellie Pooh's products are created with fair-trade principles and are 100 percent recycled, made from 30 percent elephant dung and 70 percent recycled paper. Kids will get a kick out of their paper's humble beginnings.

Uncommon Goods

These star-shaped colors are made from crayons collected by the National Crayon Recycle Program. Additionally, each purchase supports Recycling Education, a program that employs people with developmental disabilities.

Heifer International

Send love around the world with a gift basket that nourishes the environment. Heifer International empowers families by teaching sustainable farming practices. With this gift, you and your kids can provide a family with a hive of bees and tree seedlings. The bees give the family extra income through wax and honey, as well as pollinate for better crops. The seedlings prevent soil erosion and create shade for animals.

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