## Getting To The Core With Earth Day Activities

1-2-3 Come Do Some Earth Day Recycling Activities With Me

Are you looking for a little something to give your students on Earth Day?  How about a bookmark?  come in full color or black and white, so your kiddos can color their own.  Click on the link to get your copy.

April 22nd is the official Earth Day celebration, but because of the importance of taking care of our earth, I took an entire week to do all sorts of reduce, reuse and recycle activities with my Y5's, proving to them that even young children can make a difference.

Making a class book is a fun way to get your kiddo's excited about writing.

After a short video and class discussion, each child finished their page; I collected and collated them into a booklet. A cover is included.

On their worksheet, students complete the thought for each of the 3 sentences: How do they reduce, reuse and recyle 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 learn and write about reducing, reusing and recycling, is to have them make this simple, but striking 3D 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. Add a photo for that finishing touch.  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."

That's it for today.  I hope you found something here to get your sweeties excited about helping to take care of their planet.

The rain is splattering against my window; such a soothing sound.  I have it open a crack and the air smells wonderfully fresh.  Wishing you a blessed day.

"Everyone wants happiness; no one likes pain, but you can't have the rainbow, unless you have some rain." -Unknown