Earth Day Literacy Activities for Preschool and Early Elementary


These Earth Day literacy activities integrate important science and citizenship lessons with letter learning, sight word practice, writing letters, and word work such as ABC order.

These Earth Day literacy activities include a wide range of engaging ideas, from letter recognition to ABC order. Lots of free, hands-on fun!

My kids have always been naturally interested in Earth Day. The idea behind it is easy for them to relate to and understand. We spend a lot of time teaching children to keep their toys, books and selves clean. So, of course it makes sense to them that we should also keep our planet clean.

Last year we enjoyed making an Earth Day craft with recycled plastic. It was fun, and looked beautiful. More importantly, it gave us the opportunity to talk about taking care of the environment.

This year, we’ll be bumping the educational side up a notch. I made a free printable Earth Day themed ABC order activity (see below), and have put together a list of other fun and free Earth Day literacy activities for you here.

Preschool Earth Day Literacy Activities

These Earth Day literacy activities include a wide range of engaging ideas, from letter recognition to ABC order. Lots of free, hands-on fun!

  • You can encourage letter identification and distinguishing uppercase and lowercase letters with this Earth Day alphabet activity shared on PreK Pages.
  • For kids who relish getting their hands dirty, this Letter E activity from Carrots are Orange is perfect for engaging young preschoolers in a little letter recognition. Be sure to read all the details and tips before you “dig” in.
  • Fun-a-Day explains a fantastic Earth Day themed sensory bin that encourages word building. This could be used with advanced preschoolers or with kindergartners. Who wouldn’t love to dig their hands into it!

 

Kindergarten & Early Elementary Earth Day Literacy Activities

These Earth Day literacy activities include a wide range of engaging ideas, from letter recognition to ABC order. Lots of free, hands-on fun!

Phonics

Writing

  • I love the creative Earth Day pledge activity that Carolyn at Mama’s Little Muse came up with. If you’re a classroom teacher, you could easily adapt it to a poster or bulletin board display.

Reading

  • The simple Earth Day Easy Reader book from 3 Dinosaurs provides practice reading basic sight words, plus exposure to words like recycle and planet.

Word Work

Last, but I hope not least, I have an Earth Day ABC Order activity for you! I’ve uploaded it to my new Teachers Pay Teachers store, where you can download it for free.

This free Earth Day ABC order printable gives students practice alphabetizing words related to protecting our environment.

MORE Fabulous Earth Day Ideas

This post is part of the Unit Study Roundup group. Our theme this week is Earth Day! Have a look at what everyone has put together:

Inspiring Earth Day Reading List for Children by Crafty Mama in ME

Earth Day Inspired Tissue Paper & Water Transfer Art by Play Dough & Popsicles

Book Inspired Bird Activity by Bambini Travel

Environmental Books for Kids by The Jenny Evolution

Egg Shell Gardens by Schooling a Monkey

Earth Science Crafts for Kids byThe Usual Mayhem

Earth Day Activity by The Moments at Home

Earth Day Worksheet by Mrs. Karle’s Sight and Sound Reading

Earth Day Activities for Teens by FrogMom

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