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Earth Day preschool centers are a great way to get kids working on math and literacy while learning about the planet.
Earth Day worksheets for preschool are a fun way to get some extra tracing, scissors, and gluing practice in.
This set includes a fun preschool Earth Day craft hat, class recycling labels, as well as lots of fun Earth-friendly learning activities.
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EARTH DAY PRESCHOOL ACTIVITIES
You will probably need a wide variety of Earth Day activities for your preschool lesson planning. We’ve included activities ranging from alphabet and counting to patterns, sight words, and more. Check them out below.
Earth Day Math Activities for Preschool
Anytime we are teaching early math we need to cover different parts of number sense. In the following math activities, you’ll find counting, subitizing, graphing, 10 frames, and more to teach number sense during your preschool Earth Day theme.
Earth Day Playdough Tallies
Earth Day 10 Frames
Tallies are a great way to count and represent numbers. We LOVE this Fine Motor idea of creating the tallies with playdough, and of course we did them in earth theme colors.
Making 10 is a kindergarten math standard, but we can start working on it in preschool. We used playdough balls, but bottle lids would be a fun option here as well.
Spin & Recycle Graphing Activity
Spin & Count Earth Day Cleanup Game
Graphing is another important early math and science skill. Here we use a spinner to randomly choose our colors to graph.
You may have a chance to go out and actually pick up some trash. This game is an indoor, small table version of that. We scattered garbage (pom poms) on our earth. Then we rolled a dice and counted how many pieces of trash to pick up.
Tree Planters Counting Activity
Roll, Count & Conserve Water Math Game
I love to bring nature into our learning. For this activity, I would collect twigs from outside to use as your counting trees. You can “plant” them in a pot of dirt or use brown playdough.
Another important Earth Day topic is water conservation. This activity is a fun way to practice counting while pretend play collecting and saving our water.
Earth Day Literacy Activities
In preschool, we work on a range of literacy skills depending on where our kiddos are at. Here are earth-themed centers for alphabet letters, syllables, sight words, and more to use in your Earth Day preschool theme.
Earth Day Alphabet Activity
Earth Day Sight Words Activity
Planting trees is such an important way to help our planet. Plant some real ones if you can, but you can also practice letter matching with these fun paper trees.
Sight words are a critical part of early fluency in reading. We are practicing our first 25 sight words here using our letter stamps and some playdough.
Earth Day Alphabet Matching
Earth Day Syllables Activity
A recycle-themed sensory bin could be a great way to use these letter cards. I would fill the bin with bottle lids and plastic letters. The kids can fish out the letters and place them on the matching cards.
There are so many fun ways to use this Earth Day Syllables activity. We used marbles to mark the syllables, but bottle lids would be fun as well.
Earth Day Sorting Activities for Preschool
Sorting is a skill kids need in the future for science and classification. Here we get to practice sorting and practice becoming a good members of the community as well.
Recycle Sorting Activity
Classroom Recycle Sorting Labels
This activity helps children differentiate and categorize various items to place them with like items. This is a math and literacy skill, and it helps children practice recycling.
One of the best ways to practice recycling is to set up a recycling station in your classroom. We use these labels for this. Kids can sort items they bring from home or in our box.
More Earth Day Crafts and Activities for Preschool
If you need an idea for the art center, circle time, or some fun additional earth day activities, these Earth Day crafts and printables are for you.
Tree Planters Counting Activity
Recycle Bin Color Patterns
This Earth Day Hat craft is the CUTEST!! The kids will love coloring their little heart earth, and then they can proudly wear it home and teach their family what they’ve learned about caring for our planet.
Recycle bins can come in lots of colors. For this Earth Day activity, we are creating color patterns to match the recycle bins.
Earth Day Shape Puzzles
Caring for the Earth Chart
We love these puzzles for some fun shapes practice.
This interactive chart allows kids to show and talk about different ways they have learned to care for our planet.
Earth Day Worksheets
Do you ever need something fast, no-prep, print-and-go for a sub or one of those super crazy preschool days?
These Earth Day worksheets are the perfect last-minute fill-in for your lesson plans. They’re also a lot of fun for early finishers or for take-home packets.
Earth Day Math Worksheets
These earth day worksheets cover a variety of early math skills. Teach kids shapes, counting, base 10, measurement, and number recognition with these fun math printables.
Earth Day Literacy Worksheets
We are constantly working on early literacy in preschool. These Earth Day literacy worksheets allow you to differentiate between a variety of learning levels. Younger preschoolers and pre-writers can start with the sorting whereas more advanced learners can work on letter sounds and letter tracing.
More Earth Day Worksheets for Preschool
Some of the most important skills preschoolers learn are not math and literacy. With these Earth Day worksheets they can also practice fine motor skills, tracing, scissor skills, and even do a bit of science.
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This number sense activity is perfect for practicing the relationship between numbers. Mark the various signs that match the target number.