FREE Earth Day (April 22) Resources

According to the Earth Day Network, “Every year on April 22, more than one billion people take part in Earth Day.  Across the globe, individuals, communities, organizations, and governments acknowledge the amazing planet we call home and take action to protect it.”  This group even has a Green Schools Campaign designed to save money, conserve energy and water, and make us all healthier.

Below are some great projects and resources.  Whether it’s a coloring page, an art lesson, or a full-blown community project, any effort to create an awareness about our planet’s limited resources helps the cause.

Daria Sings for Earth Day                        Click here for this FREE Earth Day song, lyrics, and video download of “We’ve Got the Whole World in Our Hands.”

Scholasitc Earth Day Pattern news_0404_patternClick here for this FREE Earth Day Pattern.  Students think of ways to “give back” to the environment with this Earth Day display.  Have each child write and illustrate one way she can help care for the earth.  Mount each completed paper on a slightly larger piece of recycled gift wrap and add a bow to the top.  Display the projects around an enlarged globe pattern with the title shown.

Information and Coloring Sheet about endangered species for Earth DayClick here to check out FREE Endangered Species Worksheets and Coloring Pages like this one about the Przewalskis Horse.  Bring home environmental concerns in an interesting way that easily connects to reading and science curriculum.

Earth Day Mothers Day Magazine Rolled Necklace Bead PicClick here to check out this FREE Earth Day or Mother’s Day project using old magazine pages, scissors, glue, a toothpick, waxed paper, and some elastic beading thread.  Turn trash into treasure.  Kids feel empowered and moms love these colorful necklaces!

Go Green in the Classroom Teaching UnitClick here to check out this FREE Water Conservation Unit. Scholastic’s “Go Green” winner is chock full of ideas and is integrated across all curriculum areas.


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