Tons of crafts, writing, and get up out of your seat – fun activities!
Pg. 3-4 Earth Day! – a foldable book about Earth Day– hot dog fold it – then hamburger fold it – fill it out
Pg. 5 Can You Find a Friend? - a fun way to start the lesson on Earth Day or use it as a last day activity – students walk around the room and find friends who have completed each earth saving activity – have them write their friends name in the box
Pg. 6-8 It’s In My Hands – 10 things I Can Do for the Earth! - a fun review project – copy onto appropriate colored paper – write the ten things on each finger – keep them short – 1 word or phrases – punch holes and string yarn through all three holes making sure everything is facing in the same direction – can hang from a tack in the hall along the wall or dangle from the ceiling – see example
Pg. 9 Write an Acrostic Poem about Earth – can mount on construction paper and display
Pg. 10-11 My Litter Clean Up Graph / Tally it up sheet – Go clean up the playground! -use the tally sheet to keep track of what kind of litter you pick up – transfer the tally marks onto a graph - answer the questions
Pg. 12-22 I Love the Earth! – a writing and craft activity – students can write about why they love the earth or how they can take care of the earth – three choice of writing papers depending on the needs of your students – copy patterns onto appropriate colored construction paper – see example
Pg. 23-28 Earth Day Cause and Effect Book – copy pages A and B back to back to form a book – attach the effect pockets by gluing sides and bottom only – copy pages C and D back to back and cut out the cause cards – write 5 things that would cause a healthy earth and 5 things that would cause a damaged earth – put them in the pockets
Pg. 29- 32 My Perfect World! - have students draw their perfect nature scene - I have students use colored pencils for this step – cut up the smaller cards and place them in a bowl that can be shared by a small group of students – have them choose three cards and add the items written on the cards into their pictures – nothing changes – the pictures will stay beautiful – then cut up the larger cards and place them in a bowl – have each student in the group choose one card – add that item to their drawing – I usually have them use crayons for this step – have them add anything that will be needed – parking lots, roads, people, smoke in the air – What effect did this have on their perfect world?
Pg. 33-34 Let’s Recycle abc order – write the recycle words in abc order – challenging words with same first letters
Pg. 35-37 Recycle or Trash? – keep track of your trash at home or at school – what can be recycled or reused – copy pages A and B back to back and fold on the solid lines
Pg. 38-40 Saving Energy book – copy pages A and B back to back to form a book – learn about ways to save energy – a place for students to write their own ideas on the back
Pg. 41-43 Saving Our Energy Game – a fun game to play with your class – give every student about 10 energy tickets to use – every time they get out of their seats to sharpen a pencil, use the bathroom, get a drink of water, get supplies, get a tissue – they have to turn in an energy ticket to your box/basket – you don’t have to collect the tickets if you are having the class get up to go to lunch or recess – or give them more tickets and make them use an energy ticket for any type of movement out of their seat – at the end of the day have everyone count their tickets - whoever has the most energy left at the end of the day wins
Pg. 44 Thanks and credits