1-2-3 Come Do Some More Earth Day Craftivities With Me
Are you looking for a little something to give your students on Earth Day? How about a bookmark? The "Every day should be Earth Day!" bookmarks come in full color or black and white, so your kiddos can color their own. Click on the link to grab them.
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.
Take advantage of this 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 a head 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. 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 so that your students can color them. Click on the link to view/download the Give a Hoot Earth Day Owl packet.
Another cute "craftivity" perfect for Earth Day, involves a litterbug. We don't see littering as much as I used to when I was a child. Eons ago, people threw lots of trash out of their cars, and the countryside was looking like an awful garbage dump.
Thanks to Lady Bird Johnson way back when, laws were passed and fines implemented for littering and "Keep America Beautiful" became a popular slogan.
With that in mind, I nostalgically drew a grumpy old litterbug and designed a "craftivity" around him, that encourages kids to be litter leaders and not litterbugs.
Your students can create their own ugly litterbug, or color and cut out mine.
For some 3D pizzazz, staple a Dixie cup to the bug's belly and wad up a piece of trash paper to put inside.
The packet includes a writing prompt that older students can complete and then glue to the back of their litterbug.
There's also a poster of a song-poem I wrote, plus a black and white "promise" version for students to color.
I've also included some litterbug bookmarks in color as well as black and white. Click on the link to view/download the Litterbug Earth Day Writing Prompt packet.
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"When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world." -John Muir