Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Celebrate Earth Day

Earth Day is April 22nd.  How do you celebrate Earth day and teach your students to be respectful and kind to our planet Earth?  In kindergarten, I introduce the vocabulary words reduce, reuse and recycle.  Using picture cards and a pocket chart we sort items that we can either reduce their usage, reuse or recycle. We also complete a sorting activity later in the week as follow-up activity to see if they truly understand the concept.
Celebrate Earth Day in the classroom with activities to teach your kindergarten students about ways they can help to protect our mother Earth.
This is a great opportunity to let the students share how they help to protect the Earth at their own home.  Many share that they save cans or water bottles for recycling.
Earth Day sorting activity, reduce, reuse, recycle
Betsy's Kindergarten Adventures is a cute movie to help explain the difference between reduce, reuse and recycle.  It even gives the history as to how Earth day came about.
For a combined writing and art project, students create a crayon resist and water color painting of the Earth.  Then, they write a personal promise to do their part to protect it.
Earth Day art and writing project:  crayon resist and water color art
Earth Day art and writing project:  crayon resist and water color art Earth Day art and writing project:  crayon resist and water color art
All of the items shared above can be found in my Earth Day Packet in my TpT store.
Celebrate Earth Day with four activities to get your students thinking about the Earth.  Learn about garbage, recycling and composting with 2 sorting activities. Create a writing and art activity for your bulletin boards. Practice some addition math facts too.
I wish I would have found this song a little earlier.  I think it would have been great to have my students learn it, to perform it at our weekly assembly.
Enjoy the rest of your week!

0 comments:

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...