Conservation Activities for Kids

What can kids do to make a difference? These conservation activities for kids are a great start. They are perfect for Earth Day and gaining an appreciation for our planet. As part of the Storybook Science series, some of my blogger friends are sharing their favorite books and conservation activities to learn about the environment. You’ll find ideas about animal conservation, recycling and trash, water conservation, appreciating the outdoors, and more! Amazon affiliate links are included in this post. Click on the picture of the book.

Conservation activities for kids inspired by a book - great for Earth Day and learning about our environment

Conservation Activities for Kids

Animal Conservation and Exploring Outdoors


Read Into the Sea and be inspired to learn about sea turtle conservation with kids. Rainy Day Mum shares several activity ideas in this post.


Go on a Bee and Pollinator Scavenger Hunt after reading Flight of the Honey Bee. Also learn about ways to help pollinators in this post from To be a Kid Again.


The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a wonderful introduction to conservation for young kids. Let them connect with the caterpillar and be excited as he changes into a butterfly. Learn more about Butterfly Conservation for Kids from Inspiration Laboratories.


On Meadowview Street will inspire you to explore your backyard. Go on a wildflower photo safari and create your own field guide. Books and Giggles has the instructions.


Mama Smiles shares three simple ways children can help with conservation.  This post recommends reading Over in the Meadow and several other books as well.

Learn about the Importance of Recycling


Learn about conserving trees and make your own recycled paper after reading The Great Paper Caper. Line Upon Line Learning shows us how.


Repurpose your recycled materials and learn how to make a boat. JDaniel4’s Mom was inspired by Toy Boat for their creation.


Here Comes the Garbage Barge will start the discussion about what happens to our trash. Make a Landfill Model after reading the book. Share it! Science shows us how.


Use The Water Hole to teaching kids about water conservation and the water cycle. Edventures with Kids has the lesson details.

Conservation activities for kids inspired by a book - great for Earth Day and learning about our environment

More Conservation Activities for Kids

Check out these Books and Activities to Learn about the Environment from last year’s Storybook Science series.

Check out these books and activities to learn about the environment. You'll find ideas about the beach, bug hunting, gardening, pollution, recycling, and more!

Read these Earth Day Books for Kids.

An awesome list of books perfect for Earth Day. Includes books about going green, celebrating Earth Day, books with environmental messages and people who make a difference.