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Great activities to get your class excited about Earth Day


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Let's have some fun on Earth Day :)


On the 22nd of April 2017 it is Earth Day again; this is a great time to teach your class about conservation and the environment. with this in mind I thought it would be a great idea to round up some ideas for fun ways to bring Earth Day into your classroom (I wish I could say these were all my ideas but no, they have been collected from around the internet, although I have used a lot of them and can safely say they are fab!)

Make your own weather station!
This is a really great hands-on activity for the children, it does not take a lot of equipment and is fantastic to explain the weather and changes in climate!



Get full details here at the wonderful nurture store blog!

Another fantastic (although messy) idea is to get the class making their own recycled paper. If you are anything like me your classroom scrape tray is overflowing with random bits of paper that you cannot use. Get the kiddos to make their own recycled paper from the pulp of unwanted scrap! They love doing this and once they start they will be bringing you handmade paper from home as well!





There are great instructions here at Schooling a Monkey


And of course you could always get them growing their own plants. This is fun in itself but when you add eyes and hair it is even better! Check out this lovely Crafting is my Life blog post with pictures on making this process fun!






With all these physical activities you may also want to teach them some facts about Earth Day and conservation, don't forget to check out my Earth Day PowerPoint and worksheets pack for a fun way to get your class excited about saving the environment.


https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/earth-day-powerpoint-and-worksheets-11548659

16 comments:

  1. Wonderful examples of making Earth Day tangible for students! I especially like the Making Paper recycling activity! Thanks for sharing these hands on, and engaging, activities!

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    1. Thanks! Yes making paper is such a learning experience and lots of fun. Thanks for commenting.

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  2. Great Earth Day activities! Thanks for posting.

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    1. They are, Earth Day is a great time for hands on activities.

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  4. These are all wonderful activities! Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Yes I love learning with physical experiences, so great for the kids.

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  5. So many cute ideas for Earth Day!!!! Your plant looks adorable :)
    Julie

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    1. They really are great! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  6. What a great collection of ideas! Thank you!

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