7 Free Online Earth Day Games

A Fun Way to Teach Kids How to Save the Earth

Kids love to play online games, so they will really enjoy these Earth Day games. One the greatest things about these games are that they're all completely free!

All the online Earth Day games here have healthy planet themes like recycling and renewable energy sources. Kids can really learn a lot while having a blast.

I also have lots of other Earth Day freebies the kids will like, such as Earth Day coloring pages they can print off and fill in at home, printable word searches, and worksheets for offline Earth Day engagement.

For other places to play online games that aren't necessarily themed for Earth Day, see my favorite online game websites for hundreds of unique games. I also have specific lists for time wasters, car games, word search games, preschool games, and typing games.

Michael, Michael, Go Recycle!

Screenshot of the Michael Michael Go Recycle game

In this online Earth Day game, you're Michael and you are walking through the park doing your best to pick up trash and recycle it.

Move Michael around the park with the arrow keys, and walk over a piece of litter to pick it up. You can only hold five pieces of litter at once, so find a waste bin to put the litter in so you can pick up more.

Watch out for the those litterbugs though, they sure can make a mess! More

Plan It Green

Screenshot of the Plan It Green game
Primary Games

Plan It Green is a city building game, but in this one you need to make the city as green as possible. You are the mayor of the town, after all!

This game is a point-and-click game. You aren't moving around like the game above, but instead are choosing what needs built, like solar panels and recycling bins, and what should be destroyed, in order to make a cleaner and more sustainable town.

This is a fun Earth Day game for older kids that will really help teach them about living green. More

Landfill Bin

Screenshot of the Landfill Bill game
Primary Games

In the Earth Day game Landfill Bin, you get to sort the recycling that comes across the conveyer belt into the correct recycling bin, but you better do it fast or the ground will become covered in garbage!

As you keeping playing, the items come across the conveyer belt even quicker, and the more things you're able to place in the bin, the higher your points will be.

Landfill Bin works by using your mouse to throw the waste across the yard and into the bins.

How much money can you save in each level? More


Screenshot of the Recycle! game
Primary Games

In this Earth Day game, you'll need to sort all the glass, paper, and plastic into the right recycling bins, but you're on a strict one minute timer.

Recycle! works like this: when a bin lights up (whether it be the glass, paper, or plastic bin), you must then choose the right item that belongs in that specific recycle bin. The challenging part is choosing which piece of trash, among all of them, belongs in the highlighted bin.

Incorrect choices don't affect your score, but even so, how many points can you earn in 60 seconds? More


Screenshot of an Earth Day crossword puzzle game
Shephard Software

Fill out this crossword puzzle to test your knowledge of Earth Day. When you find the answer, enter it into the crossword to fill out the whole board.

You'll know you're right when you play Earth Day crossword puzzle because the word will change color to indicate that all the letters are right.

The Sheppard Software website where this crossword game is, but there's only one set of questions. However, the website also has memory games, puzzles, and painting games that are all centered around Earth Day. You can find them here. More

Every Day Is Earth Day

Screenshot of the game called Every Day Is Earth Day

This free Earth Day game is great for the younger kids. Click on some litter along the river and then move the mouse over the paper, cans, or plastic bucket to drop the item in the right place.

This game is because you can't actually fail or lose. It's more for learning the different ways you can get rid of various trash. If the wrong item is placed above a bin, nothing will happen until it's put in the right bucket.

There are even some cute little bunnies and deer that you'll see along the path. More

Recycle Roundup

A screenshot of the game Recycle Roundup
National Geographic

Your new friend Gus needs your help cleaning up the park. Help him pick up the waste and put it in the recycling bin, trash can, or compost bin.

This is a great online Earth Day game because not only is it fun, but it also helps kids learn what items can be recycled, composted, or which items truly belong in the trash. More