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Explorers Club Lesson Plan Theme: Earth Day Activity

Time

Materials Needed

5 min.

Developmental Skill Literacy

Story Time

Song Time Matching & Sorting

5 min. 15 min

Literacy Cognitive – math

Plant a tree

30 mins

Fine Motor

Celebrating Earth Day Everyday

Take home

Fine & Gross Motor

Attached Song Sheet Printed worksheets 1) http://www.allkidsnetwork.c om/worksheets/earthday/earth-day-matchingworksheet.pdf 2) http://www.allkidsnetwork.c om/worksheets/earthday/sort-recycleworksheet.pdf 3) http://www.allkidsnetwork.c om/worksheets/earthday/recyclingworksheet.asp Pine Tree Planters Kit (http://www.ssww.com/item/educra ft-scholastic-pine-tree-planterscraft-kit-GP1018/) Parents.com article (http://www.parents.com/toddlerspreschoolers/activities/outdoor/eart h-day-activities-preschoolers/)

Instructions Read the story (It’s Earth Day by Mercer Mayer) to the children and ask/answer questions.

Sing attached songs Give each child all three of the worksheets and have child and parent work on them together to make the matches.

Take Children outside for this activity Follow directions on kit to plant your own tree! Use some of the ideas in this article to celebrate Earth Day everyday and do things together as a family at the same time!


Recycling for Our Earth (Sung to: "Mary Had a Little Lamb") Hear the cans go crunch, crunch, crunch, Crunch, crunch, crunch, crunch, crunch, crunch, Hear the cans go crunch, crunch, crunch, Recycle for our earth. Hear the bottle go ding, ding, ding Ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, Hear the bottle go ding, ding, ding Recycle for our earth. Hear the paper go crinkle, crinkle, crinkle crinkle, crinkle, crinkle, crinkle, crinkle, crinkle Hear the paper go crinkle, crinkle, crinkle Recycle for our earth

Pick Up Litter (Sung to: "If You’re Happy And You Know It")

Earth Day Parade (Sung to: “When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again”)

If you see a piece of litter pick it up If you see a piece of litter pick it up You will make the world look better If you pick up all the litter. If you see a piece of litter, pick it up

The children are marching into town, hooray, hooray. Today is Earth Day and they want to say, Let’s keep the earth nice and clean, Let’s keep the earth safe and green. Oh, we’re oh, so glad that the children could come today. The children are marching into town, hooray, hooray. Some pick up litter as they come our way. Some have poster, some have flags. Some carry trees and grocery bags. Oh, we’re oh, so glad that the children could come today.

I’m an Earth Day Helper (Sung to: “Yankee Doodle”) I’m an Earth Day Helper And I want to say. We can care for the earth Each and every day. First we clean up litter, And recycle, too! Then we keep the air clean And oceans nice and blue.


Explorers Club - Earth Day