***Newly revised, this packet has nearly doubled in size!
This Earth Day packet was designed to use with students in grades K-2. Almost all pages are shown in the item preview!
Included in this packet:
"Earth Day! Earth Day! Read All About It!" Newspaper with a choice of girl or boy on the cover and the following writing activities.
“Kids Making a Difference” Draw a picture of kids making a difference on Earth Day. Write about it.
“What Can I Recycle?” Draw and label items that can be recycled.
“I Can Reuse That?” Draw and show a way that something can be reused instead of thrown away. Write about it.
“Top Three Conservation Tips” Draw and write three ways to conserve resources.
“Superhero Kids!” Look at the pictures and write a way to be a superhero and solve each problem.
Earth Day Vocabulary Cards: These cards can be cut, laminated, and displayed in a pocket chart. They can also be used for a matching game. Some pictures are shown in color, but print nicely in grayscale.
“I Can Protect the Earth!” Directions: As a group, brainstorm ways to recycle, reduce, reuse, and conserve. Have students trace and complete each sentence, then draw matching pictures.
“I Can Recycle” Directions: As a group, brainstorm a list of glass, plastic, metal, and paper items that can be recycled. Identify other items that cannot be recycled. Have students trace each sentence and draw items for each category.
"Fill the Recycling Bin: Students can cut and paste items that can be recycled.
"Earth Day Certificate": Students color the certificate, pledging to make every day Earth Day.
**New to the packet are three read aloud books that give tips for kids on how to reduce, reuse, and recycle. These books are written in a conversational, thought provoking way. They are great way to engage students in a discussion about the 3 R's. The books are meant to be read in order.
"How Can I Reduce What I Use? Tips to Help Kids Go Green" This read aloud book explains what it means to reduce and gives kid friendly examples.
"What Can I Reuse? Tips to Help Kids Go Green" This read aloud book explains what it means to reuse and gives kid friendly examples.
"What Can I Recycle? Tips to Help Kids Go Green" This read aloud book explains what it means to recycle and gives kid friendly examples.
Each book is meant as a read aloud, but I made them easy to print and assemble if you would like to distribute them to your class. Print as single sided, leave stacked, cut down the dotted line, and staple.