Earth Day
Today is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day! This day is dedicated to making our Earth a better place to live. What can you do to help the Earth?

Today’s Activities

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Listen/Read

Trees are an important part of our Earth! They give us oxygen, provide materials for building, and shelter for animals. Find out more about trees in today’s book called Forests. (scroll down to day 18)

Here are some words from the nonfiction book about forests. Discuss these words with someone. Can you come up with a hand motion for each word?

  • needles
  • broad
  • equator
  • canopy
  • shade
  • sprout
  • shelter
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math

Check out this real story about a man that painted the trunks of trees blue! See if you can solve the math problems related to this story.

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mystery Science

What do you wonder about trees? Do you want to find out what the biggest tree is in the world? How do we know the answer to this question? Visit Mystery Science to find out!

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Tree snacks

Just for fun! If you have a banana, peanut butter, and some type of cereal, you can make this yummy tree snack!

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let's move

The Tree Pose is one of the most popular yoga poses. Can you follow Maximo and use your balance to practice these exercises? They will make your balance better and your body stronger.

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draw/paint

Abstract art is modern art which does not really look like the images we see in our everyday world. Try your hand at drawing an abstract tree. You can use this worksheet to help you.

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