1-2-3 Come Give A Hoot With Me
Are you looking for an activity for Earth Day (April 22nd)? If you're into owls, then I think you'll enjoy the "Give a Hoot; Don't Pollute!" writing prompt craftivity. Take a close look and you'll see that I used 2D shapes to design the owl, which provides a teachable moment on Earth Day to review shapes, as well as ways your students can take care of the earth.
The packet includes the owl poster pattern pieces and a writing prompt for older students. They can glue this to the back of their poster.
Completed projects look wonderful suspended from the ceiling.
I set this up as a listening and following directions-whole group activity, so that I could assess how my students were doing with that life skill.
Everyone got a large sheet of blue construction paper at their desk, along with the owl body and caption to cut and glue to their poster.
When everyone accomplished that, I passed out the shapely owl pieces.
To expedite this, I had set all of them out in student piles ahead of time. From there I'd hold up a piece and glue it on my sample and my Y5's would do the same.
We continued "monkey see-monkey do" 'til everyone had their poster done, which took us about 12 minutes. If you have older students, they can simply get their supplies and work away.
I've also included some "Give a hoot" bookmarks in full color as well as black and white for your kiddos to color. Click on the link to view/download the Give a Hoot Earth Day Owl packet.
Well that's it for today... Short and sweet, or at least I'm trying. Thanks for visiting. I have my grandchildren Kaitlyn and Kaiden today. (5 months and 2 years)
Hopefully the weather will warm up, so we can go for a nice long stroller ride. Regardless, it will be a day filled with snuggles and giggles. Wishing you a love-filled day too.
1-2-3 Come Celebrate Earth Day With Me!
My Y5's enjoyed learning how to care for our planet more than on just Earth Day. I took an entire week to teach them how even little kids could make a difference by simply turning the water off while they brushed their teeth, as well as not being a litter bug.
We were always amazed at how much small trash we cleaned up from our playground and fenced in areas, as we went outdoors for "Operation Clean Up!"
We had wonderful discussions of other things we could do and what they as a family were already doing.
A creative way to have students write about how they reduce, reuse or recycle, helping to take care of, and love our earth, is by making the "I Love The Earth" personal writing prompt "craftivity."
Students cut and colored their planet earth and glued it to a heart, where they wrote what they did to help out.
I traced my students' hands and they drew a self portrait to make this a real cute keepsake, as well as an awesome hallway display.
Click on the link to view/download We Love The Earth craftivity.
You can use the Happy Earth Day poster as a center for your spring bulletin board, and then scatter the portraits around it.
The cans on the poster have letters that say: We Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Make a copy of your students' school pictures and have them glue it to the lid.
Click on the link to view/download the Earth Day poster.
"My Family Recycles!" Is a quick and easy writing prompt bookmark. Students color their recycling tub and symbol and jot down all of the things their family does to recycle.
Click on the link to view/download the Earth Day bookmark.
Finally, an interesting way to have students examine the importance of recycling, and see what they can do, is to take a look at what their family throws out.
This packet includes a letter to parents, recording data analysis sheet + graphing extensions and a writing prompt craftivity, to pull it all together.
Click on the link to view/download What's In Your Garbage? Earth Day activities.
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I hope you and yours enjoy being keen and "going green!"
"Life is a great big canvas and you should throw all the paint you can on it." -Danny Kaye