Crust: outermost layer
Mantle: Middle layer
Core: innermost layer (Inner and Outer)
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A fun arts and crafts lesson for younger kids is to use clay and create a model of the Earth. Have the kids use 3 different colors of clay (4 colors if you want to show the inner and outer core). They could label each layer with little toothpick flags/markers.
Older kids can research the 3 layers and describe the relative temperature and composition of each layer of the Earth as well as the depth of each layer.