5 earth day activities that you can use at home or at school. These easy to do challenges cover math, literacy, STEM and art.
To celebrate Earth Day during distance learning, I have put together a list of activities that I have done in previous years. I have given instructions and ideas on how to adapt them for families:
Learn About Earth Day
This Earth Day information slide deck will make teaching about Earth Day so easy! Just click through each topic and read about how to live sustainably and conserve energy.
Discussion questions are included so that you can have conversations with your students about what Earth Day means to them and how they can change their habits to be more environmentally friendly.
Earth Day Loose Parts
Challenge students to find items around their home to make their own Earth picture. They can used recycle materials, objects from nature, paper, etc.
Earth Day Class Book
You can download the free writing prompt, and post it for families to use. They can write their answer on a piece of recycled paper, record their answer on video, type their answer, etc.
Use scrap paper to cut shapes out and make a flower with them. Students can use construction paper, flyers, newspapers, etc.
If you are looking to challenge families with a STEM activity, you can have them try to make seed bombs. You can find easy instructions on how to make them here. My students loved making these last year!
Read a Book
Have students read a book about Earth Day (I made a collection on Epic! books for you to check out), and reflect on how they can take care of the Earth. Challenge them to do one thing that will help the Earth (recycle, pick up litter, plant flowers, etc.)
Need a graphic to share with families? You can download and use this image (just give credit to Creative Kindergarten when posting it):
What will you be doing with your students for Earth Day? Let me know in the comments!
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