Earth Day in the Primary Classroom

Earth Day is coming up in a few weeks. Teaching kiddos about Earth Day in the primary classroom will certainly benefit the students and you! The perfect thing about Earth Day is that you can incorporate all subjects into your teaching. Art, science, reading, math, and social studies can all be covered with this holiday.

Science Activities for Earth Day

Earth Day Educational Activities for the primary classroom: homemade bird feeders.

(Source: 4H Earth Day Post)

My kids enjoyed these bird feeders so much. While they’re not 100% focused on Earth Day, they are a great activity to incorporate into Earth Day week’s lessons. Check out my blog post on 4H that shows me helping my students to make bird feeders.

Earth Day Educational Activities for the primary classroom: play-doh hands-on Earth experiment.

(Source: Meet the Dubiens)

I love the hands-on learning activity that teaches students about our Earth. While working with this activity, you can teach your students about each layer of the Earth, and then focus on the Earth’s surface and the importance of keeping it clean and safe.

Earth Day Educational Activities for the primary classroom: BrainPop Jr. video.

(Source: Brain Pop Jr.)

Brain Pop Jr. is my go-to for all things teaching. Students always love Moby and Annie, and their videos teach students in a way that is kid-friendly and interesting. The Earth Day video is fantastic to introduce Earth Day to the students.

Earth day science kit for kids.

(Source: Teach-a-Roo)

This send-home bag is a genius concept from Teach-a-Roo. I love the idea of sending it home so students can teach their parents about Earth Day. This is a great school-to-home connection.

Trash experiment for teaching Earth Day.

(Source: Rain or Shine Mama)

I love this idea of starting this science experiment in January or February (if you can find thawed land) and then checking back in April. If you’re in a colder area of the country, try beginning in March and checking on it during your Earth Day unit.

Reading Activities for Earth Day

Earth Day differentiated reading activity.

(Source: Spring Differentiated Reading Passages)

These differentiated reading passages are made to reach all of your readers. Each theme comes with a fictional and nonfiction passage. Struggling readers and advanced readers can learn about Earth Day at their own reading level. This is part of a larger Spring themed reading passages pack.

Earth Day focused book ideas for elementary school teachers.

(Source: The Educator’s Spin on It)

Stocking up on Earth Day books at the local library is a great idea. Try reading read alouds each day, and then put the rest of the books in reading centers. Books offer great learning opportunities for primary students.

Earth Day Educational Activities for the primary classroom: reading, hands-on crafts, writing, and science activities for students to learn more about Earth Day

(Source: April Paired Passages)

My paired passages have a fiction and nonfiction passage on five different topics. Earth Day is covered in this pack. You can choose to print and go or use it in students’ interactive notebooks.

(Source: Earth Day Flip Book)

This flip book covers reading, comprehension, and writing! And it makes for a cute wall display.

Craft Projects for Earth Day

(Source: Proud to Be Primary)

This blog post is rocking! It’s filled with wonderful crafty Earth Day ideas. I really love the newspaper craft because it teaches the reuse idea while doing arts and crafts!

 (Source: Writing Pack)

Thanks for reading! I hope you got a few ideas for teaching Earth Day in the Primary Classroom. Don’t forget to subscribe to my newsletter for awesome resources all year long.

Earth Day Educational Activities for the primary classroom: reading, hands-on crafts, writing, and science activities for students to learn more about Earth Day
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