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K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th


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Elementary Earth Day Activities

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Mar 4, 2024
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This bundle contains dozens of ready-to-use Earth Day activities for center work, bell ringers, independent or partner work, early finishers, or take-home projects.

The Elementary Earth Day Activities bundle includes the following resources:
  • Center Activities
  • Fillable Poster and Anchor Chart
  • I Can Help the Earth! Student Reader
  • Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Posters
  • Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Sort
Accompanying Teaching Materials
Teaching Tips
  • Integrate these Earth Day activities into your regular curriculum by setting up stations/centers around the room.
  • Students may complete the fillable poster and anchor charts independently, in small groups, or as a whole class.
  • Look for companion materials in this Earth Day Activities Bundle (K-2) (3-5)
Scientist Notes

While the Earth Day bundle does not include any specific science to examine, it does include simple activities that encourage youth to take an environmentally conscious stance, support recycling programs, and participate in Earth Day events. The supporting documents were also reviewed and this bundle is suitable for instruction.


Primary Standards

  • Common Core English Language Arts Standards (CCSS.ELA)
    • Reading: Foundational Skills (K-5)
      • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.5.4 Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
    • Speaking & Listening (K-12)
      • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.5.1 Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 5 topics and texts, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.
  • Common Core Math Standards (CCSS.MATH)
    • Measurement & Data (K-5)
      • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.1.MD.B.3 Tell and write time in hours and half-hours using analog and digital clocks.
      • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.1.MD.C.4 Organize, represent, and interpret data with up to three categories; ask and answer questions about the total number of data points, how many in each category, and how many more or less are in one category than in another.

Supporting Standards

  • Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
    • ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
      • K-ESS3-3 Communicate solutions that will reduce the impact of humans on the land, water, air, and/or other living things in the local environment.
      • 4-ESS3-2 Generate and compare multiple solutions to reduce the impacts of natural Earth processes on humans.
      • 5-ESS3-1 Obtain and combine information about ways individual communities use science ideas to protect the Earth’s resources and environment.
  • College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Standards
    • Dimension 4: Taking Informed Action
      • D4.6.K-2 Identify and explain a range of local, regional, and global problems, and some ways in which people are trying to address these problems.
      • D4.7.K-2 Identify ways to take action to help address local, regional, and global problems.
      • D4.7.3-5 Explain different strategies and approaches students and others could take in working alone and together to address local, regional, and global problems, and predict possible results of their actions.
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