- Spend at least half an hour outside. Record what you see, smell, hear, taste, and feel.
- Make a list of ten ways you can help keep the planet clean.
- Make a list of ten ways you can conserve water.
- Make a list of ten ways you can conserve energy.
- Create a poster encouraging people to recycle.
- Write a journal entry telling how you are celebrating Earth Day.
- Keep a week-long "Earth Log." Each day, do whatever you can to take care of the earth, and record your earth-friendly actions in your Earth Log.
- Write a thank-you note expressing thanks for the many resources the earth provides.
- Write a poem about nature.
- What would our world be like if no one recycled? Write a story about such a world.
- Imagine a world with no pollution. Write about it.
- Write a persuasive essay encouraging people to recycle.
- In recent years, Earth Day has become an international observance. But the observance started with one man who saw a problem and who wanted to be a part of solving that problem. What is the biggest problem you see with the world today? Write out an action plan for making a difference.
- Write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper encouraging people to take care of the environment.
- Interview a local leader, a school official, a business person, or a friend. Ask the person what he or she is doing to take care of the earth. Write a news article based on the interview.