Color the World for Earth Day and 24 Other Awesome Ideas!

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It is standardized testing week.  We also have benchmarking assessments due.  Students are off-the-wall because the first hints of warmer Spring weather have arrived.  And I just remembered that I need some celebrate Earth Day activities for April 22 as it is now Wednesday and I’m almost out of time.

Do you think I can just mention our upcycled flash card containers in passing?  No.  Earth Day discussions are important.  But, I need something – and quick…

With all the craziness that is a classroom schedule, finding quick and fun earth day activities for elementary students can be challenging to say the least.

25 Earth Day activities for elementary students

With all the craziness that is a classroom schedule in the spring, finding quick, yet thorough and fun earth day activities for kids can be challenging to say the least.  

When your lesson plans don’t really have time nor space for art projects, crafts, or decorations, you just may be able to squeeze it in during math time – or use a read aloud to discuss during your reading block.

A great way to show students how to reuse and upcycle materials!  Plus, it’s a cool way to recycle all those leftover broken crayon bits in your crayon bins before the end of the year.  Look at you being prepared and already cleaning up spaces before the end of the year rush arrives!  {As a side note:  I am NOT crafty at all and I adore how these actually look like mini Earths.}

With all the craziness that is a classroom schedule, finding quick and fun earth day activities for elementary students can be challenging to say the least.

Would you like a STEM Packet that includes a set of STEM project dice, two page student journal for completing the steps in their project, and four pages of brag bands to print off and have students show off to important others in their life?

STEM activities are being used in classrooms everywhere.  Next time a student asks "when will I use this in the real world?" you will have it covered.

Click HERE to grab the packet and save yourself time!

Earth Day projects

  • Pollution in the Water:  What a great free activity that shows children how to get involved in helping to keep the environment clean.
With all the craziness that is a classroom schedule, finding quick and fun earth day activities for elementary students can be challenging to say the least.
With all the craziness that is a classroom schedule, finding quick and fun earth day activities for elementary students can be challenging to say the least.
  • Word Sort:  Using every day words for celebrating Earth Day for your language learners
With all the craziness that is a classroom schedule, finding quick and fun earth day activities for elementary students can be challenging to say the least.

Earth Day crafts

With all the craziness that is a classroom schedule, finding quick and fun earth day activities for elementary students can be challenging to say the least.
  • Paper Plate Weaving:  Even as an adult now, I remember doing weaving projects in the classroom as a child. What a fun flashback that can be used today!
  • Treat Cups:   Need a snack option alongside one of the educational videos posted below?   Gotcha covered.

Earth Day games

Can you use a super easy Earth Day Activity for your files?

Science Bundle Crayon

Silly question, I know.
Yes please!

Earth Day worksheets

With all the craziness that is a classroom schedule, finding quick and fun earth day activities for elementary students can be challenging to say the least.
With all the craziness that is a classroom schedule, finding quick and fun earth day activities for elementary students can be challenging to say the least.
  • Writing + Art:  This set would be perfect for displaying student work in the hallway.
With all the craziness that is a classroom schedule, finding quick and fun earth day activities for elementary students can be challenging to say the least.
With all the craziness that is a classroom schedule, finding quick and fun earth day activities for elementary students can be challenging to say the least.

Earth Day videos

How do you usually highlight Earth Day in your classroom?  We would love to hear even more great ideas below!

And don’t forget to grab your Color the World for Earth Day Packet to make a super inexpensive memento for the day for your students that encourages recycling – way to lead by example!

Just want a quick freebie?

Download the crayon mold labels below. Enjoy!

With all the craziness that is a classroom schedule, finding quick and fun earth day activities for elementary students can be challenging to say the least.

~Charity

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