I have some Earth Day activities crafts and directed drawing that I want to share today! I’m also resharing my absolute favorite activities and crafts from previous years. These were all created with kindergarten, first grade, and second grade in mind. Oh, and I have a free hativity for y’all too at the end! Whoohoo! Grab your teammates, planner, and favorite beverage and let’s start planning out some Earth Day activities for the upcoming day.
Earth Day Activities Crafts and Directed Drawing
First up, the NEW directed drawing!
Directed Drawings are a fun and motivational activity for students/children to learn to draw. They are also great for fine motor skills, building confidence, and developing creativity! This can be used in a writing station, early finisher activity, or as a follow up activity to an Earth read aloud or a themed unit. Students simply draw the illustration using the steps and pair it with a writing page!
You can also display this step by step YouTube™ video on your screen for students while drawing!
There are over 15 writing options to pair with the directed drawing HERE.
Here’s a look at the step by step illustration pages and writing options included.
Speaking of Directed Drawings, did you see the April Solve and Draw Directed Drawings? Students solve a variety of math problems to complete each part of the picture! These are SO much fun! Perfect for math stations or an earlier finisher activity!
These Vocabulary Cards are great to use when discussing Earth Day words and doing whole group sorts. Plus they are perfect for english language learners. Here’s a little tip: add magnetic tape to the back of the cards and make them interactive by using them on the white board. As a whole group, sort the cards onto the T-Chart!
This cutie little Trash Truck Sort is a sorting activity where students sort and glue the pictures under the correct flip to create a cute little trash truck.
The trash trucks always turn out adorable and make such a cute bulletin board display!
For this Pollution Sort pocket book, students sort the picture/word cards into the correct pocket: pollution – not pollution
Need to get your kiddos moving around the classroom?
This Write the Room is great for that! Tape the picture/word cards around the room and students will go around the room sorting the pictures into the correct category by writing the words in the rectangles.
Here’s an activity you could put in a station.
Earth Day Spin is a partner activity where partners take turns spinning the spinner and coloring the pictures by helps the earth (blue) and does not help the earth (green). The first player to get 4 in a row, wins!
Wanting to incorporate Earth Day into your math learning? Here are some fraction earths just for that! I always LOVE these! Cute (and purposeful) display for the classroom!
And as promised here’s a fun freebie that your students can wear home to show off some of their Earth Day learning!
I hope that these activities help make your Earth Day planning a breeze!