“It’s Time To Reduce, Reuse & Recycle”
is a “Print & Go” craftivity game
, with a writing prompt
that follows, which is a simple and fun little something to do on Earth Day
To help celebrate I'm knocking a dollar off.
Children pick a partner
and take turns rolling 1st one dice
for numbers 1-6, then 2 dice, adding
them together for numbers 7-12.
They glue the matching numbered square, depicting a recycled
item on their clock. The first one to complete their clock
is the winner.
There are 2 options
for the game clock
I chose to run off the patterns on green because Earth Day
has become synonymous with “Going Green”
Print off whichever pattern is most appropriate for your students.
Children trim and write the numbers on the faceless clock.
Use this clock for older students who are working on telling time
. By writing in the numbers ahead of time, they won’t become confused as to which picture goes where, and writing in the numbers helps reinforce placement.
Choose either the full-color
(2 options) or black & white
recycled items-pattern page for this clock.
Since one page, gives you a grid for 5 students, this hardly takes any color ink.
Serving double-duty, the other clock pattern is numbered, which makes it easier to use it for a manipulative clock, after everyone has completed the game
Simply give students a large and small paperclip to fasten to the center dot of the clock, with a brass brad.
You can then whole-group assess
by calling for whatever times you are working on. Students manipulate the paperclip “hands” to show that time
; you can see at a glance who is having difficulty.
After students have played the game, and you are done assessing, children can use the clocks to remind them of what their family recycles
or what they can personally try to reduce, reuse and recycle
, writing their list on the bookmark writing prompt
I’ve included a colorful completed sample
for you to use as an example.
Finished projects make a nice spring bulletin board
. Staple the writing prompts next to children’s clocks. I’ve included a poster
for the center of your display.
I’m Diane from Teach With Me, wishing you an educational and fun Earth Day
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