1-2-3 Come Reduce, Reuse and Recycle With Me!
April 22nd is fast approaching. Do you need a little something to plug in for Earth Day?
I've been busy designing some quick and easy writing prompts, craftivities, and a game, that I think you'll enjoy.
Making a class book is a fun way to get your kiddo's excited about writing. Each child completes their page; you collect and collate them.
Students complete the thought for each of the 3 sentences. How do they reduce, reuse andrecyle to help our earth?
Remind them about capitalization, spacing and punctuation, so that you cover those standards as well.
When you share the completed book with your class, have each child read their own page.
Add some pizzazz by having students color the illustrations and then glue their own school photo over either the girl or boy's face. Click on the link to view/download the Earth Day Class Book.
Another way you can have students write about reducing, reusing and recycling, is to have them make this simple, but striking Earth Day dangler.
The recycling symbols and hearts are glued together to form 3 sides; one for each R word. Students write how they reduce on one heart, how they reuse on another and finally how they recycle on the 3rd one.
Hang from a yarn loop so the writing prompt "craftivity" twirls and dangles from the ceiling.
Click on the link to view/download the Earth Day Writing Prompt Dangler.
Finally, I made an Earth Day game that helps review clock numbers, simple addition, and things that can be recycled.
Students roll first one, and then two dice, to get a time-to-the-hour number that they write on their clock.
They then glue the matching numbered item that it is "time to reduce, reuse or recycle."
Click on the link to view/download Earth Day: It's Time To Recycle Clock Game.
For more Earth Day "craftivities" scroll down to the next article. Thanks for visiting today. Feel free to PIN anything you think may be helpful to others.
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