Celebrate Earth Day with these draw and write quick-write activities which ask students to draw first before writing. Students create visual details before putting their thoughts into words. Use these for literacy centers, independent work, or as prompts for whole class discussions.
Eleven draw & write subject prompts are included:
• facts about Earth
• caring for the environment
• a favorite outdoor place
• nature observation
• recycling and reusing
• design a recycling poster
• preserving natural resources
• using electricity
• using water
• celebrating Earth Day
• taking care of Earth / the environment
The drawing prompts are simple but challenging, while the writing prompts are open-ended enough to allow for students to be as creative as they like with their writing. Writing space is unlined to allow for all sizes of handwriting and a variety of grade levels.
For best results, have students do all drawings in color, and encourage them to use details and include as much background as possible.
Add this related, science-integrated art lesson: Drawing Patterns From Nature
More “Draw & Write” resources:
Election Day Draw and Write
Draw and Write Literature Response
Graphic Organizers for Fiction and Non-Fiction.
More art lessons and art resources:
Integrating Art Across the Curriculum
- a sampling of integrated art lessons
Start With Art
-- perfect for back-to-school
Art Task Cards
-- for early finishers or art centers
Making Time For Art
-- a free download
I am a retired elementary classroom teacher, a former art teacher, an artist and a writer. I have worked with all elementary grades, and with special groups including ELL, GATE, and At-Risk students. Creating Art With Kids
lessons and resources are designed to foster student creativity, choice, and independence, and to encourage authentic art-making. Consideration is given to developmental appropriateness, differentiation possibilities, and teacher individuality. For this reason, directions are general, expectations are open-ended, and clip art on student pages is kept to a minimum.
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for detailed descriptions and helpful tips about the teaching process for many of my art lessons, some of which are designed to be integrated across the curriculum.
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