This 79-page Earth Day Activity pack includes the following activities along with directions, extension ideas, and alignment to the Pre-K Printable Fun Early Learning Standards:
Inside this pack you will find:
Beach Clean-Up Counting Activity
Preschoolers who have mastered basic counting are ready to explore addition. This fun activity is a great introduction to basic addition. Preschoolers focus on counting with one-to-one correspondence while being introduced to math vocabulary such as add, plus, more, equals, and total.
Recycling Counting Mat
How do you make math fun? By adding a recycling truck of course!
Preschoolers love big trucks! This counting mat with a recycling truck is sure to keep preschoolers engaged! Use the included printable recycling bin counters or use play dough or a counter of your choice!
Flip and Find Letter Matching
It can be difficult finding literacy activities that are adaptable to all children in the classroom, particularly in a multi-age group. This activity is easy to modify to individual skill levels. This pack includes uppercase and lowercase cards, simply choose which is best for your preschooler!
Use as a table game or place the letter cards in a sensory bin as a seek and find activity!
Flip and Find Letter Matching-Phonics
This version is a great way to support preschoolers learning letter phonemes!
Ten Frame Recycling Counting Mats
Support preschoolers working on counting skills, recognizing numerals, and reading number words with these activity cards.
Pair with the included printable counters or with your own fun manipulatives such as pom poms.
Earth Day Count and Clip Cards
Count up items that can be recycled, identify the correct number and then use a clothespin to clip it! In addition to math, this activity supports fine motor control and hand-eye coordination.
Earth Day and Recycling 3-Part Cards
There is a lot of new vocabulary for preschoolers to learn while studying Recycling and Earth Day.
3-Part cards can be used as matching activities or with other engaging activities to support preschoolers as they learn these new words.
Earth Day Seek and Write Activities
The included Earth Day Word Wall cards can be used in so many fun ways!
Add them to your writing center, circle time area, use with gross motor activities and use with the included templates below.
Practice pre-writing by tracing the line from the written word to the symbol. Children will use their visual discrimination and matching skills to match up the word with the image on the page.
Hide the word wall cards around the room, encourage children to use the checklist as they search for the words.
Preschoolers and kindergartners learning to write can use the word wall cards to practice their skills!
Add the cards and this template to your writing center for children to use.
Preschoolers that are learning to write can use the word wall cards with this template to trace the words.
Read the word or symbol on the card, then find it on the page and color the picture.
Shape Clip Cards
What shape is the earth? Spark discussion while working on matching skills and fine motor control with this fun activity.
Earth Day Fine Motor Activities
Preschoolers need lots of practice with scissors!
Learning to accurately cut out shapes is great for motor control and prepares them for kindergarten activities.
Coloring is a great way for children to build finger strength. Crayons are great because kids need to press harder when they are using them. Offer crayons in different thicknesses.
Tracing and cutting lines is a fun way to work on fine motor skills.
Laminate this sheet or use a page protector to make it resusable with a washable marker.
My Earth Story
Here's a chance for your preschooler to illustrate and write about the Earth.
Recycle Counting Mats 1-10
Count up newspapers and add them to the recycle bin!
Numeral recognition and 1:1 correspondence
Happy Earth Sad Earth Sorting
Show what you know!
Challenge your preschooler to show what they know with this hands-on activity.
Earth Day Number Puzzle
Practice numeral recognition, ordering, and problem-solving with this recycle themed number puzzle.
Recycle Bin Color Match
Add a fun twist to color sorting with this recycle bin activity.
Sort by color, read the bin, match up what should go inside.
Recycle or Compost Sorting
Learn which items can be recycled and which are composted!
This is a great activity to do before or after a fun compost/recycle exploration activity.
Roll and Recycle
Practice reading skills with this activity.
Roll the playing cube, then find an item that matches the word rolled and add the the bin.
Recycle Sorting Activity
When recycling it's important to add items to the correct bin.
Work on matching skills and encourage this concept with this recycling sorting activity.
Recycling Sort By Size
Throughout this unit preschoolers will become very familiar with the recycling symbol.
Practice sorting by size using this symbol with this sorting activity.
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