Teaching about ecology in the formative years is a great place to start. Educating young children means putting effort into our future generations to come which is extremely meaningful and purposeful. This unit was created to teach young children about endangered animals, recycling, and about the life cycles that are so important to preserving and protecting our world. This is a great lesson plan for Earth Day or for any day. This thematic unit includes printables for all kinds of activities like cutting and gluing exercises, ideas for hands-on learning experiences in recycling and in teaching about what is biodegradable and about how long things take to decompose. Creative writing stories are also included with room for children to draw pictures and trace or to write their own creative stories.
Endangered animal wall posters are included along with bingo cards featuring those same animals with visual cue cards, life-cycle cards, matching cards, ecology vocabulary with matching cards, a time-line creating strip for how long things take to decompose, memory cards with animals for each continent, and 3-part vocabulary cards for endangered animals like big cats, turtles, porpoises, large and medium land animals, insects, sea animals and more.