Engaging Earth Day activities for the classroom including Earth Day reading comprehension, STEM, writing, crafts, and more. Celebrate Earth Day with 5 different book companion guided reading sets, 6 leveled nonfiction closed reading passages with comprehension questions, Recycle and Repurpose STEM challenge, multiple writing prompts, graphic organizers and report templates, math, art, science resources, and more! Plus many Earth Day activities for centers, crafts, games, home connection materials, and other printable Earth Day activities that will help to celebrate in an unforgettable way. Answer keys also included!
All books linked to guided reading activities are available read alouds on YouTube.
Earth Day Reading Comprehension Activities:
- 5 Book Companion guided reading activities for the following mentor texts:
- “The Tree Lady”
- “I am Earth”
- “We Planted a Tree”
- “How to Help the Earth”
- “Why Should I Recycle?”
- 6 leveled reading passages: Plant Earth (3) Earth Day (3)
- ABC order activity
- Earth Day words you can extend into vocabulary with activity
- Contractions center game with worksheet
- Earth Day comprehension
- Earth Day word search
- Poetry: Read aloud poem and two blank acrostic poetry forms.
- Writing prompt: “How Could I Help Take Care of The Earth?”
- Sequencing: “How to Plant a Seed”
- Tree life cycle report wheels (2)
Earth Day STEM Challenge:
- Reuse, Reduce, Repurpose project and planning sheets with optional home connect letter
- 5 crafts that pair with books
- Earth Day Pledge Pennant
- 3 Earth art story problem activities: An open-ended addition story problem allowing for differentiation. Also, space to show work.
- Time telling game/center: o’clock and half past math matching center
- Math story problem worksheets:
- Addition/subtraction story problems and making 10’s story problems using 10 frames.
- Addition/subtraction (double digit and triple)
Other Engaging Activities:
- Recycling, Compost, Donation Mix-Up: Cut and paste sort
- Books I recommend
- Earth Day websites for kids
- Earth Day Pledge with pennant options