For a bulletin board make a large earth, have each student trace their
hands and write one thing they can do on it to save the Earth. Put
the hands around the Earth and write "The Future Of Our Earth Is
In Our Hands"
Bring in recycled items to make various art projects out of and have
a Recycled Art Show. Can have the children bring in recycled items.
Use a brown paper bag and some newspaper to make a model Earth. Stuff
the bag with the paper and close with a twist tie. Paint the Earth
blue and then when that dries you can either use printable land forms
or have the children use a globe and paint their own.
Have an Earth Friendly Picnic. Tell each parent to pack a brown bag
lunch that is earth friendly. Things like fruit, etc. You supply
cloth napkins. After you are finished collect the brown paper bags
and make puppets from them. While on your picnic have a race to see
who can pick up 3 pieces of trash first.
Need: 2 clear plastic cups, potting soil, transparent tape, radish
seed or grass seed.
Soak enough soil to fill one cup half full. Sprinkle the seeds on
top. Invert the other cup over the top and tape the seams. Place in a
warm, sunny place and wait for the seeds to sprout.
A terrarium is like a tiny world. The top cup is like the sky. It
traps the evaporating water from the soil and recycles it over and over.
Happy Earth Day Coloring Book
by US Environmental Protection Agency
A downloadable 11-page coloring book full of tips for making the
Earth a better place.
Endangered Species Coloring Book "Save Our Species"
Marine Debris Coloring Book
Coloring book reminds everyone not to litter.
Environmental Coloring Pages
Earth Day Printables
Wordsearch, crossword, coloring pages and more.
Earth Day Hidden Message Puzzle (pdf)
An interactive site featuring characters that help teach children the
importance of caring for our planet and everything in it. This site
also contains printable sections. Printable recycle kit and coloring pages.
Lorax's Save The Trees Game
I am the Lorax. I speak for the trees. I've come here to celebrate
Earth Day, so please Come join me and help spread the message I
bring. Be a friend to the trees and to each living thing.
Bring your preschoolers, early readers (and anyone needing a homework
break) to Dr. Suess' cyberspace playground to catch Truffula seeds in
a Shockwave basket.
Play games and learn about nature and the environmental issues.
With this Derby, students will learn the fundamentals of Internet
research and discover challenging ideas about ecosystems and
important environmental issues. The Derby does all of this in a fun,
Only-Earth Science Enterprise
Learn about NASA earth science projects related to air, land, water,
weather. Site features lesson plans and games.
National Arbor Day
Use crayons or chalk to crate rubbings of various tree parts. Place
leaves under a single sheet of newsprint. Rub the crayon over the top
of the paper until the imprint of the leaf appears. Try making
additional rubbings using bark and maple leaves.
Pine Needle Brushes
Cut branches from a pine needle tree. Place the branches at the easel
so that the children can use them to apply paint.
Items Made From Trees
Collect items from around the classroom for children to sort and
classify as those made from trees as "wooden items" and
"non-wooden items." Label and provide boxes or similar
containers for the children to place the items. Have the children
count the number of items in each category and record the results.
Collect and plant seeds from fruits that grow on trees such as apples
and citrus fruits. Make and record predictions about when the plants
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