Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Earth and Earth Day (includes recycling) Sunday April 22 (Updated with more activities)

Earth, Earth Day and

What do your preschoolers know about their environment? This is a good time to  talk about animals or plants or other parts of the natural world. I suggest also talking about how to take care of the world. April 22 is Earth Day, a natural time to talk about caring for the world. 

READ Books:

Earth Book By Todd Parr
Michael Recycle By Ellie Bethel

Compost Stew By Mary Mckenna Siddalis
Biscuit's Earth Day Celebration By Alyssa Satin Capucilli
Earth Day: An Alphabet Book By Gary Kowalski
Earth Day By Mercer Mayer
Earth Day Every Day By Lisa Bullard
Recycling Is Fun By Charles Ghigna (recycling)
Little Seeds By Charles Ghigna (taking care of earth planting seeds) 
Heal The Earth By Julian Lennon 

Big Bear Hug By Nicholas Oldland (Save Forest and Tree)
Panda Bear, Panda Bear What Do You See By Bill Martin Jr (Endangered Animals)
10 Things I Can Do To Help My World By Melanie Walsh

We Planted A Tree By Diane Muldrow 
I Can Save The Earth By Allison Inches
Thank You Earth By April Pulley Sayre
Don't Throw That Away By Lara Bergen
I Love Our Earth By Bill Martin Jr. 

The Earth and I By Frank Asch
Earth Day Birthday By Maureen Wright 
Curious George Discovers Recycling By H.A. Rey
We Need Water By Charles Ghigna (Keep water clean)
Pick Up The Park By Charles Ghigna (recycling)
Why Should I Recycle By Jen Green (K-2)
On Earth By G. Brian Karas (K-2)

Songs and Rhymes:

Clean Up  Credit Preschool
Sung to: "Twinkle, twinkle, little star"

Twinkle twinkle little star
Time to clean up where you are.
Put litter back in its place,
Keep a smile upon your face.
Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
Time to clean up where you are.

Litter Bugs Credit Preschool
Sung to: "Frere Jacques"

We're not litterbugs
We're not litterbugs,
No siree, no siree!
We pick up our trash,
We pick up our trash,
Yes siree, yes siree!

Pick it up!
(To London Bridge)
See the litter?  Pick it up!
Pick it up!  Pick it up!
See the litter?  Pick it up!
We’re not litterbugs!


Upcycled Plastic Egg Music Shaker

Painting with recycled objects 

Sensory Play For Earth Day 

Fine Motor Recycle Sorting Game  

Happy Earth/ Sad Earth Sorting Game  

Free Earth Day Pack for Toddlers and Preschoolers 

Earth Fine Motor Q tip Painting printable 

Draw on Coffee filters with blue and green markers and then use a spray bottle to spritz with water- do not get them too wet with the water (as the water hits it will be a watercolor effect)

Do Things outside- go for a nature walk in your neighborhood or nearby park- help to pick up trash! Plant a tree or plant flowers, weed, and take better care of the earth.

Recycle or reuse old cardboard boxes or bottles, bottle tops etc for a recycled art project. Build a robot, paint with the recycled materials.

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