Earth Day Activity
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Earth Day is right around the corner and I have been trying and trying to come up with an idea that hasn’t been done yet- not an easy task. But, I think I came up with one. I hope you like it!
water color paints
Copy a template for each child .
Completing the Activity
Introduce the activity and give each student a copy of the Earth from the template and have him/her paint or color it. I prefer water colors simply because you can still see the writing through the paint. Set them aside to dry. Once they are dry, have students cut them out.
Then brainstorm as a group (or with your child) a list of things we can do to help the save the Earth. Some ideas are: recycle, create a home compost bin, walk or bike to school, take shorter showers/baths, plant trees etc.
Explain to the group what the phrase, “The Earth is in my Hands” means.
Have students trace one another’s hand and cut them out.
Then have them write something they can do to help the Earth on each finger. Each student can do as many as they like or you can tell them they have to do a certain number. Then students can fill out the Give Me ___! paper. Write the number of things written on the fingers in the blanks or use the Give Me 5 ! template.
Finally, put it all together and share!
Here are some examples created by my first grade students:
Other Earth Day ideas from Boy Mama Teacher Mama:
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