Here are 5 quick and creative ways to celebrate Earth Day in the classroom:
- What do they see? Do they see any creepy crawly insects, birds gliding overhead, new buds or leaves on trees, a clear blue sky, or gray rain clouds? Have students draw or sketch and color their findings in the boxes on their sheet.
- What do they smell? Have students focus on smelling. Can they smell any sweet fragrant flowers, fresh cut grass, or someone grilling in the distance?
- What do they feel? Have students close their eyes and touch the ground. Can they feel the soft grass, or the rough rock, bark on a twig, the warmth of the sun, or even a light breeze?
- What do they hear? Listen closely. Do they hear a bird chirping, other children playing outside, zipping cars in the distance, a school bell, or plants swaying in the breeze?
- What do they taste? This one will have to wait for a later Earth Day Snack!
2. Learn About Ways We Can Save the Earth!
In our Earth Day Activity Pack there are three high-interest kid-friendly informational articles and activities to teach about:
*What is Earth Day?
*Ways to Save Our Earth
*The Natural Cycles of the Earth
3. Plant a Flower Sponge!
4. Spring Clean the Classroom!
solution with Baking Soda, Lemon Juice, and water in a pail. Dip in a paper towel and it’s ready to go. Have students clean bookshelves, cupboards, supply bins, sinks, counters, and door handles. It’s also a perfect time to clean their desks and cubbies inside and out.
*Earth Day Mystery Flaps for Flip Book
*Earth Day Poster
*Acrostic Poem Template
*Earth Day-Themed Papers
*Two Earth Day Writing Prompts
*Vocabulary Flip Flaps
*Vocabulary Posters- perfect for bulletin boards.