Earth Day, which falls on April 22nd every year, is a day celebrated across the globe, as we take the time to talk about how we can be responsible stewards of this earth. On Earth Day, some people plant trees, some communities hold huge beach cleanups, and children all over learn more about how we can take care of our beautiful planet. We’ve rounded up some of the best printables and links for you to use with your children and students to help celebrate this important day!
Earth Day Mini Book | Teaching’s A Hoot
Look at this adorable little mini book on Earth Day! It is a list of ways for children to help take care of the planet. It would be great as a read aloud or for emergent readers to practice their reading and to color in.
Recycle Theme Dot Stamper | Living Montessori Now
We love Do-A-Dot stampers, and this is a great theme page for the letter ‘R’ for recycle.
Earth Day Writing Papers | Elementary Matters
This is a great set of writing papers with an Earth Day theme- perfect if you have children writing! Use some prompts such as “what can you do to keep the earth clean?”, “what do you love most about the earth?” or “write a story about keeping the earth safe” and see what your students come up with! If you don’t have writers, it’s always fun to have a student dictate a story or their answers for an adult to record, then have them illustrate! (This page also has an earth day theme book list and a song!)
Earth Day Printables Pack | Trillium Montessori
This large pack is full of pre-language activities such as various sorting works; oral language games for developing vocabulary; as well as math printables.
Earth Day Pattern Cards | D Conway
Look at these fun patterning cards! Patterning is such an important pre-math skill and pattern cards are such an easy activity to coordinate with themes.
Earth Day Tally Marks and Numbers | KidSparkz
Look at these tally marks and numeral matching sheet! Such an interesting way to reinforce how tally marks work.
Sensory and Motor Activities
Earth Day Sensory Small World Bins | Fun Learning For Kids
This looks like so much fun! Bins to represent freshwater, salt water and the beach is such a creative and fun way to celebrate the 75% of our planet that is covered in water! Maybe we should consider naming our beloved planet Water, instead.
Earth Day Slime | Little Bins for Little Hands
Slime! This blog has some really fun slime recipes, and this post has recipes for Earth Day slimes- including fluffy slime, glittery slime and more!
Arts and Crafts
No Mess Earth Painting | Still Playing School
Easy, no mess painting projects? Yes please! What a simple craft- and squishy paint in a bag is always fun!
Earth Day Collage | I Heart Crafty Things
This art project is also great for developing fine motor skills with all the gluing and tearing of pieces of paper for the collage!
Earth Day Balloon Painting | I Heart Arts N Crafts
This may be one of the most fun looking art projects we’ve seen! Balloons and paint? Yes, please!
Earth Day Movement Song | Mr. Mike
This is such a fun movement song to use for Earth Day circles!
Earth Day Song Collection | A to Z Teacher Stuff
There are so much clever Earth Day songs out there- here’s a good long list for you to add to your circle singing time!
Earth Day Playlist | bullfrog_betty
Here is a ready made playlist on Spotify of songs that are perfect for Earth Day and preschoolers!
Melting Plastic Experiment | Left Brain Craft Brain
There are some amazing science experiments out there to pair with an Earth Day theme! This one involves different types of plastic- your students will love how cool the melted plastic looks! A great project to tie into a recycling theme!
Recycled Paper | Schooling A Monkey
Making recycled paper with children is a time intensive project but what an amazing result!
Inspiration from Instagram
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Earth Day 🌏 themed activities are so fun! I wish we had all day to do more activities today and could share them all with you. But today was filled with errands and other to-do list tasks. So, I am sharing some of my favorite activities for Earth Day from some of my favorite Instagram accounts. Hope you enjoy them. ————————— Pom Pom Painted Earth Day Craft – @littleoneslearn Planet Suncatchers – @ticketyboo_childcare Plantable Paper Earths – @wander.seek.explore Book suggestions for Earth Day – @loveandletgrowblog Egg Shell Earth Mosaics – @readtomeactivities ————————— I also am sharing an activity list for some easy activities you can do at home all week for Earth Day! . . . . . #redcrayonimagination #earthdayforkids #earthdaykids #earthdayactivities #earthdaycrafts #earththeme #earthbooks #momsofinstagram
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