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.
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.
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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