Earth Day Learning Activities for Preschool

Earth Day is approaching so it’s time to get those plan books out and get to work finding  engaging activities to help teach our kiddos about our favorite planet, Mother Earth!

Here are some Earth Day interactive activities for your favorite preschoolers that cover everything from math and science to crafts! Keep those little fingers busy and those brilliant minds learning!

Freddy the Fish ~ A story about water pollution.

Teaching science is a fun and engaging activity with this science experiment! Check out this idea on how to help students explore pollution for Earth Day or any science lesson!

Let your preschoolers experience the effects of pollution as you read aloud Freddy the Fish. This interactive story gives little minds a great visual to help them understand the importance of protecting our water ways from pollution.

Preschoolers will go on an first hand journey with Freddie as he travels downstream to find out what happens as he ventures away from his part of the river. As he encounters different toxins, you and the kiddos add various “pollutants” to his water.
Teaching science is a fun and engaging activity with this science experiment! Check out this idea on how to help students explore pollution for Earth Day or any science lesson!
This interactive story offers great opportunities for discussion on Freddy’s feelings as well as observations of what is occurring and how it relates to real life. A concluding discussion could incorporate brainstorming of ideas on how thing could be handled differently in the story as well as things they can do to help protect our water.

You can find full details of this interactive story and science experiment when you visit Tammy at The Owl Teacher.

Earth Day Math Sensory Bin

Math Sensory Bin

Time to Time to engage the sensed in some math exploration by filling your sensory table with green and blue rice along with plastic eggs (recycled from Easter – very Earth friendly), marbles, and little condiment cups.

Math Sensory Bin 2
Preschoolers will practice number identification, counting, skip counting one-to-one correspondence, addition, and measuring in this interactive math center. The full details can be found when you visit Mary Catherine at Fun A Day

 

Earth Day patterns using gems and rocks. Plus FREE Earth Day vocabulary posters! Perfect for preschool, pre-k, or kindergarten.

Let’s keep the paperless theme going here with this great preschool math activity. Grab some bowls, fill them with pebbles and some green and blue gemstones and have your preschoolers practice building patterns.

I found this gem of an activity (hehe!) on Jackie’s Pocket of Preschool Blog.

Earth Day Literacy Center ~ Letter Pick-Up

This is a super fun way to get your kiddos moving and practicing letter & letter sound recognition.


Crumple up the letters and scatter the balls of trash across the floor. Give the kiddos each a little trash claw to go around the room and collect the trash. (I’ve seen mini ones at my local $$ store as well as in Target and on Amazon.)

As they pick up the trash and uncrumple it they say the letter and it’s sound! They can also use a dab a dot marker to complete a Do A Dot paper as they find their letters.

You can visit Mrs. Jones’ Creation Station or you can go directly to her TpT store for  the free printable to Letter Pick-Up.

Read Alouds

One of the best things we can do to help our kids grow intellectually is read, read, read to and with them. Check out my post on the 10 Best Books for Earth Day that are great for preschoolers.

Earth Day ~ Shaving Cream Art

So simple and fun. Only 3 ingredients needed
Shaving cream
Food coloring (blue & green ofcourse!)
2 paper plates

Click on over to Fit Kids Clubhouse for a full rundown on this Earth Day craft.

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