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Does anyone have a great idea for Earth Day? I discovered several great ideas on Pinterest, but I wanted something very simple that would take little or no prep time.
In prior years I’ve read the book: The Earth Book by Todd Par. This is a non-fiction, easy text, that elicits lots of questions and thinking with young children. It is printed in paperback and hard cover.
After reading and discussing the importance of Earth Day, we brainstorm a list of ways that we can make a difference.
In Todd Parr’s book there are lots of examples of ways to care for the earth. Your students can brainstorm ideas before and after reading the book.
As an easy classroom activity that can be sent home that day, I created the mini book, “Planet Earth.” You will need legal paper to print copies for your students. The legal-sized paper must be folded per instructions to create a “Little Book.” My kids have made so many of these books that the folding technique is a breeze for them. However, if your students have never folded a “Little Book”, you may want to have an extra adult in the room to help with the folding or you may consider folding the books before the lesson.
This is a simple and quick activity for Earth Day! Enjoy!