Earth Day is on April 22nd, try out these fun and simple activities in your classroom!
Earth Day Sorting Sensory Bin
I am in awe of how pretty blue and green rice look together. I always have the colors on hand, and I use this recipe to whip up new batches every now and then. You can use watercolor paint or tempura paint! I added a sorting activity I bought years ago from the Dollar Tree. Check to see if your local store has it, but I was able to find the SAME ONE on Amazon for under 5 bucks here.
In my Earth Day Pack, I’ve included a book with simple text to teach students all about “The Three R’s: Reduce, Reuse, & Recycle.” You can print the book in color, black and white, or display on any device for a no prep option!
Earth Day Anchor Chart
Have students sort the 3 R’s in this interactive anchor chart.
You know I love a good (and easy) craft! After they listen to the story and complete the anchor chart together, students can follow visual step by step directions to complete a cut and paste sort in the flip book.
If you need some tasks to work on basic skills, I have these Earth Day Basic Skill Flipbooks as well.
Earth Day Picture Books
It can for sure be a struggle to find appropriate books to discuss Earth Day with younger students. A lot of the books out there are pretty lengthy, and the vocabulary (although rich) is a bit too advanced for our kiddos. Here are a few of my favorite simple books perfect for your special thinkers.
The Earth Book by Todd Parr
We Recycle by Torrey Maloof
Balloon Stamping Earth Day Craft
I found this activity on Pinterest from I Heart Arts n’ Crafts and cannot wait to try it out this year with my son! We love printmaking with balloons!
Coffee Filter Earth Day Craft
These coffee filter crafts are nothing new, BUT I love the way these ones turned out from About a Mom. This is always such a fun and easy activity for students.
No Mess Painting in a Bag Earth Day Craft
Well this activity from Still Playing School is genius and great for a little sensory fun!