On Friday April 13, 2012, my staff and I were preparing the upcoming theme of “Earth Day” at my childcare facility. Our objective for the theme is to teach the children how to become earth friendly. I thought I would share some of those ideas with you and the activities are as follows:
During circle time pose an earth friendly question of the day such as; Why do we need trees? Be ready for creative responses and ideas!
Add water, boats, fish and people to water. This is a great way to promote outdoor water activities such as: fishing and pedaling boats. Idea: Ask the kids if it is better for the earth to use a boat with gas or a boat with pedals?
Add a picture of a windmill and discuss how the windmill creates energy! To save energy, consider opening the blinds and having the children to work with only light that comes in from the outside. We do this every year on earth day and the kids love it!!
Create an globe by encouraging the kids to mix blue and green play dough together!
Post Reduce, Reuse and Recycle signs. May be a good idea to add a recycling bin in the classroom.
Take the older children outdoors for a walk to clean up trash around your home or childcare center.
Create an Earth Friendly word wall that consist of the following words: Water, Energy, Soil, Trees, etc.
You will need some large paper bags. Cut holes in the side of the bags for the kids arm to fit through the openings and on the front of the bag write: I am an Earth Friendly Kid (with Green Paint).
I would love to read your feedback about today’s blog post. Be sure to leave your comments. For more Earth Friendly Kids ideas, check out this Lesson plan idea, click here.
With Creating an Earth Friendly Child Care Business in Mind,
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