Are you looking for fun Earth Day Activities for a recycling or Earth Day theme?
We LOVE these hands-on, play-based math, literacy and other Earth Day learning games for preschool. This set includes a fun Earth Day Hat craft, class recycling labels as well as lots of fun Earth friendly learning fun.
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- Playdough Letter Stamps
- Magnetic Letters
- Velcro Dots
- Snap Cubes
- Flat Marbles (Dollar Tree)
- Clear Spinner
Earth Day Activities
Sight Words Earth Day Stamping
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 Letter Cards
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.
Earth Day Hat Craft
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.
Earth Day Syllables Counting
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.
Tree Planting Letter Match Game
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.
Roll, Count & Save Water Math Game
Another important Earth Day topic is water conservation. This activitiy is a fun way to practice counting while pretend play collecting and saving our water.
Spin & Graph Recycle Bins
Graphing is another important early math and science skill. Here we use a spinner to randomly choose our colors to graph.
Caring for the Earth Chart
This interactive chart allows kids to show and talk about different ways they have learned to care for our planet.
Earth Day 10 Frames
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.
Earth Day Playdough Tallies
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.
Recycle Bin Color Patterns
Recycle bins can come in lots of colors. For this Earth Day activity we are creating color patterns to match the recycle bins.
Tree Planters Counting
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.
Recycle Sorting Activity
This activity helps children differentiate and catagorize various items to place them with like items. This is a math and literacy skill, and it helps children practice recycling.
Earth Day Shape Puzzles
We love these puzzles for some fun shapes practice.
Spin & Clean the Earth
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 that many pieces of trash to pick up.
Recycle Sorting Labels
One of the best ways to practice recycling is to set up a recycle station in your classroom. We use these labels for this. Kids can sort items they bring from home or in our box.
Earth Day Worksheets
In addition to the hands-on Earth Day activities above, we also created 15 fun worksheets for you. These worksheets include tracing, counting, letter recognition and more.