Earth Day | Recycle Reuse Reduce
Preschool Lesson Plan Activities
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This activity is appropriate for Earth Day-April 22th, World
Environment Day-June 5tg or America Recycles Day-November 15th.
How can young children learn to care for Earth?
One of the ways:
Art & crafts experiences enable children to acquaint themselves with the natural qualities of the earth such as leaves, rocks, shells, dirt, wind, rain and sunshine. Children also learn to observe, create, and remain in touch with the ever changing world, and to develop a caring attitude towards the earth by learning to recycle and use materials for art and crafts rather than throwing them away.
For a list of the recyclable materials that can be collected for art & craft projects visit our First Materials List. These can be discussed during the Earth Day presentation.
Activity Part 1: Discuss some simple facts about Earth Day or World Environment Day:
What is Earth Day? For young children.
April 22 is Earth Day. Everybody over the country tries to pitch in and do something that could help the planet we live in, Earth. It is like a big Spring Clean Up Day!
A man by the name of Gaylord
Nelson, said there were lots of problems with the environment*.
*What is the ENVIRONMENT? The natural world: the natural world, within which people, animals, and plants live. It is regarded by many as being at risk from the harmful influences of industrialized societies.
Senator Nelson had this neat idea of
having one day in which people everywhere would get together to
clean things up making the environment and Earth a little
Reuse: We don't always need a new piece of paper or a new t-shirt. We can try to reuse what we already have. We can help keep trash out of the landfills. How can a piece of paper be reused? Example: We can use the comics to use as wrapping paper, print the templates in this web site on the blank/clean side of junk mail or other discarded paper material. How can a T-shirt be reused - many pieces of fabric from T-shirts can make a great quilt!
Reduce - Every home can reduce
the amount of waste/garbage it produces and the landfills would last
years longer. Composting is one way of reducing -- explain how
you can help and/or are helping to reduce.
* A big piece of paper of tape 3 or 4 pieces of scrap paper to make a poster.
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