Are you planning on celebrating Earth Day? Today I am excited to share some super fun Earth Day activities that are perfect for preschool and pre-k aged children.
This free simple activity plan includes some easy prep ideas for literacy, math, science, and MORE!
Be sure to grab the download above for quick reference (I like to hang ours on the fridge) then scroll on down to take a peek at pictures of each activity to get a better idea!
LITERACY: EARTH DAY WORDS
Let’s work on letter formation on vocabulary with this simple idea! Write various Earth Day words across a large sheet of paper (Examples: Earth, recycle, tree, reuse, water). Have your child say and trace over each word. A few fun ways to work on letter formation include using dot markers, rainbow writing, Q-tip dot painting, or watercolor paints.
MATH: COLOR MY WORLD
Working on color recognition? Give this activity a try! Create a simple spinner by drawing a circle and dividing it into 4 sections. Draw a different colored Earth in each section. On a separate sheet of paper sketch multiple small Earths. Have your child spin the spinner, identify the color, and color an Earth that color. Keep spinning and coloring until all Earths are colored then count up how many of each color Earth you have.
Fine Motor: Play Dough Tray
Add to the fun with THIS amazing Earth Day play dough tray! Here’s a look at what I included on our FAVORITE DOLLAR TREE tray!
-Play Dough (Related: Homemade Play Dough Recipe)
-Blue Glass Gems
-Little Wood People
-Circle Cookie Cutters
Gather a few supplies and set them out on a tray then invite your littles to CREATE!
SCIENCE: EARTH DAY MAGIC MILK
The magic milk experiment is a classic and always so simple to set up. Check out our YouTube video to find out how to do this with your littles this week.
CRAFT: RECYCLED EARTH
Look through your recycle bin for a few items that can be used for stamping (toilet paper tubes, boxes, cap lids, etc.). Cut a large green circle out of construction paper then pair it with a plate of blue paint and the recyclable item stamps. Invite your child to name the shapes they see and stamp away.
SORTING: RECYCLE BIN SORT
Have your child look in your cupboards or a common home recycle bin and sort items by correct type: paper, plastic, metal, or glass.
MOVE: RECYCLE SONG by Jack Hartmann
NEED A FREEBIE?
Grab these Earth Day Letter Mats in the FREE RESOURCE LIBRARY HERE! I love pulling these out and pairing with our favorite Target magnetic letters for simple upper and lowercase letter name and sound review.
Don’t forget too grab the FREE activity download HERE! This plan includes all the ideas shared here on one easy print and refer to sheet. Have fun!