With Earth Day rapidly approaching I thought I would share a few cute ideas gathered from around the web that work well with teaching preschoolers about our Earth and ecology.
|Earth Day Tree Craft via Kiboomu|
|Making Recycled Alphabet Crayons via Lets Explore|
|Recycled Can Flower Pot via MakeMyselfAtHome|
|Give a Hoot Owl via The Learning Tree|
|Tissue Paper Earth via Mom to 2 Posh Divas|
|Fabric Scrap Flowers via Kaboose|
Of course there is always Making Paper which is a very cool project for all ages. My boys love tearing up the paper scraps before we start.
Here are some great preschool books about our Earth:
The Old Boot by Chris Baines
We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
Be Nice To Spiders by Margaret Bloom Graham
A Child’s Good Morning Book by Margaret Wise Brown and Karen Katz
The Great Paper Caper by Oliver Jeffers
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
One Light, One Sun by Raffi
And of course The Lorax has a great Earth Day theme of respecting our planet and nature!
I hope these links help you find fun ways to teach your children about the importance of conservation this Earth Day! If you have any other favorite Earth Day projects please leave a comment with a link, I’d love to see them!