Easy Prep Cross Curricular Activities to celebrate Earth Day!
Each activiy below includes the prep needed to do activity with students in the description. It may include just copying worksheet or printing, laminating and cutting center games.Each direction to games are located on one of the game sheets for student use.
Resource Includes the Following:
Earth Day Literature List
Earth Day Writing Station Words:
Print and laminate a few colored copies of the Earth Day Writing Station words for students to use or copy one sheet for each student to put in their writing folder or journal.
♦ “I Love the Earth Classroom Book: Copy cover on cardstock and then copy the student sheet for each student and have them write about how they love the earth. Collect each student paper and make classroom book binding or stapling book together.
♦ “Our Recycling Book: Copy cover on cardstock and then copy the student sheet for each student and have them write and draw about what they can recycle. Collect each student paper and make classroom book binding or stapling book together.
Student Booklet & Worksheets:
♦ “The Earth” Organizers: After reading the books “The Earth Book” students fill out this nonfiction organizer with how they can protect the land, air and water and why it is important to do so.
♦ “I Can Help the Earth” Story: Students write a story about how they can help the earth using the story sheets provided.
♦ “I Love the Earth Student Booklet: Copy and assemble each of the booklets for each student. There are two booklet pages to each sheet about how to protect the Earth. You can copy as many pages as you would like students to do. Students fill in the blank of each Earth page and then draw a picture of what they wrote.
♦ Earth Day Art Project: Copy and assemble the Earth Day project using the directions and template page in unit. Hang the projects in hallway or in the classroom for decorations.
♦ Earth Word Game: Students insert vowels apples (a, e, i, o & u) onto line on the word cards and make words. Students can write words on white boards or paper. They may also use the Make A Word worksheets included in this resource.
♦ Earth Day Roll It! Read It Short Vowel Sounds: Two game cards with words for Short Vowel Sounds of a, e, i, o & u; Students roll one dice and read the words or sentences in the row they have rolled.
♦ Earth Sight Word Game(s): Children place cards face down and take turns drawing a card. If student can read the word, they keep it, if they cannot they must put it back. If they draw a Cloud or Sun Card follow its directions They must read all their cards, the person who has the most cards wins. Memory Game: Make two sets of the word cards and children place the cards face down in rows. They take turns turning two cards over to see if they have matched the same words. If it does they keep both cards, if not they turn the cards back over and the next child has a turn. The person who has the most matches wins the game.
♦ Earth Day Roll & Bump Games : Roll two or three number cubes and add those numbers. Cover that space with your marker. You can bump your partner’s color and take their space! If you cover a space with two markers stacked on top of each other, you lock that space and can’t be bumped. The player to use all ten of their markers first is the winner!
♦ Earth Day Greater Than, Less Than or Equal Clip Game: Children place a paper clip or clothes pin to the correct answer of what symbol: greater than , less than or equal to is correct. Numbers 0-100 are included. Note: Put a little sticker on the back of card in the correct answer space so students can self-correct their answers.
♦ Earth Day Roll & Cover: (2 different games): One Dice Roll: Roll one die and count your dots. Cover the number of dots you rolled with your marker. Two players will need to use two different colors. Covering the most numbers wins! Two Dice Roll: Roll two die and count your dots. Cover the number of dots you rolled with your marker. Two players will need to use two different colors. Covering the most number wins!
Kids have fun while learning about Earth Day!
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