Earth Day
It's Earth Day! A day we celebrate our wonderful world. A world that gives us so much beauty and abundance. Follow along to learn how to take care of and appreciate our planet Earth.

Today’s Activities

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Listen/Read

Listen to The Earth Book by Todd Parr read by the author, himself. Make a poster that lists the ways you and your family can care for the Earth.

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Estimate

Watch “Peg + Cat” learn to estimate while recycling. Create an estimation station. You will need a clear container and any countable object. Make sure they are all the same size and kind of object. (large paper clips, cereal, marbles, etc). I recommend starting with a small container with 30 or fewer objects. Count the items as you fill the clear container. Write down the secret total. You may want to use another container with a benchmark amount as shown in the video.

Ask your student to estimate (make a thoughtful guess) of the number of objects in the jar. Discuss the process they used to estimate. Repeat the activity again with another number.

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scavenger hunt

Do an Earth Day Scavenger Hunt. Use this list or create your own.

  • Make 3 tree bark rubbings. Sketch 3 spring flowers.
  • Collect 3 rocks.
  • Collect 3 different shaped leaves.
  • Throw 3 pieces of trash in the garbage.
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relax

Learning at home can be stressful at times. Relax and breathe a sigh of relief with the Breathing Butterfly.

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create

Create a Planet Earth Coffee Filter Craft with a coffee filter, washable markers, and water.

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