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Earth Day - What Does it Mean to be Green - Actiivities and Printables

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This is a set of printables, worksheets and activities to introduce the concept of living "green" to young learners. It can be presented at any time during the year, and is especially appropriate during Spring, and for Earth Day.

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• What does “being green” mean? - discussion and worksheet
• “I can…” statements for Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Children write or dictate their statements, and draw picture.
• Matching game – 9 “green” pictures. Play Concentration/memory.
• 3 printables – Finish the picture; trace lines; write or dictate a conversation in word balloons.
• Why do we need clean water? – discussion/worksheet
• Categorizing game – sort clean and polluted water pictures.
• “I can…” statement – I can help keep water clean by… - draw picture.
• What is a renewable resource? Discussion/worksheet.
• Worksheet – draw 4 renewable resources (labeled)
• What are some things that can be recycled? – paper, aluminum, plastic – discussion/worksheet.
• Center – sort cutout recyclables onto recycle bin mats.
• Cut and paste activity – sort recyclables onto recycle bins – color and b/w.
• Worksheet – talk about the recycle symbol, and design another one.
• What is composting? – discussion and cut and paste worksheet.
• What should happen to things we don’t need anymore? – discussion and worksheet – recycle, donate, throw away.
• Earth Day worksheet – 4 things that can be done to help our Earth and the people who live here.
• Posters to color (2)

If the concepts in this product seem a little advanced for your group, try this one - Earth Day Activities for Early Learners Hands-On Interactive Preschool Pre-K


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