Now more than ever it is important to save the Earth! Spring is a fantastic time to talk to kids about ways we can make the planet a cleaner place. We like to read stories about the Earth and then celebrate everything we learned with a fun Earth Day Craft and writing prompt. The kids really enjoy sharing their Earth Craftivity when it’s all finished, too!
All About Earth Day
The world was, and still is, heavily polluted by leaded gas from automobiles and factories. There have also been numerous oil spills, specifically the one in Santa Barbara, California. In efforts to bring awareness to the world, the first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22nd, 1970. These efforts hoped that people could come together to create a cleaner, greener world.
Now, every year, we remind ourselves and our students about the importance of protecting the Earth. We can do this by recycling, planting trees and using cleaner fuel methods. We can continue to make the Earth a better place by remembering Earth Day all year long.
All About The Earth Day Craft
Completing this Earth Craftivity is simple! Much like all of my craftivities, there are several writing prompt options to choose from. This makes it easy to switch things up from year to year.
Kids will cut out the template of the superhero and attach it to the borders of the writing prompt. You can print the template onto colored paper, or have students color the superheros themselves. Once it’s all put together it looks like the superhero is holding up the Earth! The writing prompt options allow students to write about what it means to reduce, reuse and recycle, record what they know about the Earth, how they can save the earth, how they can recycle and what they like to do on Earth Day. The variety makes it fun for all ages.
Read Alouds and Letter E
I enjoy reading plenty of stories with my kids before we complete crafts. We Are Water Protectors by Carole Lindstrom is a great new read aloud. The story is all about taking care of Mother Earth and all the good things that come from it. The Curious Garden by Peter Brown is another magical read aloud. This book shows students that you can create a garden anywhere, even on a busy city rooftop.
We use this Earth craftivity to study the letter E and work on our fine motor skills in the spring. The finished project makes such a fun display for the hallways. Hopefully the display will motivate students, staff and parents to make green decisions going forward. Feel free to use this Earth Day Writing Craft all year long.
Happy Earth Day Everyone!