Sunday, April 13, 2014

Earth Day Fun!!

Happy Sunday, Bloggy friends! Kerri here...

Well, we're back from Branson, Missouri, y'all!! IT was soooo super fun! We explored caverns, kayaked down the Taneycomo river, went to the Titanic museum, and even caught a show!! I don't want to go back to school tomorrow!! Waaaaa.
Here is my favorite picture from our trip...


Earth Day is just a over a week away!I can't believe it!! Where the heck is April going??

Earth Day is one of my favoritest days (holidays? What do I call it exactly??) to teach my kidlets all about, mostly because they REALLY take it seriously and become so motivated to help keep the Earth clean. 

Here are some of the activities that I did with my class last year to celebrate Earth Day...

First, we made this super EASY PEASY (and pretty) Earth Day art and wrote about how we could help save the Earth...

Here are the dimensions, if you would like to make them with your class, along with writing paper and the Earth template for your kids to color and cut out (clipart courtesy of DJ Inkers)...

9 x 12 light blue background
5 x 12 skin color (I folded it in half, traced one my kids' hands and then cut it out once)
Earth pattern (click picture above to access this)
3 x 4 paper folded in half for the heart (I used pretty scrapbook paper)
Writing paper so the kids can write how they love the Earth (also included with download, click photo above)


We also made a little "I Love the Earth" bubble map to help us describe the Earth. This helped us when when we wrote about it (click image to download)...

We also had LOTS of fun playing with examining earthworms in a VERY scientific way after reading Diary of a Worm...
SO NASTY!!


Isn't his expression priceless?? This was the BEST ACTIVITY EVER!!

We also had LOADS of fun with my Earth Day Math and Literacy Centers...


Here are my kids having fun with the centers...
Counting Patterns

Graphing

Number Puzzles


Syllable Sort

They also used my Earth Day Writing center to write all about the Earth...






Finally, to complete all this Earth Day goodness, how about another Earth Day Number Puzzles FREEBIE from my TPT store! Click on the picture to download it for yourself...

Whew!! That was a lot of Earth Day fun!! Hope you found some activities that you can share with your kiddies!! Happy Earth Day, friends!!
XOXO Kerri B


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