Earth Day is always such a fun theme in the classroom. Not only is it important to teach our youngsters how to be kind to the Earth, but it also is super engaging. Here are a handful of fun Earth Day activities and ideas that target standards while still delighting students.
The writing that can be generated around Earth Day is so on point. The kids really get into the process and the cause behind it all. Here are just a few of Earth Day activities that have worked well for me in both whole group and center settings.
Incorporating photos takes writing to a whole new level. Case in point . . . (see photo below). The kids always dig that they are an important piece of this write. Engagement and work quality go through the roof. Not only is this simple idea wonderful for Earth Day, but it looks absolutely delightful in the windows.
RANDOM CROWD-PLEASING IDEAS
Earth Day is a wonderful occasion to really do up right in the classroom. Over the years, I started to theme as much as possible during the week surrounding this feel-good day. If you are looking to do the same, I packed all of my STANDARDS-BASED reading and writing activities into a fun Earth Day packet. We’re talkin’ a parts of speech, fact/opinion, cause and effect work, friendly letter writing, compare/contrast, and so much more. Why not get the most out of your themed studies, right??
Alright my friends. I am out of here. I hope you picked up a few new Earth Day activity ideas to use with your students this year. Thanks so much for taking the time to pop in for a visit.