Earth Day 2009 is here, and along with it comes the opportunity for kids to participate. Free Earth Day coloring pages are available all over the internet, and provide a great way for parents or teachers to print off images that kids at home, or students in the classroom can enjoy. There are also a lot of free Earth Day activity sheets, as well as free Earth Day craft ideas that are being put up by several web-sites in an attempt to help not only spread the word about Earth Day, but to make it easy for people of all ages to become more involved.
One of the web-sites that are providing free Earth Day coloring pages is located here. Parents can go print off images that can be given out. Some of these images include pictures of the earth, trees, ways to recycle, and even images of trees being planted. Some of them are quite fun. For instance, one has a raccoon poised as he is about to drop a can into a recycling bin. These types of images are fun to have if you are a kid, but also help send a slightly subliminal message that if a raccoon can recycle, then anyone can do it. This is just one example of free coloring pages that are available, and a couple others are linked at the end of the article.
Some other web-sites are making it easy for people to participate in creating web-site crafts. One in particular is Enchanted Learning which gives many different types of nature crafts that can be created, all while providing easy to follow instructions that can be great for a class setting, or just for some fun at home. Some of the Earth Day crafts that can be created include egg carton animals, Earth pendants, paper mache globes, and even pine cone bird feeders. Some of the crafts take advantage of materials around the home that may just end up being thrown out normally, and others use materials (like pine cones or leaves) that can be found out and about in nearly every neighborhood setting.
As 2009’s Earth Day comes on Wednesday, April 22, this year, it is a time where everyone can learn what Earth Day is about, and participate in easy to manage and facilitate ways. By taking part in simple acts such as coloring Earth Day pictures, creating Earth Day crafts, and playing games that are centered on Earth Day, it helps spread the word about this great day, and helps keep it at the front of everyone’s mind. Earth Day isn’t a holiday that takes much to get involved with, and if fun can be had with cute coloring pages and cool games, it is much more likely that the younger audiences will want to stay involved. That is why the free internet Earth Day materials work so well, because everyone has access to them.
Sources: Free Coloring Pages, Free Earth Day Word Searches, and More Free Coloring Pages